Pro Football Weekly reports that rookie QB Colin Kaepernick is impressing teammates with his arm.
Pro Football Weekly hears that 49ers rookie QB Colin Kaepernick has wasted no time raising eyebrows in players-only workouts with his strong arm. Sources on the scene cited one Kaepernick bullet that literally knocked free-agent WR Lance Long off his feet on one slant route. “He’s got a gun,” one close observer said of Kaepernick. “He’s got a much stronger arm than Alex Smith. As a sophomore pitcher in high school, he was throwing a baseball 93 mph.” His teammates agreed. Said left tackle Joe Staley: “We’re excited about him. … He doesn’t have that rookie, deer-in-the-headlights mentality. I think he’s going to be a good quarterback.”