SANTA CLARA (CBS/AP) — Colin Kaepernick’s every move is scrutinized now that he has reached rock-star status as a third-year quarterback with the NFL’s top-selling jersey.
He showed up for Day 1 of training camp Thursday sporting a black beanie hat and large red headphones hanging from his neck, insisting he is unaffected by it all.
The hype isn’t going away anytime soon.
“There’s just more opportunities to do things. For the most part for me, I’m worried about playing football,” Kaepernick said ahead of the team’s first full-squad practice. “I’m worried about making sure I’m ready to go on the field and perform.”