Colin Kaepernick is being optimistic when it comes to his role with the 49ers.
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has been demoted to No. 2 on the team's depth chart, remembers his days as a backup very fondly.
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Kaepernick reminded the world that the last time he held that title, San Francisco had a successful season.
“I mean, I’ve been in this position before. The last time I was in this position, I ended up in the Super Bowl," the quarterback said. "So I continue to work and prepare for when that next opportunity comes.”
Kaepernick has been in the news lately for choosing not to stand for the national anthem before preseason games, protesting what he believes is racial equality in America. It's been a point of great contention, with several notable athletes and even commissioner Roger Goodell voicing their disagreement. Many have come out in support of Kaepernick as well, the most recent being Stephen Curry.
The 28-year-old now has the top selling jersey in the league, and will donate $1 million of the proceeds to the community.
Blaine Gabbert will open the season as San Francisco's starting signalcaller.
- Kenny Ducey