49ers at Cowboys: The one offensive player to watch on Sunday

 “If you’re a quarterback, you want everything on your shoulders. You want to be the one to make the decisions” -Tom Brady

There’s no question that the National Football League is all about the quarterback, and for the San Francisco 49ers, Colin Kaepernick is their man under center.

In Sunday’s season opener at Dallas, all eyes will be on Kaepernick. He’s exciting, he’s explosive, he’s dangerous, bottom line, he’s the man, he’s the man, he’s the mannnn.

Kaepernick has new weapons with the additions of receivers Stevie Johnson and rookie Bruce Ellington, giving the 49ers five legitimate threats at wide out, but most importantly, the slot position is now a point of strength.

Against Dallas, Kaepernick could have a huge day against what could be the worst defense in football.

And because the 49ers themselves are playing with somewhat of a patchwork defense (three-fourths of their secondary from last season is gone, Aldon Smith is suspended, and Navorro Bowman is out until at least Week 7), Sunday’s matchup could be a shootout.

For the 49ers, that might not be such a bad thing, especially for Kaepernick.

Although we don’t expect Kap to have any real designed running plays (save those for the playoffs), we also know that’s he’s fearless, and if the opportunity presents itself, he’s off to the races.

The most intriguing part of the Week 1′s matchup will be how the 49er offense starts the game. Last preseason, the first team offense looked just as bad, then ripped off 34 points in their Week 1 matchup against Green Bay, a game in which Kaepernick tossed for over 400 yards and threw for three touchdown passes in the victory.

Kaepernick should have a big game for the 49ers on Sunday, accounting for anywhere from two to three scores, perhaps we’ll even see our first “Kaepernicking” of the 2014 season.

 

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