VIDEO: 49ers’ Jim Harbaugh defends Colin Kaepernick’s short interview

Special to the Chronicle

Special to the Chronicle

Today, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh was asked whether QB Colin Kaepernick handled Wednesday’s interview professionally, as he answered 29 questions in 83 words.

Harbaugh said, “Face of the franchise quarterback should be a great leader, by example, the way he works, team player all the way. It’s not what’s in his heart, it’s about the team.” Watch the video above as Kaepernick is a man of few words.

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