The San Francisco 49ers are wrapping up their final week of OTAs, and they had the media in for one final time before next week's minicamp. Colt McCoy was among the players who spoke with the media, and he commented on the talent at his disposal in Santa Clara:
Q: Have any of the offensive players stood out to you?
McCOY: Vernon is fast. He is definitely a weapon on offense that we can use in a lot of different ways. I can't say I've ever played with anybody like that. When he's out on the field, in your read and your progressions, in the back of your mind always know where Vernon is, because he's definitely a playmaker.
Q: What about Kaepernick's athletic ability jumps out to you?
McCOY: Kap is just fast. His ability to make a play happen is at the top of the list. Broken plays, scramble drills, his ability to get out of the pocket and run or pass - that's a part of his game that a lot of guys don't have. I'm certainly not as fast as him. I'd like to say I'm creative, but watching him in practice, watching him work in the weight room, he's doing a great job.
You have to think he's at least a little excited about the offensive talent he gets to work with as a member of the 49ers. The 49ers are letting several players get back to 100% during OTAs, so training camp and the preseason will likely be the first significant time McCoy will get with a lot of the 49ers offensive talent.
McCoy's comments come on the heels of a day in which the QB connected with Vernon Davis on a 40-yard touchdown pass. McCoy is not guaranteed anything, but he seems like a favorite to secure the backup QB position. He will be fighting off Scott Tolzien and possibly B.J. Daniels, to a lesser extent, for that job, but his experience and ability to scramble to some extent will be invaluable.