In partnership with the NFL in the UK


Colin Kaepernick and the sinking ship in San Francisco

Published Add your comment

Frank Schwab of Yahoo Sports said it best:

"When you get benched for Blaine Gabbert, things aren't going well. That's where Colin Kaepernick finds himself."

Falling star

If the San Francisco 49ers weren't a team taking on water before the loss 27-6 on Sunday to the St. Louis Rams, they are certainly sinking in the abyss of the San Francisco Bay.


Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250 word test article:

Article continues below

Has a quarterback who was so close to winning a Super Bowl just three seasons ago ever fallen so far so fast and, in the process, lost the locker room he was once the leader?

It's hard to imagine what is happening in San Francisco. A new coach, a failed direction and lost hope from what used to be glory days and championship hopes. Now, there might be a race between the red and gold and the Detroit Lions as to which franchise is in greater disarray.

Article continues below

If you are what your record says you are, the 49ers are a step behind the Lions for that honor, but quickly closing in.

The sad thing in all of this drama - which has continued to escalate over the course of the season - is coach Jim Tomsula is turning to Blaine Gabbert. 


Oh, that Blaine Gabbert - the one who could not get it right in Jacksonville. That Blaine Gabbert - the one who had questionable leadership qualities and could not hit receivers on a consistent basis in three seasons.

That Blaine Gabbert - the one who is still the topic of many a joke here in north Florida.

While it seems odd that the backup may be one of the worst investments in Jaguars history, what if he comes out and rallies the troops to a win on Sunday?

Moving on?

What if there really is a quarterback controversy between a falling star and a stat that never rose? Oh, the tabloids on the west coast will have a field day, as will the NFL media types.

Believe me, you cannot make this stuff up. 

Schwab's article stated:

"The 49ers gave Kaepernick a contract that had a total value of $126 million but they could get out of easily if he regressed badly.

"And he has. Kaepernick is due $16.7 million next season and $19.3 million the season after that."

It's time to see if there are other alternatives out there which would give this team a lift instead of plummeting it deeper into the cold waters of northern California.

I'm not sure, however, the choice to replace him serves as a life raft, or further adds to the weight of a season lost on all accounts.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

San Francisco 49ers

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NFL Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again