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Kaepernick: Tomsula is going to be 'great' for 49ers

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Colin Kaepernick finds himself playing for a new head coach and new offensive coordinator for the first time in his NFL career, but they aren't new faces.

The San Francisco 49ers quarterback told FOX Sports on Thursday the continuity and relationship with players that Jim Tomsula brings is a benefit, because the team won't have to start over from scratch.

"Jim Tomsula's gonna be a great coach for us," Kaepernick said. "Players coach, always around the guys. Someone that's willing to listen to what players say and has their intake. And I think that's something that will help this team move forward. We have a lot of veteran players that know what they're seeing on the field and know what they're doing, so I think that will help us."

While saying Tomsula is "willing to listen to players" sounds like a subtle shot at outgoing coach Jim Harbaugh, Kaepernick added that his bond with Harbaugh is unwavering.

"My relationship with Jim has always been great," Kaepernick said. "He's the one who drafted me, chose to start me. He's had my back from the start."

Now Kaepernick hopes Tomsula and newly promoted offensive coordinator Geep Chryst have his back.

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