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Could Chris Ault help with Colin Kaepernick's development?

Does this make too much sense? It might take too much sense.

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers have a lot of people to hire before they're prepared for next season. They've got a head coach, coordinators and position coaches to worry about. But it's never to early to think even beyond those aspects of the team. Each year we hear about a few high profile teams hiring on offensive or defensive consultants to join their teams. It always seems like those teams have different explanations for what exactly that person will do.

So let's speculate about potential consultant, who spent some time this past season doing just that, but with the Kansas City Chiefs: former University of Nevada head football coach, Chris Ault. You may recognize that name, as Ault is the man who developed the pistol offense, which quarterback Colin Kaepernick utilized with the school, and at times with the 49ers.

Ault was hired as a consultant with the Chiefs this past season, and he consulted with both the offense and the defense on how to run and defend the pistol offense. We're spending an awful lot of time talking about which coach would be best, which offensive coordinator works under which coach and just who can take advantage of Kaepernick and his skillset.

Obviously, that guy is going to have a whole lot of ideas of how to do that, but it surely couldn't hurt to have someone on board who is totally familiar with Kaepernick. I don't think he's someone who will come in and fix everything, and we definitely have to consider the possibility of too many new voices trying to speak at once, but other than that, I don't see a whole lot of downside to the move.

As noted Doug Williams of NBC Bay Area, the move would seem to make a whole lot of sense. Or ... is this just one of those moves that seems to make too much sense, so it will never, ever happen? What say you guys?