Time for Colin Kaepernick to step up

In his fourth season, the QB's production must finally match his prodigious talent

Originally Published: May 30, 2014
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh didn't need to raise the expectations for quarterback Colin Kaepernick in a recent meeting with local reporters. The stakes have been raised for Kaepernick ever since he lofted an ill-fated pass in the final seconds of last year's NFC Championship Game defeat, a game-deciding toss that Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman tipped into the hands of linebacker Malcolm Smith. That interception both ended the 49ers' hopes of returning to the Super ...

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