The San Francisco 49ers have undergone the most stunning offseason in NFL history. From coaching changes to surprise retirements, the inhabitants of the Niners' facility look very different from when the team started training camp last year.
Speaking at the annual Governor's Dinner in Nevada, quarterback Colin Kaepernick took the positive approach to the alterations.
Many believe the 49ers will crash back to earth in the first season under new coach Jim Tomsula, but Kap is self-assured.
"I feel very confident in our team," Kaepernick said. "I feel people are writing us off, but for us, that's all right."
To be fair, what is the starting quarterback supposed to say? After a choppy offseason full of tumult, optimism is the only route players can take.
Playing in the toughest division in football won't help their cause, but if Kaepernick's confidence can blossom into a playoff run it'll make one heck of a redemption story.