Colin Kaepernick appeared ESPN’s “Mike and Mike in the Morning Show” on Thursday and he talked candidly about everything from Richard Sherman’s infamous post-game comments to his contract extension with the 49ers.
Kaepernick was in New York at the Super Bowl for the NFL Honors award show on Saturday night. Even though he was taking part in some of the Super Bowl festivities, he said he will not be watching the game. On Monday, the 49ers QB will travel down to Miami, FL, to workout with Frank Gore and Anquan Boldin.
Click here to listen to the full interview. Here are some highlights from Kap’s interview:
On his three-turnover performance against the Seahawks:
I feel like the mistakes aren’t something that’s going to haunt me.
I’m going to play to win. I’m going to try and make those plays. If you gave me that last pass 10 times, I’m going to take it 10 times over again.
Continuing the rivalry with Seattle in 2014:
We’re going to come out and play football against you next year. It’s a great rivalry for the NFL. It’s going to be a tough game – I think both teams know that going in. I do have a lot of friends on the Seahawks still. When we finished the game, I said, ‘Good job, good luck in the Super Bowl.’
But at the same time, when we step on the field, we know it’s business.
Kap’s contract extension talks with the 49ers:
For me, more importantly, it’s stepping on the field and having my teammates trust and confidence that I’m going to make plays and help our team win games. I’m trying to focus on what I need to do to get ready for next season.
I think it’s a balance. You want to be paid fairly for what you feel like you’re doing in comparison to your peers. But at the same time, you have to realize, if we want to get Anquan Boldin back, if we want to get Donte Whitner to come back, we’re going to have to make moves to get them back. And there has to be room for everyone.
That’s something I’m going to let my agent and the organization try and figure out. But hopefully, it’s a position where we can assemble the best team we need.
On his relationship with head coach Jim Harbaugh:
I think the best word to describe him is he’s a maniac. He’s a maniac in a good way. He’s very focused on the details. He’s going to make sure where doing everything and anything to win.
He’s going to put you out of your comfort zone to make sure you’re not cruising through things. He’s going to make sure he’s getting the best out of you in all aspects of your game.