Jim Harbaugh predicts breakout year for Colin Kaepernick

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh predicts a huge season for quarterback Colin Kaepernick,

Kaepernick has already quarterbacked the 49ers to a Super Bowl appearance.

Now, Harbaugh anticipates even more from Kaepernick.

"I really expect that real breakout year for Colin," Harbaugh said. "He just has the look and feel that he's going to break out, more so than he already has. I'm really excited about everything about his game right now.

Athletically, he looks bionic. We all remember the 'Six Million-Dollar Man.' That's what he looks like to me. He's very gifted and he always has been."

The 2011 second-round draft pick from Nevada, Kaepernick has ledt the 49ers to consecutive NFC championship games.

Kaepernick passes for 3,197 yards and 21 touchdowns last season, rushing for 524 yards and four touchdowns.

"I feel like we have a lot of firepower in our corner," Harbaugh said. "I feel like we have a lot of ammunition in our camp. I was just thinking about it the other day, 'It doesn't get better than this.'"

What about a new deal for Kaepernick?

"I'm letting my agents handle all of that," Kaepernick said "I'm out here trying to get better with my teammates. I'm playing football regardless."

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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