San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick continued to regress in 2014, and head coach Jim Harbaugh left after four seasons before being replaced by defensive line coach Jim Tomsula.
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Despite his underwhelming season that contributed to the 49ers finishing 8-8 despite being Super Bowl favorites, but Tomsula expressed his confidence in Kaepernick going forward.
“Statistically and all that stuff, people throw those out there. Colin had his best year, OK. Colin is working down in Arizona. He’s a great dude. He’s a real good dude. He’s a good teammate,” Tomsula said to NFL Total Access.
Kaepernick will not be remembered for having a good season in 2014 though, due to his stats and his team’s record.
He had an 86.4 passer rating with only 19 touchdown passes and a 60.4 completion percentage, continuing to demonstrate his lack of accuracy.
His job will only become more difficult as running back Frank Gore left in free agency, and wide receiver Michael Crabtree is not expected to return as he remains unsigned.
The 49ers did sign wide receiver Torrey Smith though, and running back Carlos Hyde is expected to be the future as he heads into his second season.