Quarterback Colin Kapernick burt onto the scene a couple of season ago when he took the field for the injured Alex Smith. The San Francisco 49ers were fresh off a NFC Championship appearance, and Kaepernick led them to a Super Bowl appearance, which they eventually lost to the Baltimore Ravens.
The 49ers then went to the NFC Championship game last season, losing to the eventual Super Bowl Champions Seattle Seahawks. Hard to think that Kaepernick hasn’t already had a “breakout season” but 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh thinks 2014 will be that year.
“He just has the look and feel that he’s going to break out, more so than he already has,” Harbaugh said, via the team’s website. “I’m really excited about everything about his game right now.”
One of the biggest issues for the 49ers have been their group of wide receivers. The 49ers have gone out and added weapons for Kaepernick to work with in the offense like veterans Stevie Johnson, whom they traded for with the Bills, and Brandon Lloyd and the drafting of burner Bruce Ellington.
“Kap said it the other day. He feels like he has a stable of receivers and maybe that’s the first time we’ve said that since we’ve all been here together,” Harbaugh said. “I concur. It feels that way.”
They also added a running back in the draft selecting Ohio State product Carlos Hyde. Add in that they still have Michael Crabtree, who missed considerable time in 2013 and Anquan Boldin on the roster.
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