Unless you paid absolutely no attention to the drama that took place between the San Francisco 49ers and Jim Harbaugh prior to his departure in January, you know full well things weren’t great between the two sides.
The same cannot be said about Harbaugh’s relationship with his former starting quarterback in San Francisco.
Midway through the 2012 season Colin Kaepernick earned the trust of his then head coach in San Francisco. That trust resulted in Harbaugh benching Alex Smith in favor of the young signal caller. It also resulted in the 49ers making their first trip to the Super Bowl since 1995.
Now years removed from high point in each of their careers, it appears that Harbaugh and Kaepernick are teaming up again.
The new Michigan head football coach announced on Twitter that he will run an annual quarterback camp featuring NFL quarterbacks, Kaepernick included.
ExposureU teams w NFL QBs & trainers for a 1 day Aerial Assault. First ever 2016, 2017, 2018, & 2019 QB Cage Match! pic.twitter.com/Kw93lkmjlQ
— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) May 13, 2015
In addition to Kaepernick, Blaine Gabbert and Josh Johnson will be in attendance for the camp. We can’t be 100 percent sure, but it’s highly unlikely that 49ers CEO Jed York will be too pleased with this announcement. Gabbert is currently Kaepernick’s backup in San Francisco, and Johnson spent a couple stints with the team over the years.
The highest-profile quarterback prepared to take part in the camp is new Tampa Bay Buccaneers starter Jameis Winston, who actually worked with Harbaugh during the draft process.
Overall, the mix of quarterbacks expected to attend range from Super Bowl-caliber to the irrelevant.
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