The loss isn't sitting well with 49ers starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who is already planning his offseason workouts with teammates. According to a Fox News report, Kaepernick is planning on working out with teammates this offseason in Atlanta -- and vows to return the 49ers to the Super Bowl:
Kaepernick said Tuesday that he'll be training in Atlanta within a week, and the strong-armed and fleet-footed quarterback will be bringing some of his receivers along with him. All of it is part of Kaepernick's quick evolution from backup to starter that will continue as he enters training camp as the unquestioned franchise star.
After losing 34-31 to the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans on Sunday, Kaepernick said he'll only be able to remember his breakout season "as not being good enough."
If Kaepernick's first half-season as an NFL starter is "not good enough," then the NFC West and NFL are in trouble going forward.
As a starter in 2012, Kaepernick completed 62.5 percent of his passes for 1,608 yards and 10 touchdowns. Kaepernick was only intercepted three times. On the ground, Kaepernick added 238 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 5.7 yards per carry as a starting quarterback.
In the playoffs, Kaepernick excelled, leading San Francisco to the Super Bowl -- and very nearly to the franchise's sixth Super Bowl title. Kaepernick completed 61.3 percent of his passes in the playoffs for 798 yards and four touchdowns, with a quarterback rating of 100.9. Kaepernick added 264 yards on the ground in just three playoff games, with three touchdowns.
Needless to say, Kaepernick already is one of the most dynamic quarterbacks in the NFL. Now with extra motivation after tasting bitter Super Bowl defeat, Kaepernick could be poised for an offseason filled with growth.