We’ve all seen the famous off season shenannigans of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. However, the young San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, is taking a different approach to the offseason.
He’s working on getting better.
Despite only starting 10 NFL games in his career, the last of which was a Super Bowl, he isn’t satisfied with where he is. That Super Bowl loss left a bad taste in his mouth and he is working to change that.
Matthew Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports that it isn’t due to a lack of interest in Kapernick. He says Colin has been invited to be on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, work the red carpet at Oscars and he was invited to the Grammys. Companies want to start producing ads with him and authors want to get their hands on his story for a book about his meteoric rise to stardom.
Barrows writes the following:
Competitive Edge’s Aaron Roberts said there are about 50 college players preparing for this week’s scouting combine, their pro-day workouts next month and the draft in April.
Kaepernick is one of a dozen veterans.
“A few of our veterans are easing into it,” Roberts said. “Colin, of course, is here all day, every day.”
Last offseason Barrows says Kaepernick went back to Nevada, but with his rise in fame comes the inability to roam freely at your old stomping grounds.
“He didn’t stay in Reno or the West Coast because he’d never get anything done,” Barrows quotes Colin’s father Rick as saying.
“The highest priority right now is to keep it normal,” marketing director Shawn Smith said. “He just wants to be normal. He just wants to train.”