Quinton Patton feels like ‘totally different person’ this offseason

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton hopes to make a big impact this season.

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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton could play a large role on the 49ers offense this season. He has come into OTAs and has impressed himself as well as teammates.

Patton believes he is a much better player now then he was in his first two seasons in the league.

“It’s a totally different person — totally different animal,” Patton said via CSN Bay Area. 

Patton spent three weeks in Arizona training with quarterback Colin Kaepernick and said it has really benefited him during OTAs.

“It benefitted me knowing we’re throwing the ball together and he’s telling me what he’s seeing and I’m telling him what I’m seeing, and just knowing where to be and when I need to be there,” Patton said.

Count safety Antoine Bethea as someone who thinks Patton can play a big role for the 49ers this season and be a difference maker on the field.

“I feel like last year he could’ve stepped in and made some plays for us,” Bethea said. “This year, he’s having the opportunity to go make a name for himself, fight for the position, and that’s what he’s going to do.”

The No. 3 WR spot is up for grabs and Patton knows he has as good of a shot as any for that job.

“I’m not going to say it’s my time, but I’m coming,” Patton said.

(h/t CSN Bay Area)