As a quarterback who has started less than one season and is now preparing to start the Super Bowl, Colin Kaepernick might seem likely to be feeling nervous this week. But Kaepernick says he doesn’t have any nerves at all.
“I’ve said this before: Pressure, I feel like, comes from lack of preparation. This isn’t going to be a pressure situation, it is going to be a matter of going out there and performing physically,” Kaepernick said after the 49ers arrived in New Orleans.
Kaepernick insisted that to him, this is simply another game in which he’s going to keep preparing the way he has so that he can play the way he has. Asked about his routine during Super Bowl week, Kaepernick said, “The same routine we had when we were back in San Francisco.” Asked if there was anything different about flying to New Orleans than the trips the 49ers have taken up to this point, Kaepernick said, “Just a bigger plane.”
And this week, for Kaepernick, is just a bigger game — a game that he says isn’t making him the least bit nervous.