Wide receiver says that Kaepernick showed more trust in him than Alex Smith did.
San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree has said that Colin Kaepernick trusted him more than previous Quarterback Alex Smith ever did.
After reaching the Super Bowl, and finally having a season in which Michael Crabtree showed the potential to be a leading receiver in the league, the 25-year old believes that it is the trust shown in him by Quarterback sensation Colin Kaepernick that has been the difference.
“I think he trusted me more. Playing wide receiver, you need a quarterback who trusts you. I feel like he trusted me.” Crabtree told NFL Network on Tuesday.
He was then asked about whether previous starting Quarterback Alex Smith did not show the same trust in him last season.
“I wouldn’t say that,” Crabtree said. “I don’t want a controversy.”
Crabtree’s comments make it clear to see that the fourth year player is certainly enjoying the new partnership with his young Quarterback, and his play and confidence is starting to draw praise from peers and critics throughout the league.
2012 was the first season that Crabtree had over 1,000 receiving yards, which seems incredible after he was taken at number seven overall.
The chemistry shown between the receiver and his QB was tangible in the latter half of the last campaign, and with a full off-season to work together, it could become a very exciting tandem next year.
San Francisco 49ers will push to go one better after losing the Super Bowl last season.