He wasn’t naked. He wasn’t wearing a Miami Dolphins hat. He wasn’t kissing his bicep. But he was a winner. San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick won the ESPY for Breakthrough Athlete of the Year last night in Los Angeles.
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) July 18, 2013
Kaepernick defeated Johnny Manziel (who was in attendance, despite being “tired”, he did not look hungover…yet), Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim’s Mike Trout and division rival Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) July 18, 2013
Kaepernick, decked out in a red suit with blue pants and a white open collared shirt (clearly supporting America) and with his shades on in a very dim atmosphere, thanked the fans and the 49ers and gave a shout out to the “Golden State of Mind”, now that he is trying to make up to the fans for “HatGate”.
Kaepernick won the award despite only playing in 10 games, but he did bring his 49ers within five yards of a potential sixth Super Bowl. Kaepernick will next look to win a Lombardi Trophy and the ESPY for Best Football Player and Best Male Athlete.