SANTA CLARA – Colin Kaepernick responded Wednesday to criticism from former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer, who said Kaepernick becomes a “remedial” passer when his first read is taken away.
“I think you should ask him if he knows what my progression is first before he says that,” Kaepernick said.
Kaepernick threw for a career-low 91 yards in the 49ers’ loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, prompting Dilfer, an analyst for ESPN, to make his observation.
“I didn’t hear what he had to say, but he’s not in the building with us so what he’s saying really doesn't affect me at all,” Kaepernick said of Dilfer. “I’m worried about what this team thinks and what I’m doing in here with my teammates.”
Dilfer, who played 14 NFL seasons, finished his career with the 49ers in 2006 and ’07.