SEATTLE — Colin Kaepernick is carrying himself with a swagger much like a year ago, when he led the San Francisco 49ers to their first Super Bowl appearance in 18 years as a newbie starter at quarterback.
And for good reason right now. Kaepernick’s reigning NFC champion Niners (14-4) are on a roll, having won eight straight games as they head into the NFC championship Sunday against the NFC West rival Seahawks for a return trip to the Super Bowl.
They are healthy and at full capacity in a much-improved receiving corps. On the defensive front, too.