The last we saw Kaepernick, he was throwing a game-ending interception in the NFC Championship Game, which was followed by Richard Sherman making the choke sign in his direction and then starting the post-game interview rant heard ’round the world.
“Did that make you feel better about yourself? Then go ahead. Because I’m not worried about you,” Kaepernick said, via Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post.
Kaepernick had several other choice words for Sherman, including:
— “He’s afraid of our receivers, and that’s something I’m looking forward to [exploiting] next year.”
— “If I throw that ball one foot farther, it’s a TD and now you’re the goat, Richard Sherman.”
— “His comments were ridiculous. If you have to tell people how good you are, then how good are you really?”
Those words stand in such sharp contrast because Kaepernick usually has little to say. Unfortunately, they come after the Seahawks final player media availability of the week, meaning it will be after the Super Bowl — and before every upcoming 49ers-Seahawks game — before we can get a reaction.