ESPN Bob Holtzman: “It Would Not Surprise Me If Kaepernick’s the Starter.”



As the San Francisco 49ers kickoff their first day of OTAs, it was ESPN Bob Holtzman who gave us our daily feel of the QB Colin Kaepernick drama.

Following is from ESPN:

Colin Kaepernick asked to be traded, but still has made quite a first impression on his new 49ers coaches. “Works his butt off in rehab, great with the coaches, learning the offense quickly, I like him a lot” is what one coach told me. It would not surprise me if Kaepernick is the 49ers starter week 1.

Just a few days ago, ESPN projected Kaepernick to throw 15 more touchdowns than teammate QB Blaine Gabbert which means only one thing. They believe Kap will be behind center come Week 1.

With the 49ers kicking off OTAs later this morning, I will be sure to continue posting up videos on twitter with my insights and thoughts of the day.

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