I guess Colin Kaepernick is going to be the 49er QB for awhile. His parents are probably out mansion hunting as we very speak. That’s our boy!
And let’s hear it for franchise MVP Paraag Marthe, who once again delivered a contract signing that poofed up an agent’s ego, while sensationally keeping the actual money owed by the team to a very managable amount. Our hero! With an impressive assist from the Kapster himself, for making good on his word and taking less than he undoubtedly could have gotten, preferring to EARN his money, rather than extort it.
Other young QBs might not be thrilled with Kaepernick’s deal. It puts a value on the team around him and not just on his own bank account. You’d never see Peyton Manning leave a nickel on the table. And maybe that’s why we’ve only seen him win one SB.
Kaepernick’s new contract was the second major gift he’s received this offseason. The other was signing WR Stevie Johnson, who some people say has the best release off the LOS of anybody in the NFL.
With Kaepernick signing a team-friendly contract, and mentioning the need to re-sign Michael Crabtree as an example of what his contract allowed the team to do, you have to wonder if the team or Crabtree will keep their end of the bargain. In a way, Kaepernick is putting pressure on Crabtree to take a home town discount on his own contract demands, too, which many people don’t expect him to do. And Crabtree’s agent isn’t known for that kind of behavior, either.
Now that the 49ers have three, maybe four, very good WRs on the team, the players will finally get a peek at the red hot third page of OC Greg Roman’s playbook, the one entitled “Have horses, will travel.”
Meanwhile, OTA practices are cruising along with little fanfare or interest. A couple of players haven’t bothered to attend and a handful of others are there but not participating.
This is the fourth year of Jim Harbaugh’s reign. Presumably, the veterans are all familiar with the playbook and with each other, so these practices are not particularly important for them. They are for the newbies, though.
But we’ll have to wait until Training Camp to find out how well these newbies have learned their Harbaugh/Vic Fangio A,B,C’s.