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


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.”

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

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

  2. 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. 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.

  4. 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.

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

  6. @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?
    A.J. Smith is late bloomer; he was in college as well. He will be around this year more.

  7. 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?

    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.

  8. 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….

  9. 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 !

  10. 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!

  11. 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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