Kaepernick finished the season with 1,615 yards and six touchdowns with a 78.5 passer rating in nine games.
The quarterback said he has ligament damage in his right thumb and will travel to Vail. Colo. for a second opinion from a doctor. The injury was sustained in the Oct. 22 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
He also told reporters that he has played his career with a rod in his left leg.
The 49ers finished the season with a 5–11 record for fourth place in the NFC West Division. Head coach Jim Tomsula was fired by the team.
- Christopher Chavez