New 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick can’t talk to coach Jim Harbaugh until the lockout ends. But he can get some coaching from Harbaugh’s star pupil.
Kaepernick says he’s in the process of moving to Santa Clara, near the 49ers’ headquarters — and near the campus of Stanford, whose quarterback, Andrew Luck, is well versed in Harbaugh’s offense after playing for Harbaugh the last three seasons. Kaepernick said he met Luck last year at the Manning Passing Academy and expects to talk to Luck frequently about Harbaugh’s offense.
“Especially if the lockout stays on,” Kaepernick said, via the Sacramento Bee. “I’m going to try and pick his brain as much as I can and try to get a jump-start into this offense, and pick up as much as I can from him.”
Although the 49ers weren’t allowed to give Kaepernick the playbook after drafting him, they did give their playbook to some veterans on the one day that the lockout was lifted, and it stands to reason that one of those veterans would have passed the playbook along to Kaepernick and other players who couldn’t get it directly from the coaches. So Luck may not be the only one teaching Kaepernick Harbaugh’s offense.
Kaepernick will have more to say on today’s edition of ProFootballTalk Live.