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Colin Kaepernick on Anquan Boldin: “Great weapon for our offense”

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick speaks during a news conference after the team's arrival for the NFL's Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans Reuters

San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick is a happy man with today’s news that the 49ers have traded for receiver Anquan Boldin.

Kaepernick told Trey Wingo on NFL Live that no one had officially informed him that the trade with the Ravens to acquire Boldin was on, but that he was already getting excited about the possibility of playing with Boldin.

“I just heard the rumors probably about 30 minutes ago,” Kaepernick said. “If that’s a true statement and that’s going to happen, that’s another great weapon for our offense, another great weapon for our team, and he’d be a great contributor.”

Although 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said last year that the team had five No. 1 receivers, the reality is that after Michael Crabtree, they didn’t have much. Randy Moss won’t be back, Mario Manningham and Kyle Williams are both recovering from serious knee injuries, Ted Ginn is an unrestricted free agent and last year’s first-round draft pick, A.J. Jenkins, was a major disappointment. That’s why Kaepernick acknowledged that receiver was a position of need for the 49ers.

“We need another receiver,” Kaepernick said. “We have great receivers already, but he’s another great addition. I think everybody saw what he’s capable of this past year, what he did in the Super Bowl, so that’s just another playmaker on our team.”

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17 Responses to “Colin Kaepernick on Anquan Boldin: “Great weapon for our offense””
  1. niner4eva says: Mar 11, 2013 5:10 PM

    Kaep gotta be excited. vernon crab boldin manningham kyle and hopefully resign walker. wow.

  2. ravenator says: Mar 11, 2013 5:10 PM

    Solid possession receiver with a great attitude. Happy to see him in the NFC if he wasn’t going to play as a Raven.

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 11, 2013 5:11 PM

    The face of the franchise.

  4. studio26seattle says: Mar 11, 2013 5:20 PM

    Kaepernick then went on to state that “…the sky is blue.”

  5. cuda1234 says: Mar 11, 2013 5:22 PM

    Boldin should be a great fit in SF. When you’ve got a run first qb, the main thing your wr’s must do it block.

  6. kaeperdicking says: Mar 11, 2013 5:24 PM

    Anyone know how many games they expect Manningham to miss? I’m obviously happy to get Boldin, but I want that trio on the field together for week 1 if possible.

    DB is still the most pressing issue for this team. NFL free agency really is a blast. I can’t stand the combine and ignore, but Free Agency is exciting. I wasn’t a huge fan of it though when the 9ers were garbage and on the wrong side of many deals.

    Does anyone else feel like Colin Kapernick is not being talked about as much as he should be? He has the potential to be the game’s next great star. I know its early, but you have to be extremely impressed with him and we haven’t seen his ceiling yet.

  7. baymac408 says: Mar 11, 2013 5:26 PM

    Killin it again next year!! We will be making another Super Bowl appearance next year!! Go NINERS

  8. onderin says: Mar 11, 2013 5:28 PM

    I don’t think I’ve seen A.J. Jenkins name since last years draft. Did he make any contribution during the season?

  9. baymac408 says: Mar 11, 2013 5:32 PM

    Lets bulk up that secondary now!! Fs and a cb

  10. kaeperdicking says: Mar 11, 2013 5:35 PM

    @onderin says: Mar 11, 2013 5:28 PM

    I don’t think I’ve seen A.J. Jenkins name since last years draft. Did he make any contribution during the season?
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    A.J. Smith is late bloomer; he was in college as well. He will be around this year more.

  11. asimonetti88 says: Mar 11, 2013 5:37 PM

    onderin says:Mar 11, 2013 5:28 PM

    I don’t think I’ve seen A.J. Jenkins name since last years draft. Did he make any contribution during the season?
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    No. He was inactive for all but I think two games. He dropped the only pass thrown at him. Trent Baalke has made some great picks, but so far, Jenkins isn’t one of them.

  12. deltaoracle says: Mar 11, 2013 5:53 PM

    They’re like… a dream team or somethin’!

  13. ebbycalvinlaloosh says: Mar 11, 2013 5:55 PM

    Expensive, aging, and slow, yet still an upgrade.

  14. gixrider says: Mar 11, 2013 6:21 PM

    For the Niners this trade is a year too late. Boldin makes that play in the endzone at the end of the game for the Niners….

  15. killitandeatit says: Mar 11, 2013 7:44 PM

    If you ignore the 49ers first round pick of A.J. last year this would not be news. You add the injuries to the receivers and this is big. As stated,Jenkins had one dropped pass all of last season. Yes,you read that correctly,one ball thrown to him and he dropped it …The 49ers would have had to trade up to snag a top W.R. in this draft and that is no longer the case =huger ! Now the niners can let a player drop to them in this 2013 draft.The off season moves by this team are top shelf !

  16. myosin10 says: Mar 12, 2013 3:14 AM

    Everyone is down on Jenkins. I think the jury is still out if he is a top WR or not. Lets see what this guy can do after a red shirt year of learning behind some great WRs. He might surprise a lot of people this year. Now lets sign Ed Reed and draft a guy who can replace him in a couple years. Also we need more DL!

  17. eatitfanboy says: Mar 12, 2013 10:53 AM

    Harvin goes for three picks including a number one, and Boldin goes for a sixth? I know Harvin’s upside is a little higher, but that much higher?

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