The 49ers Have Benched Colin Kaepernick In Favor Of Blaine Gabbert
It seems like the Colin Kaerpenick era is coming to an end in San Francisco. After a rough 2-6 start, the San Francisco 49ers have benched Colin Kaepernick in favor of Blaine Gabbert according to Ian Rapaport.
The #49ers are benching QB Colin Kaepernick, I'm told. He has been informed. Blaine Gabbert is the starter.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 3, 2015
Earlier today, there were reports that players were texting reporters telling them they wanted Kaepernick to get benched.
“Two 49ers players texted me and said after this game that it is time for Colin Kaepernick to be benched. This game lost to the Rams was the tipping point in a series of events that have been building and building and building to this point,” Cole reports. “What these players say is they don’t want Kaepernick’s to be out of the plans for the 49ers. But simply put they think he needs time on the bench to clear his head, get himself straight so he understands what the offense is trying to do and what he can do to make it work.”
It’s really no surpiste that Kaep is getting benched especially after how terrible he’s been this season.