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Colin Kaepernick | Quarterback

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 230
College: Nevada
Contract: view contract details

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Colin Kaepernick admits he was limited by his early-season foot injury in 2013.
Kaep suffered a "chipped bone on his forefoot," and "ruptured capsule in the ball of his foot" in Week 2. "It was something that was always there," he said. "Never spoke about it, never said anything about it because you're a football player, you play through pain." Kaep averaged less than 16 rushing yards over his next four starts before slowly rounding back into form. It's another point in favor of Kaep as a 2014 bounce-back candidate. Aug 19 - 5:22 PM

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OC Greg Roman hinted that the 49ers could throw more this season.

Since 2011, the 49ers have ranked no higher than 31st in pass attempts. The time to start moving away from that ground-n-pound style is now. Colin Kaepernick is in his second full year as the starter, the defense doesn't project to be as fearsome and the offensive weaponry has been improved drastically. Roman isn't going to turn into Scott Linehan all of a sudden, but there's a lot of room for statistical jumps here. Kaepernick's has more upside than most of the quarterbacks in the borderline QB1 range.
Jun 18 - 11:54 AM

As expected, Colin Kaepernick will not be charged for an April incident in a Miami hotel room.

Quinton Patton and Ricardo Lockette will not be charged with anything either. The "suspicious incident" reportedly involved a naked woman calling herself Jesus and refusing to leave the room until she saw Kaepernick. "She was alleging that she may have been the victim of a sexual assault, and there was no evidence." said Ed Griffith of the State Attorney's Office. The 49ers signed Kaepernick to a six-year extension last week. "At some point there needs to be a resolution to some of jump-the-gun, witch-hunt kind of scenario that we're seeing," coach Jim Harbaugh said earlier this offseason. "I mean, the only victim in Colin's case is Colin's reputation."
Jun 12 - 12:43 PM

CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco believes it's "reasonable" to expect the 49ers to "put more on (Colin) Kaepernick's plate in the passing game" this season.

As Maiocco notes, this would "enable (Kaepernick) to put up bigger numbers." The Niners may simply not have a choice, as their defense is likely to take a step back while missing ILB Navorro Bowman (ACL, MCL surgery) and top pass rusher Aldon Smith (forthcoming suspension) quite possibly for half of the season. Blowout wins were a big obstacle to Kaepernick's 2013 stats, though he still finished as the No. 12 fantasy quarterback. The 49ers have traded for Stevie Johnson, and return Michael Crabtree at 100 percent. Kaepernick is being drafted as a QB2, but offers top-ten fantasy quarterback upside.
Jun 10 - 8:11 PM

Colin Kaepernick's new contract is a year-to-year deal.

Armchair GMs that spent Wednesday bashing the 49ers for the "$126 million" deal with "$61 million guaranteed" need to click the link below. Essentially, the Niners can cut Kaepernick before April 1 of each year without owing any more money -- so the actual guarantee is just $13 million ($12.3M signing bonus, $645K '14 base salary, $100K '14 workout bonus). There is also a de-escalator in the contract that can only be halted if Kaepernick takes the team to the Super Bowl or he is named first- or second-team All-Pro. A source tells Pro Football Talk that San Francisco is "thrilled" with the pact.
Jun 5 - 8:31 AM

49ers signed QB Colin Kaepernick to a six-year, $126 million extension through 2020, including $61 million guaranteed.

Kaepernick gets $21 million annually in new money, and sets the new quarterback record for guarantees, passing Peyton Manning by $3 million and Aaron Rodgers and Jay Cutler by $7 million. The former second-round pick was entering the final year of his rookie deal. The 49ers have been one of the most run-heavy teams in recent years. Based on the addition of Stevie Johnson, Michael Crabtree's return to 100 percent health, and Frank Gore's age, we expect coach Jim Harbaugh to open up the offense more in 2014. Kaepernick is currently Rotoworld's No. 13 quarterback heading into the season, but a top-six finish isn't out of the question. He's primed to explode.
Jun 4 - 3:58 PM

The Sacramento Bee reports the 49ers and Colin Kaepernick's representatives will meet face-to-face this week to discuss a contract extension.

It's believed to be the first face-to-face talk between the sides since they dined together at the Combine in February. The 49ers recently received an additional $9.2 million in cap room with Carlos Rogers' money coming off the books on June 1 and ILB NaVorro Bowman restructuring his contract. Entering his contract year, Kaepernick is expected to command at least $18 million annually. The two sides wants a deal done by camp, which kicks off on July 23.
Jun 3 - 10:19 AM

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh anticipates a breakout year from Colin Kaepernick.

Kaepernick, 26, is in a contract year. "I really expect that real breakout year for Colin," Harbaugh said. "He just has the look and feel that he's going to break out, more so than he already has. I'm really excited about everything about his game right now." Harbaugh talked up the 49ers' "firepower" and "ammunition" with Michael Crabtree healthy, and Stevie Johnson joining the wideout corps. Kaepernick scored 25 all-purpose TDs in 2013, finishing as the No. 12 fantasy passer. He's more of a QB2 pick this year, albeit with top-ten scoring upside.
May 29 - 9:35 PM

Miami police have concluded their investigation into the "suspicious incident" in which Colin Kaepernick was named last month.

"Our investigation has been presented to our State Attorney’s Office, and we await their decision whether to prosecute or not," said Miami police chief Manuel Orosa. Miami police previously stated there was "no evidence of a crime." Kaepernick was never accused of a crime, either. He should be in the clear.
May 28 - 7:41 PM

CSN Bay Area reports the 49ers would like to hammer out Colin Kaepernick's contract extension before the beginning of training camp.

The 49ers currently have just $592,000 in cap space, but will earn another $6.6 million when Carlos Rogers' deal comes off the books on June 1. Typically extensions lower cap numbers, but that won't be the case with Kaep this season, who's due just $973,766 in the final year of his rookie contract.
May 15 - 1:27 PM

The 911 tapes connected to the Colin Kaepernick "suspicious incident" suggest a naked woman refusing to leave a hotel room.

The first call is from a hotel security officer: "She said her name was Jesus, and she don't have no clothes on. She's visiting this gentleman here. ... She's screaming now, just crying." The second call is believed to be from Seahawks WR Ricardo Lockette: "I want to report there's a young lady in my friend's bed. ... He's not here. She's going to wait in his bed. She's not leaving. We asked her to leave. We told her he won't be here tonight. She said she's not leaving until she sees him." Police have not accused anyone of a crime.
May 7 - 8:36 AM

Miami police have released two 911 calls from the "suspicious incident" investigation involving Colin Kaepernick, Quinton Patton and Seahawks WR Ricardo Lockette.

The calls shed little light on what happened, or what is even being investigated. One call is believed to have been made by a hotel security guard, with the other possibly coming from Lockette. It continues to appear the players will ultimately avoid any charges related to the incident.
May 6 - 4:25 PM

Miami police said there is no update or timeline for new information on the "suspicious incident" investigation involving Colin Kaepernick.

49ers WR Quinton Patton, Seahawks WR Ricardo Lockette and a 25-year-old woman are also involved. Police said last month that it is not a criminal investigation and it's becoming increasingly clear there aren't going to be any charges here. "It's been put out that I did something wrong," Kaepernick said. "Even though it's a bad circumstance, a bad situation, I feel like ultimately I've been blessed because it's changed my way of thinking. It's made me stronger. It's made me look at things differently."
May 5 - 8:20 AM

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh believes there will be a positive resolution for Colin Kaepernick in the ongoing investigation into the "suspicious incident" on April 1 in Miami.

"The only victim in Colin's case is Colin's reputation," Harbaugh said. Kaepernick should be able to put this case behind him in the very near future. It will not affect San Francisco's extension discussions with Kaepernick.
Apr 26 - 11:12 AM

Miami police do not believe Colin Kaepernick was present when they responded to two 911 calls regarding a woman refusing to leave Kaepernick's downtown hotel room on April 1.

It is unclear when Kaepernick left the hotel room, or if he was even there at all. It is looking more and more like Kaepernick, Quinton Patton, and Ricardo Lockette will walk away without any charges.
Apr 19 - 10:20 AM

Depth Charts

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QB1Colin Kaepernick
2Blaine Gabbert
3McLeod Bethel-Thompson
4Josh Johnson
RB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
3LaMichael James
4Jewel Hampton
5Marcus Lattimore
GLB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
3RB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
FB1Bruce Miller
2Will Tukuafu
3Trey Millard
WR11Michael Crabtree
2Stevie Johnson
3Brandon Lloyd
4Kassim Osgood
5L'Damian Washington
WR21Anquan Boldin
2Quinton Patton
3Bruce Ellington
4David Reed
5Devon Wylie
WR31Stevie Johnson
TE1Vernon Davis
2Vance McDonald
3Garrett Celek
4Derek Carrier
5Kyle Nelson
K1Phil Dawson