San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will train with former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner this offseason.
The training will take place at the EXOS facility in Phoenix and will also include quarterbacks coach Dennis Gile. Warner will help Kaepernick with film study, charting plays, seven-on-seven drills and other mental aspects of the game for a few days each week.
From the Bee:
Gile said he and Warner wouldn’t try to "fix" Kaepernick. Instead, they want to share their knowledge of the craft. Gile said the focus will be on consistency and efficiency.
"If we can teach him that, then I think he becomes one of the most dangerous quarterbacks in the NFL," Gile said. "Because you can’t teach the natural talents that he has."
The training is set to begin next week and expected to continue until the start of the 49ers offseason program in March.
Warner was a two-time AP NFL MVP, four-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl XXXIV MVP during his career.
Kaepernick recently completed his third full NFL season, finishing with his lowest career completion percentage (60.5), lowest passer rating (86.4) and highest interception total (10). He also threw for 19 touchdowns and a career-high 3,369 yards.
The 49ers finished the season 8-8, missing the playoffs for the first time since 2010.
- Molly Geary