With Colin Kaepernick continuing his ascent as the San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback, we dug a little deeper and may have uncovered the secret to his success. No, it’s not his pet tortoise Sammy. It’s food. While he may not be Top Chef material just yet, it appears Kaepernick has quite the palette and has taken to Instagram to show it off. Here are some of his most recent edible conquests:
Chicken, Rice, and Green Beans
Nothing too outside the ordinary here. Kaepernick is getting the essential proteins and carbs that all athletes need. Starting athletes, especially.
Continuing the healthy trend, Kaepernick posted this assortment of fruits that he was consuming one afternoon. Recent reports from the San Francisco area have indicated that Alex Smith has been spotted frequenting the fruit section at Whole Foods daily since this photo hit the internet.
Mango Sorbet with Kiwis and Strawberries
A slight divergence from the healthy eating, but hey, everyone deserves a cheat day, right? Jim Harbaugh probably agrees, especially if Kaepernick keeps delivering plays like these:
Box of Cookies
Cookies! Come on Kaepernick. Winning two games doesn’t give you the right to rest on your laurels and indulge in a huge box of cookies… even if they look delicious… seriously, delicious.
Now this is a more sensible reward for winning – lobster. As long as he didn’t pick one named “Alex” from the aquarium when he arrived at the restaurant. That’d be just plain cruel. Speaking of creatures that live under the sea…
Kaepernick dubbed this burger a Krabby Patty, which consequently caused all of his Instagram followers to break out into the SpongeBob SquarePants theme song . Oh, was it just us? We’ll keep that under wraps for the time being. Regardless, with this eclectic, well-rounded diet it appears Kaepernick will be able to continue his winning-ways as the 49ers starter. And if not, he could be in line for his own show on the Food Network. You hear us, Flay.
Photos Courtesy of Colin Kaepernick’s Instagram page