49ers begin camp with 1 QB, another on the way
By ANTONIO GONZALEZ, AP Sports Writer
1 hour, 6 minutes ago
tweet3EmailPrintSANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP)—Colin Kaepernick(notes) was adamant about competing for the starting quarterback role in training camp, surmising that the San Francisco 49ers didn’t draft him to be a spectator.
Good news for the rookie: He doesn’t figure to be much of an observer.
The former Nevada standout will be the only quarterback on the roster when the Niners hit the practice field for the first time under new coach Jim Harbaugh on Friday, taking all the snaps until presumed starter Alex Smith and other free agents are allowed to join the team next week.
The quarterback issue figures to dominate Harbaugh’s first training camp— and will likely define his first season—with the 49ers, who hired him away from Stanford in January to replace the ousted Mike Singletary.