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San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick sent out a congratulatory tweet to his former head coach and current University of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh. Following last season, the 49ers "parted ways" with Harbaugh after an 8-8 season and he was quickly scooped up by his alma mater to be their next head coach.
Harbaugh led the Wolverines to 10-3 season, capping it off with an impressive 41-7 victory over the Florida Gators in the Citrus Bowl.
Congrats @CoachJim4UM for the 10 win season and the huge bowl victory!— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) January 1, 2016
Harbaugh replied to Kaepernick, giving thanks and wishing him the best in 2016.
Thanks, Kap! Much appreciated, means a lot! All the best in 2016! https://t.co/0pVMSZWedZ— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) January 1, 2016
Together, Kaepernick and Harbaugh led the 49ers to two NFC Championship games (2012, 2013 seasons) and a Super Bowl (2012 season).
This season, the 49ers are 4-11 with one final game left and Kaepernick was benched for QB Blaine Gabbert before being placed on injured reserve with a torn labrum in his left shoulder. He is scheduled to make $11.9 million in 2016 if he is still on the roster on April 1. That base salary is guaranteed for injury.