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Colin Kaepernick

29-Year-Old Quarterback – Free Agent

2016 Pass/Rush Stats

Yds

2241

TD

16

INT

4

Yds

468

TD

2

2017 Pass/Rush Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

At press time, Kaepernick was still unsigned after opting out of his contract with the 49ers in March. It's unknown if he would take a backup job (and backup money) or if teams just don't want the ine...

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HT: 6' 5"   WT: 230   DOB: 11/3/1987  College: Nevada  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Colin Kaepernick Contract Information:

Agreed to a six-year, $126 million extension with the 49ers in June of 2014, with $61 million guaranteed.

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Kaepernick is scheduled to meet with the Seahawks on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

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Colin Kaepernick NFL Stats
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  Passing Pass Distance Big Pass Games Rushing Fumbles
Year Age Team G Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ 300+ 350+ 400+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost
2009 21 CFB 13 166 282 58.9% 2052 20 6 7.3 - - - - - 161 1183 7.3 16 - -
2010 22 CFB 14 233 359 64.9% 3022 21 8 8.4 - - - - - 173 1206 7.0 20 - -
2011 23 SF 3 3 5 60.0% 35 0 0 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 -2 -1.0 0 0 0
2012 24 SF 13 136 218 62.4% 1814 10 3 8.3 32 4 0 0 0 63 415 6.6 5 9 2
2013 25 SF 16 243 416 58.4% 3197 21 8 7.7 42 9 2 1 1 92 524 5.7 4 6 4
2014 26 SF 16 289 478 60.5% 3369 19 10 7.0 48 5 1 0 0 104 639 6.1 1 8 5
2015 27 SF 9 144 244 59.0% 1615 6 5 6.6 19 7 2 0 0 45 256 5.7 1 5 1
2016 28 SF 12 196 331 59.2% 2241 16 4 6.8 25 5 1 1 0 69 468 6.8 2 9 3
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Colin Kaepernick Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Passing Stats Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rating Yds/G TD% INT% Sacks In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
2009 21 CFB 13 29.5 29.5 29.5 96.2 158 7.1 2.1 - - - - - - -
2010 22 CFB 14 31.8 31.8 31.8 101.5 216 5.8 2.2 - - - - - - -
2011 23 SF 3 0.4 0.4 0.4 81.3 12 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2012 24 SF 13 14.2 14.2 14.2 98.3 140 4.6 1.4 16 34 12 3 13 7 3
2013 25 SF 16 18.0 18.0 18.0 91.6 200 5.0 1.9 39 52 18 6 10 2 1
2014 26 SF 16 17.5 17.5 17.5 86.4 211 4.0 2.1 52 48 20 11 15 2 1
2015 27 SF 9 13.4 13.4 13.4 78.5 179 2.5 2.0 28 44 17 8 4 1 1
2016 28 SF 12 17.7 17.7 17.7 90.7 187 4.8 1.2 36 35 13 3 7 3 1
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Colin Kaepernick – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

690

Offensive Snaps in 2016

Colin Kaepernick was on the field for 690 of his team's snaps on offense in 2016.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Colin Kaepernick was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Off ST
2014 983 0
2015 504 0
2016 690 0
Colin Kaepernick 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Passing Pass Distance Rushing Fumbles Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 LA 3 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Car
3 @Sea
4 Dal
5 Ari
6 @Buf 61 0 13 29 44.8% 187 1 0 6.4 1 1 8 66 8.3 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 0
7 TB 70 0 16 34 47.1% 143 1 1 4.2 1 0 9 84 9.3 0 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 0
8 BYE Bye Week
9 NO 60 0 24 39 61.5% 398 2 1 10.2 6 2 5 23 4.6 0 1 1 4 2 0 1 1 0
10 @Ari 63 0 17 30 56.7% 210 1 0 7.0 4 1 10 55 5.5 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 1
11 NE 62 0 16 30 53.3% 206 2 0 6.9 2 0 4 32 8.0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Mia 78 0 29 46 63.0% 296 3 1 6.4 2 0 10 113 11.3 0 0 0 5 3 2 3 1 0
13 @Chi 45 0 1 5 20.0% 4 0 0 0.8 0 0 6 20 3.3 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
14 NYJ 57 0 15 26 57.7% 133 1 0 5.1 2 0 3 23 7.7 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
15 @Atl 55 0 20 33 60.6% 183 2 0 5.5 1 1 3 21 7.0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0
16 @LA 75 0 28 37 75.7% 266 2 1 7.2 1 0 6 15 2.5 1 0 0 5 1 0 1 0 0
17 Sea 61 0 17 22 77.3% 215 1 0 9.8 5 0 5 16 3.2 0 2 1 4 1 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Colin Kaepernick  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Quarterbacks
Height:   6' 5"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   230 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.53 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.18 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   6.85 sec
GREAT
Arm Length:   33.50 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.13 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   33 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   115 in
GREAT
Bench Press
Not Available

Colin Kaepernick: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kaepernick still hopes to find an opportunity to compete for a starting job, ESPN.com reports.

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Niners GM John Lynch acknowledged that the team is unlikely to re-sign Kaepernick, who recently opted out of the final year of his contract, The San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Kaepernick announced Wednesday that he would opt out of the final season of his contract with the 49ers, ESPN.com's Nick Wagoner reports.

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Kaepernick completed 17 of 22 passes for 215 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to Seattle. He also rushed for 16 yards and fumbled twice, losing one, during the contest.

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Kaepernick completed 28 of 38 passes for 266 yards, two touchdowns and a pick in Saturday's win over the Rams. He added 15 yards, a touchdown and a two-point conversion on the ground.

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Kaepernick completed 20 of 33 passes for 183 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 41-13 loss at Atlanta. He also had three carries for 21 yards.

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Kaepernick completed 15 of 26 passes for 133 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's game against the Jets. He added 23 yards on three carries in the 23-17 loss.

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Kaepernick will start at quarterback in Sunday's game against the Jets.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

It wasn't all that long ago Kaepernick seemed like the very model of a modern NFL quarterback, combining electrifying scrambling ability with an arm capable of putting the ball behind even the deepest safety. His play continued to regress in 2015, however, with accuracy issues and his inability to read defenses eventually leading the 49ers to give the starting job to Blaine Gabbert in the second half of the season. GM Trent Baalke attempted to trade Kaepernick in the offseason, but his large contract (and unwillingness to renegotiate it) scuttled a potential deal with the Broncos, and all signs thus point to him heading to camp still in a San Francisco uniform. That may not be the worst thing for his future, however. New 49ers coach Chip Kelly will bring in an offensive system that seems tailor-made for Kaepernick's skills, allowing him to maximize his physical talent while simplifying his reads, and if he adapts quickly he could regain his starting spot from Gabbert down the road. The roster lacks the receiving options to become a truly potent offense, even with Kelly's up-tempo system in place, but Kaepernick's ability to pick up yards on the ground could compensate for his lack of aerial production (Michael Vick, for instance, ran for more than 300 yards in seven games for Kelly's Eagles in 2013).

2015

Kaepernick endured a miserable season last year, falling out of the top 15 in QB fantasy scoring despite finishing second at the position in rushing yards. He failed to throw multiple touchdown passes in 12 games as his TD:INT ratio declined for the second consecutive season. His YPA also declined again, ranking 22nd. Kaepernick has one of the league's strongest arms but needs to improve his downfield touch and accuracy after finishing 28th with only five 40-yard completions, despite having the fourth-most attempts of 21-plus yards. And though he accounted for 31.3 percent of the 49ers' red-zone carries, his only rushing touchdown came on a 90-yard run. It's unclear how the offensive gameplan will change with a new coaching staff, but new offensive coordinator Geep Chryst was the quarterbacks coach under Jim Harbaugh, so there may not be much difference. Of course, the 49ers can't get much more run-oriented since 2011, only the Seahawks have thrown less and Kaepernick will have better weapons to target this season. The 49ers signed the speedy Torrey Smith to stretch the field, adding an element they lacked last season. Teammates in Baltimore, Smith reunites with the dependable Anquan Boldin. And perhaps tight end Vernon Davis, who had 13 touchdowns in 2013, will be worked back into the offense after he was oddly a non-factor more often than not last year. Carlos Hyde takes over for Frank Gore in the backfield, joined by newcomer Reggie Bush, who had 40 catches in 11 games last year for the Lions.

2014

Kaepernick led San Francisco deep into the playoffs in each of his two seasons as starter, entrenching him as the 49ers' franchise quarterback for the foreseeable future. The former second-round pick has emerged as one of the league's elite running threats at quarterback, bolting for 939 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground over the last two years, and he's flashed high-level passing potential at times. He has room for improvement in terms of his consistency as a passer, however, as he failed to hit the 200-yard mark 10 times in 2013, completing less than 56 percent of his passes in seven games. Most of his struggles occurred in the first half of the season, a period in which he played through a foot injury, according to coach Jim Harbaugh. The 49ers were without No. 1 receiver Michael Crabtree (Achilles) for the first 11 weeks, too, so Kaepernick mostly gets a pass for his early-season issues. In the five games Crabtree played last year, Kaepernick averaged 232 yards and 1.4 touchdowns through the air, projecting to about 3,714 yards and 22.4 touchdowns over 16 games. With Crabtree healthy heading into 2014 and Steve Johnson added to the wideout rotation, Kaepernick should be a more reliable passer this year.

2013

After taking over in mid-October, Kaepernick used his rocket arm and mobility to lead San Francisco all the way to the Super Bowl. On the way, the quarterback totaled 8.3 YPA and posted at least two passing touchdowns or a rushing touchdown in five of his seven regular-season starts. Kaepernick's upside was most apparent in the Niners' first playoff game; he threw for 261 yards and two scores while also galloping for a remarkable 181 rushing yards a playoff record for a quarterback and two more touchdowns. That's 52 fantasy points for those counting at home. Although Kaepernick might seem like a risky selection, consider that he ran for at least 50 yards in six games last year (including the playoffs), so he can give you points even when he's struggling through the air. That versatility makes Kaepernick a safe week-to-week play. Of some concern is the loss of top target Michael Crabtree to a torn Achilles' tendon during spring OTAs. Of Kaepernick's 2,406 yards and 14 TD passes from Week 11 (when he took over as the full-time starter) through the Super Bowl, Crabtree accounted for 880 yards and eight scores. The addition of Anquan Boldin should help, but its unlikely Boldin, a gimpy Mario Manningham or untested Quinton Patton and A.J. Jenkins can fill Crabtree's shoes.

2011

While the WAC pistol quarterback figures to be quite raw, Kaepernick is a well-documented hard worker who could earn some starts if Alex Smith slips up. In the event Kaepernick does start, hed be worth a look as a fantasy option due to his 4.51 speed and rare arm strength. Even if hes too raw to make an impact as a passer, he figures to be an instant hit as a runner after piling up 4,109 yards and 59 touchdowns on the ground at Nevada. The 49ers brought Alex Smith back on a one-year deal, which means Kaepernick could be the long-term solution in San Francisco.