Monday, November 2, 2015
Report: 49ers Have Benched Colin Kaepernick
The 49ers have decided Blaine Gabbert is a better option right now.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Kaepernick has been informed he’s been benched. The move was first reported by BayAreaSportsGuy.com.
It seemed like this was coming when 49ers coach Jim Tomsula said he was “evaluating everyone,” but the reality is still jarring.
While Kaepernick looks like a guy who could use a break, especially after his 4.0 yards per attempt game Sunday against the Rams, it’s also hard to understand how he’s going to fix things there in the current setting. The problems in San Francisco go far beyond Kaepernick at the moment, but he’s taking the blame.