Dilfer has high praise for Colin Kaepernick

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Count Trent Dilfer in.

He is a Colin Kaepernick believer.

Earlier this season, the former NFL quarterback and current ESPN analyst made some news with his criticism of Kaepernick's game. He said the second-year San Francisco 49ers' quarterback was “remedial” in his reads.

Dilfer has changed his mind after watching Kaepernick lead the 49ers to the NFC title game for the second straight season.

On ESPN Sunday night, Dilfer said he has been completely impressed by the improvements Kaepernick has made in the second half of this season. He called it “remarkable.”

The technical Dilfer said Kaepernick is improving his progressions and he is now “climbing the pocket.” He said it was very impressive to see a young player make those strides.