It seems to this observer that Kaepernick has some serious weaknesses as a quarterback. He has trouble completing passes, and makes some bizarre play calls. His strength is in running the ball. If he cannot overcome his weaknesses next year, I suspect he will be replaced. However, I hope he can continue to grow as a 49er and as a quarterback.
The Niners had a good season and went down fighting hard. I would rather see them lose the NFC Championship than to go to the Super Bowl and lose there. Congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks. I suspect that they will be the next Super Bowl champions.