Anquan Boldin just returned from a charity mission to Africa, but he knows he needs to make another trip, soon.
The newest 49ers wide receiver said he needs to get on a field with quarterback Colin Kaepernick soon so they can start developing some degree of chemistry.
“That’s something that doesn’t just happen overnight,” Boldin said, via Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee. “Any time you see a quarterback and a receiver on the same page, that means they’ve spent time together. So that’s something I want to do.”
Lots of players talk about the importance of chemistry, but Boldin emphasized that he and Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco needed time together before they understood each other.
“There has to be a trust factor,” Boldin said. “Like I said, it didn’t happen overnight. It took probably a year for us to get on the same page and for him to have complete trust in me. So hopefully me and Colin can get together and try to shorten that window.”
The 49ers don’t have the benefit of a long courtship, since Boldin’s there on what amounts to a one-year, $6 million contract, which he wouldn’t mind seeing extended.
“I think any time you go somewhere, you don’t want to just be there for a year,” he said. “You definitely want to know that you’re wanted. You want to feel like that’s home. You don’t want to feel like it’s just a stop.”
Getting together with Kaepernick, and proving it’s a match, would probably help that process as well.