49ers hoping to bounce back from disappointing start to season.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has revealed that the criticism he has received on Twitter is only serving to motivate him to do better.
The 25-year-old became a star last season during his first 10 starts in the NFL where he led the 49ers to the Super Bowl, where they eventually lost out to the Baltimore Ravens.
However, his past two games have produced just 10 points as San Francisco have slipped to a 1-2 start to the season with criticism now overshadowing the support for the quarterback.
The media in the US have picked up on the fact that Kaepernick has favourited several unfavourable tweets aimed at him over the past week or so and he has revealed why he has done so.
“It’s something that I do for me,” he said as reported by ESPN.
“It helps me,” he said, before admitting that the comments help motivate him to bounce back from his disappointing start to the campaign.
Amongst the number of tweets he has had to acknowledge are critics calling him a one-year wonder, while others have called for former quarterback Alex Smith to return.
However, Kaepernick is determined to not let that bother him as he hopes to lead the 49ers to victory on Thursday night, where they will hope to snap a two-game losing streak against the St. Louis Rams.
Should they successfully do so, the San Francisco star will have plenty to respond with, however if they slip to yet another defeat then the pressure and criticism will undoubtedly intensify.