Jim Harbaugh is full of praise for Colin Kaepernick these days and told CSN Bay Area that he expects his young quarterback to have a breakout season for the ages.
“I really expect a real breakout year for Colin,” Harbaugh said after the second day of organized team activities. “Athletically, he looks bionic. If you all remember the ‘Six Million Dollar Man,’ that’s what he looks like to me.
“He’s very gifted and he always has been. He has the look and feel of a guy who’s really going to break out – even more so than he already has. I’m really excited about everything about his game right now.”
Kaepernick had an up and down season last year, his first as the full time starter. Harbaugh chalked it up to the 49ers focusing on the running game because of injuries to their skill players. Kaepernick will have a full arsenal weapons to work with, including Anquan Boldin, Stevie Johnson, Michael Crabtree, Vernon Davis, Marcus Lattimore and rookie Bruce Ellington.
Kaepernick believes that will allow the 49ers to open things up offensively.
“That’ll be something that the coaches will have to decide,” Kaepernick said. “But I think it’s a position we’re definitely stronger at this year. And I think we have a lot of weapons at that position that we can use in a lot of different situations.”