SANTA CLARA – This is what Jim Harbaugh said about Colin Kaepernick Tuesday afternoon.
HARBAUGH: Colin was fantastic in this game. He was fantastic the entire season, from the beginning right to the end I thought he played extremely well. Coming right out of the box on the first throw. He put it right in there for a big gain, and made big plays the entire game.
The stage was not too big for him. He competed at the highest level and played extremely well. Showed a lot of poise, a lot of leadership throughout the entire game. Can’t say enough, really.
With Colin, it’s always just appropriate. He’s got the appropriate amount of competitive fire when you need competitive fire. He’s got the appropriate amount of happy and joy when it’s the right time to have that.
He plays the game. You just really feel him playing the game – upset when it’s the right time to be upset. And he does that with his own personality, and I really believe that’s the way people should play the game. What he does, it’s genuine, it’s honest from a guy who’s just out there playing the game to compete.