Posted August 07, 2012 on AP on Fox
Colin Kaepernick has never sought attention at San Francisco 49ers headquarters. He always praises starter Alex Smith, keeps his answers short and simple and deflects everything back to the team. In other words, what a backup quarterback should do. So when Kaepernick stepped to the lectern Tuesday, the second-year quarterback out of Nevada stayed mostly on script - with one major exception. Kaepernick made it clear that he has no desire to be a career backup. He says his goal this year is ''to go and show that I can be a starter in this league.'' Kaepernick's best chance to shine figures to start Friday night when the 49ers host the Minnesota Vikings in the preseason opener for both teams.

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