He was adopted as a newborn, has a fully grown pet tortoise named Sammy, and sports 10 or 11 tattoos by his own count covering much of his upper body.
Colin Kaepernick is finding out fast that just about everything becomes fair game — and very much public — when you’re a starting quarterback in the NFL. Personal, professional and otherwise. Since the second-year pro took over as the 49ers starter three games ago, further details of his life have emerged. Read More
Jim Harbaugh watched how Colin Kaepernick handled himself when things didn’t go right for the 49ers, and that told the coach plenty more about his second-year quarterback with all of three NFL starts to his name.
Enough that Harbaugh is sticking with Kaepernick under center — for now, anyway — as his team gears up for Sunday’s home game against the Miami Dolphins at Candlestick Park. Read More
As much entertainment as the 49ers’ second overtime game with the St. Louis Rams provided Sunday, the real fun starts this afternoon when coach Jim Harbaugh faces the media at his weekly press conference.
In recent weeks, Harbaugh’s pressers have produced more gems than a Bill Clinton deposition. How much yarn will he spin this week to defend Colin Kaepernick’s management of a game that Alex Smith would have clearly won? Read More
All aboard! Next stop, Crazy Town.
I’m your conductor, Jim Harbaugh, and all communication henceforth shall be liberally sprinkled with misdirection, outright evasion and, well, more than a little sheer lunacy.
Welcome to me. And get used to it, because quite frankly, I don’t give a damn what you think of me or the veracity of whatever might spill from my grill at any given moment. Read More
The backup quarterback always gets the most love from fans and it’s Colin Kaepernick’s turn now. But the way 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has handled this situation will come back to bite him. Read More
Alex Smith is trying to understand how he lost his job as starting quarterback of the 49ers a month after being named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
It’s not an easy thing for the NFL’s fifth-ranked quarterback to deal with this week, even though Smith already has experienced plenty of ups and downs in his tumultuous career since the 49ers made him the No. 1 overall selection of the 2005 draft. Read More
Colin Kaepernick has earned himself a third straight start at quarterback for the 49ers.
Coach Jim Harbaugh made the announcement Wednesday that Kaepernick would go Sunday at St. Louis over Alex Smith after the second-year pro led the NFC West-leading Niners (8-2-1) to victories in the past two games, his first two NFL starts.
“The rationale is we have two quarterbacks that we feel great about as a starting quarterback,” Harbaugh said. Read More
When the 49ers’ official depth chart was released Tuesday, the starting quarterback was listed as “Alex Smith or Colin Kaepernick.”
That type of clarity is what we’ve come to expect from the 49ers since Smith went down with a concussion Nov. 11 and Kaepernick rode in on his white horse.
Jim Harbaugh has watched each of his two quarterbacks lead the 49ers to big wins in hostile, road environments — Alex Smith in the season opener at Green Bay’s Lambeau Field back in September among others, and Colin Kaepernick on Sunday at New Orleans’ Superdome. Read More
This is probably the right time to take off that Alex Smith jersey and stuff it into a box with the rest of your 49ers memorabilia. Smith is still pacing the sideline in his red-and-gold helmet, but he’s practically a relic in the wake of Colin Kaepernick’s performance in a 31-21 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Read More