Kaepernick played the first four series and led his team to one scoring drive (field goal). He completed 6 of 12 pass attempts for 59 yards, with no touchdowns and no interceptions. He was sacked once and finished with a 64.2 passer rating. Over three preseason games,
Kaepernick has compiled 115 yards through the air while completing 12 of 22 passes. He failed to find the end zone in the preseason. He is expected to play in the final preseason gameon Thursday.
Kaepernick ran nine times for 87 yards against the Seahawks, then did not top 20 rushing yards again until Week 7. Coach Jim Harbaugh said the team did not call as many read-option plays because "we didn't want to see Colin get hit 12 times a game."
Kaepernick said the injury "was something that was always there. Never spoke about it, never said anything about it because you're a football player, you play through pain. Unless you're being carted off, you should be on the field. If it's something you can play through, that's what you do."
Kaepernick completed 5 of 9 passes for 39 yards. He made one terrible throw off a bootleg, but also wasn't helped by his receivers. No. 1 wideout Michael Crabtree could not hang on to a slant pass on the first play from scrimmage, and Brandon Lloyd had a potential touchdown go off his fingertips.
He completed the other throw for 17 yards to tight end Vance McDonald. San Francisco ran five times on the drive, showcasing rookie Carlos Hyde.
Kaepernick plays his next preseason game on Sunday, Aug. 17 against the Broncos.
He said in an interview with the media Thursday that having Steve Johnson, Brandon Lloyd and Bruce Ellington to go with Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin, Vernon Davis and Quinton Patton should open up the passing game.
"I think it gives us an opportunity as an offense to do a lot more," Kaepernick said.
When asked if he would you like to see the offense start tilting more toward the passing game, Kaepernick said: "I want to see this offense do whatever it has to do to win games. That’s really what’s most important, but I’m always good to throw a few more balls."
He added that the offense has the "capability" to become an elite, prolific passing attack.
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|2012||San Francisco 49ers||13||7||218||136||62.4||1814||8.32||57||10||3||16/112||32||4||98.3|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||416||243||58.4||3197||7.69||64||21||8||39/231||46||10||91.6|
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||3||0||2||-2||-1.0||-1||0||0||0|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||13||7||63||415||6.6||50||5||3||18|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||92||524||5.7||28||4||4||28|
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||3||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||13||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2012||San Francisco 49ers||13||9||2||0||2||0||0||2||0|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||16||6||4||0||2||0||0||2||0|
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