Last season, the San Francisco 49ers used the overall 36th pick of the NFL Draft in order to select Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick was projected as a project but under the tutelage head coach Jim Harbaugh it was believed he could be groomed into a franchise quarterback. Entering his second season with the 49ers, the signal caller appears to be struggling with his throws this offseason.
Eric Branch of sfgate.com attended Niners practice on Wednesday and he reports that Kaepernick really struggled for the second straight day. Mr. Branch suggests that Kaepernick appears to be aiming his throws which is seriously effecting his throwing accuracy.
If Kaepernick continues to struggle on the field, he could be supplanted as Alex Smith’s backup by newly acquired QB Josh Johnson. Johnson joined the Niners as a free agent and finds himself reunited with his college head coach, Jim Harbaugh. Johnson spent the first four seasons of his NFL career as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, drafted by then head coach Jon Gruden. A very mobile quarterback, his accuracy in college is what caught Gruden’s eye. Johnson holds the Division-I passing efficiency record (176.88). In his senior season, he threw for an austounding 43 touchdowns and just one interception.