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Colin Kaepernick | Quarterback

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 230
College: Nevada
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Colin Kaepernick completed 17-of-30 passes for 218 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's Week 4 win over the Eagles.
Kaepernick added seven rushes for 58 yards to give his box score a nice look. But he wasn't on his game physically or mentally, missing a wide-open Michael Crabtree for an easy touchdown and bungling clock management. Through four weeks, Kaepernick is on pace to throw for 3,648 yards with 24 touchdowns and run 132 times for 748 more yards. It's a very sustainable pace for a player whose fantasy floor remains high weekly thanks to his legs. The Niners host the Chiefs in Week 5. Sep 28 - 8:03 PM

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Colin Kaepernick completed 29-of-37 passes for 245 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions in San Francisco's 23-14, Week 3 loss to the Cardinals, adding 13 carries for 54 yards.

Kaep helped stake the 49ers to a 14-6 halftime lead, but couldn't get anything going in the second half as the 49ers self-destructed with penalties. Kaep's performance wasn't nearly as error-riddled as Week 2, but he still struggled with clock management, and sailed a few throws after the break. The rushing output was actually one of the highest of Kaep's regular-season career. Despite his up-and-down play the past two weeks, Kaep will be in the QB1 conversation for Week 4 against an Eagles defense that sweats points.
Sep 21 - 7:22 PM

Colin Kaepernick was added to the 49ers' injury report on Thursday with a back issue, but practiced in full.

It's not a concern for Kaepernick's Sunday status. Coming off a disappointing start against the Bears, he's Rotoworld's No. 14 quarterback for Week 3.
Sep 18 - 7:42 PM

Colin Kaepernick completed 21-of-34 passes for 248 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions in Sunday night's loss to the Bears.

He also lost a fumble and took four sacks. Kaepernick had another interception overturned or it would have been an even bigger disaster. His back-to-back picks to Bears CB Kyle Fuller in the fourth quarter cost the 49ers the game. Kaepernick's lone touchdown was a three-yard throw in the flats to Michael Crabtree. The only positive is he managed to come away with 66 rushing yards. With Vernon Davis dealing with an ankle injury, Kaepernick should be avoided for a matchup with the Cardinals in Week 3.
Sep 15 - 12:25 AM

Colin Kaepernick completed 16-of-23 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns as the 49ers eased by the Cowboys 28-17 in Week 1.

He added five carries for 11 yards. Getting whatever he wanted against the Cowboys' junior-varsity defense, Kaep could have had a much-bigger day had the 49ers not raced to a 21-3 lead on the back of two Cowboys turnovers. One was a fumble six, while the other set San Fran up at the Dallas two-yard line. Kaepernick was throwing lasers, and in complete command of the 49ers' offense. Things are set up for a Week 2 shootout, where the Niners host the Bears in the unveiling of Levi's Stadium. Kaep will be a QB1.
Sep 7 - 7:34 PM

Colin Kaepernick completed 6-of-12 passes for 59 yards in Sunday's third preseason game against the Chargers.

San Francisco's first-team offense continues to struggle, as it's produced just six points on seven series through three preseason contests. Kaepernick played four drives Sunday, and has gone 12-of-22 passing for 115 yards and no touchdowns or picks this preseason. He has QB1 upside, but won't be able to realize it unless the 49ers become more aggressive on offense. Kaepernick is our No. 13 QB.
Aug 24 - 5:27 PM

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

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.
Source: ESPN.com
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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Colin Kaepernick
2Blaine Gabbert
3Josh Johnson
RB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
3Marcus Lattimore
GLB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
3RB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
FB1Bruce Miller
2Trey Millard
WR11Michael Crabtree
2Stevie Johnson
3Bruce Ellington
4Kassim Osgood
WR21Anquan Boldin
2Brandon Lloyd
3Quinton Patton
WR31Stevie Johnson
TE1Vernon Davis
2Vance McDonald
3Derek Carrier
4Garrett Celek
K1Phil Dawson