SANTA CLARA — Colin Kaepernick is slated to play in Thursday night's exhibition finale Thursday, and for the 49ers' sake, they'd certainly like a repeat of last year's cameo.
Kaepernick played only the first series but delivered a touchdown drive in the 2013 exhibition finale at San Diego.
That history isn't exactly on Kaepernick's mind entering Thursday's game at Houston.
"I don't really remember last year's preseason," Kaepernick said. "I'm more worried about the regular season. When we go out there, we want to be productive."
The 49ers have yet to produce a touchdown drive in Kaepernick's seven series of work this exhibition season. His only scoring drives have led to a pair of field goals, including one in his final series of Sunday's 21-7 win over the Chargers.
The 49ers rank last in the league by averaging just eight points and 239.3 yards per game. Their combined passer rating is a league-low 56.4, including Kaepernick's 69.3 rating on 12-of-22 passing for 115 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions.
Kaepernick has shrugged off such stats by citing how this is just "preseason" football.
"I've never seen worrying help anyone's problems or help anyone get better," Kaepernick said. "So we're not going to worry."
Perhaps more important, he's remained healthy amid several hits while preparing for his second full season as the starter.
Kaepernick is not concerned about what peril he might face Thursday if the Texans start J.J. Watt & other top defenders. Instead, Kaepernick vouched for what's been a makeshift offensive line.
"Our offensive line is probably the most in-tune offensive line in the league, I'd say, as far as knowing what we're doing, what their assignments are and being on top of things," Kaepernick said. "When you have a physical mistake, you don't go back to the drawing board."