After falling just short of winning Super Bowl XLVII against the Baltimore Ravens, expectations will be even higher for the San Francisco 49ers heading into the 2013 NFL season–especially when it comes to quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The former Nevada star will be entering his first full season as the starter in 2013 after taking over for Alex Smith in the middle of last season and despite having a great work ethic–it appears Jim Harbaugh is a little concerned over his quarterback working too hard.
Harbaugh recently discussed how there’s concern about Kaepernick’s arms are getting “too muscular” as the last thing the head coach wants to see is all of the weightlifting affecting the way he throws the ball. Obviously, Kaepernick is nowhere close to some of the league’s other top quarterbacks when it comes to a muscular standpoint, but he’s the type of player known for his speed.
With the type of success he had in the second half of last season, the bar will be set even higher heading into next season for Kaepernick now that the team is 100 percent invested in the quarterback after trading Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs this offseason. Kaepernick showed plenty of potential last season, but the last thing San Francisco wants to see happen is their star quarterback turn into a one-year wonder.
Either way, at least Harbaugh is keeping an eye on his quarterback and making sure Kaepernick takes the right approach to prepare for the 2013 season.
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