There is a question of who will quarterback the San Francisco 49ers.
After a 37 to 18 49ers loss to the Seattle Seahawks, many questioned 49ers quarterback, Blaine Gabbert, suggesting that controversial signal caller, Colin Kaepernick should replace him in the starting lineup. Many analysts bemoaned the ineffectiveness of the offense. 49ers head coach, Chip Kelly, has stated that he has no plans as of yet to change quarterbacks.
After the game, Kelly said that he thought Gabbert “played okay.” Gabbert threw for only 119 yards on the day on 14 for 25 on pass plays. He threw one interception and did not score. The 49ers were down by as much as 34 points in the game before scoring late after the game was out of control.
After the game, outspoken Seattle Seahawks defensive end, Michael Bennett, said that he thought the 49ers would be better off with Kaepernick under center.
“There is no challenge [going against Gabbert]. He threw for 100 yards,” said Bennett according to Curtis Crabtree of PFT and 950 KJR. “The challenge is him reading the defenses and staying in the pocket. What’s the point in running when you have to throw the ball? I think Kaepernick gives the team a better chance of winning, but that’s just my opinion.”
According to Chip Kelly, the decision has nothing to do with Colin Kaepernick protesting the National Anthem. Kelly has supported his quarterback on numerous occasions in that regard. Kelly says Kaepernick is not yet up to his playing weight after an offseason of surgeries.