Colin Kaepernick will turn to Andrew Luck to learn offense
Colin Kaepernick is in the process of moving to Santa Clara, Calif., near the San Francisco 49ers’ facility a week after the team selected him in the second round of the draft.
While the rookie from Nevada will not be able to show up at the team’s complex for tutoring, he will have someone nearby who can share nuances of Jim Harbaugh’s playbook with him.
As Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee details, Kaepernick has gotten to know Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck and will be able to lean on him for some help in understanding at least some basic concepts of the scheme. Luck, who he met last summer at the Manning Passing Academy in Louisiana, is only about 15 minutes away.
“Especially if the lockout stays on," Kaepernick said. “I'm going to try and pick his brain as much as I can and try to get a jump-start into this offense, and pick up as much as I can from him.”
Kaepernick will also have the opportunity to get together with 49ers veterans players who have been gathering. He’s not going to fully grasp the offense until he’s receiving hands-on training from the coaches, but a little head start can only help.
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