Colin Kaepernick Says He’s Faster After Working With Olympians


The Green Bay Packers are still chasing 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Kaepernick broke the NFL record for most rushing yards in a game for a quarterback, when he rushed for 181 yards against those same slow Green Bay Packers in the playoffs.

Kaepernick has some bad news for his opponents in 2013.  He’s gotten a whole lot faster.  According to Peter King of, Kaepernick spent the offseason, working with a crew of track and field athletes that includes Dwight Phillips, the 2004 Olympic gold medalist in the long jump.

I trained with a few Olympic runners and jumpers,” Kaepernick said. “Just to try to get a little bit faster, a little bit better. Anything I could do to try to get a little bit better and stay ahead of the competition. I think the biggest thing was the form of running and how to be more efficient when I run. I feel like that has helped me to this point, and it’s something I’m trying to improve on more and more, but I think those few weeks with them were very valuable.”

I don’t think the NFL is ready for an even fast Colin Kaepernick.