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Thursday, January 16, 2014
NFLN survey/franchise player: 49ers

By Bill Williamson

In our survey of each NFL teams, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was the person players most wanted when starting a franchise.

Some of the 49ers I asked gave Manning as their answer. I was a bit surprised since he is almost 38.

If I had to name a 49er to start a franchise with, I’d easily go with quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

He is a dynamic 26-year-old quarterback. He's why we will see the 49ers lock him up to a long-term deal at some point in the near future.