Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports


Modkins on Kaepernick wanting to return: “I haven’t seen anything to indicate that he didn’t”

Dec 13, 2016 at 10:51 AM--


San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins met with the media today and discussed quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

This season, Kaepernick has played in eight games. Over the past two games, both losses against teams that had a combined five wins before facing the 49ers, he completed 16 of his 31 passes for 137 yards and a touchdown.

Of course, Kaepernick continues his protest of the national anthem. It's something that started in preseason and has been a focal point in the media all season. Some believe that the protest is even having an impact on NFL viewership ratings.

Modkins was asked how tough this year has been for Kaepernick, given his stance. "All I really see of Colin is that he comes into work every day and he's professional and he works his tail off and he's trying very hard to help our team win," Modkins said. "I'm not really worried of any of the social things that go on or anything that you might be talking about. I just know he comes in, he goes to work."

Kaepernick has also put his San Jose home up for sale and purchased a condominium in New York City this past offseason. Speaking on behalf of Kaepernick, a team spokesman called the sale of his home an "investment decision."

Modkins was also asked if there were any indications that Kaepernick wants to return to the 49ers next year. "I haven't seen anything to indicate that he didn't," he answered. "Like I said, he comes in and he works his tail off. He does all he can on Sundays to help us win. I don't think that's Colin's focus. I don't think that's where he's at. That's another discussion with different people. He's been great with us, great around me, and he's trying his best to do the best he can for our team."

While a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL Media stated that Kaepernick would opt out of his contract following the season, the quarterback said that a decision has not been made yet. "No, I haven't made any decisions on that," said Kaepernick when asked if he would void the remaining years on his contract. "Those decisions will come after the season."

"Right now, I'm part of the 49ers," Kaepernick continued. "My focus is helping my teammates get a win this week."



LISTEN

Facebook Comments



More San Francisco 49ers News



49ers mailbag: Will Armstead play this week? What's the plan at RB? Will Garoppolo return next season?

By Marc Adams
Nov 29

The San Francisco 49ers are in the home stretch, with only six games remaining. After Sunday's victory over the New Orleans Saints, you'd think 49ers fans have nothing to worry about. But a handful of injuries, and some tough upcoming opponents, have given fans plenty of reasons to fret. We opened up our 49ers mailbag to see what was on the troubled minds of fans. Let's take a peek inside. What do you think is holding back these 49ers on offense? All The tools are there but lack the explosion on plays. - Will D. The 49ers have been inconsistent on offense. A week after exploding against the Cardinals, the offense struggled against the Saints. One reason is that the New Orleans defense is good. In fact, the Saints probably have the



49ers-Dolphins Injury Report: Arik Armstead plans to play Sunday; No Deebo at practice; McCaffrey, Omenihu return

By David Bonilla
Dec 1

The San Francisco 49ers are preparing for their Week 13 contest against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Arik Armstead participated in his third consecutive practice, including last Friday's session. The defensive lineman is close to returning to the football field. He has not played since Week 4 due to foot and ankle injuries. After practice, Armstead told reporters that he plans to play against the Dolphins. That's fantastic news for the NFL's No. 1 ranked



John Lynch on what Arik Armstead's return means to the 49ers defense

By David Bonilla
Dec 1

The San Francisco 49ers defense might get a significant boost on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. Following Thursday's practice, defensive lineman Arik Armstead told reporters that he plans to play this weekend, his first on-field action since October 3 against the Los Angeles Rams. #49ers DT Arik Armstead (ankle, foot) said he will play Sunday vs #Dolphins. Armstead has been sidelined since Week 4 win vs. Rams on Oct. 3.—



Jimmy Garoppolo: Familiarity could sway me to return to 49ers

By David Bonilla
Dec 2

It seems unlikely that quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo would opt to return to the San Francisco 49ers in 2023. Of course, no one predicted that he would be on the roster come Week 1 of this season, either. Even Garoppolo fully anticipated being elsewhere. There was some interest from other teams throughout training camp, but nothing came to fruition. That left Garoppolo and the 49ers kind of stuck with one another. So the two agreed to extend the marriage for one more season. San Francisco restructured Garoppolo's remaining year on his contract, allowing the quarterback to return as Trey Lance's backup. It worked out for both sides. Garoppolo is having a solid season, increasing his value for the upcoming offseason—an offseason in which the 49ers can't utilize


Featured

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone