SANTA CLARA — Colin Kaepernick emerged from the 49ers' offseason program with a $126 million extension and high regard for his revamped receiving corps.
How much will the passing offense benefit from those new riches? Kaepernick is willing to air it out more after leading the league's third-worst passing attack in yards per game last season.
"I want to see this offense do whatever it has to do to win games. That's really what's most important," Kaepernick said. "But I'm always good to throw a few more balls."
Kaepernick pointed his increased number of "playmakers" for such optimism after the nine-week offseason program. Newcomers Stevie Johnson, Brandon Lloyd and Bruce Ellington should complement Anquan Boldin, Michael Crabtree, Vernon Davis and Quinton Patton.
"You have a lot of weapons you can put in a lot of different places," Kaepernick said. "You don't necessarily have to worry about where you're positioning people. They're all good route runners. They all have the capability of getting open and making plays."
Making another run at a Super Bowl is of the 49ers' and Kaepernick's utmost plans. Such success would also factor in greatly for his contract to reach $63 million in guarantees. The contract's structure was widely regarded as team-friendly since it didn't give Kaepernick more than $13 million guaranteed up front.
"You can skew things however you want," Kaepernick said. "At the end of the day, a lot of the way the contract is set up is how every other quarterback's contract is set up.
"The things that aren't set up like those contracts are because we wanted them that way so we could sign other players. It was very deliberate by my agents, the organization and myself that we wanted things done this way, so we could keep a solid team here."