Baalke hints at role for Kaepernick

The more we hear from Trent Baalke, the more evident it is the 49ers have a plan in place for how to get rookie QB Colin Kaepernick on the field, even if he isn’t the team’s starter.

Matt Maiocco of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area provided us with the latest update after Baalke held a film session with reporters on Thursday.

“Who’s to say we’re not going to have him in ‘the Pistol,'” said Baalke, referring to the option offense Kaepernick ran at Nevada. “Coming out of the Pistol offense, it’s also going to be a little bit of an advantage for us to have some quarterback-driven runs in our offense that teams are going to have to prepare for.”

Kaepernick is a unique physical talent, the only major-college player to throw for more than 2,000 yards and rush for more than 1,000 yards in three consecutive seasons. New 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has experience maximizing that type of talent, directing the versatile Josh Johnson at the University of San Diego.

If nothing else, the 49ers now have an offensive dynamic in Kaepernick, who teams will be forced to prepare for.

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