Blaine Gabbert is currently the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, ahead of backup Colin Kaepernick.
That's the decision head coach Chip Kelly made entering the 2016 season, but it doesn't appear to have paid off as he has completed just 53 of his 96 passing attempts for 532 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions over the duration of three games, sitting on a 1-2 record.
It shouldn't be long until we see Kaepernick under center for the 49ers, but Kelly has said he believes the 28-year-old isn't physically ready to perform yet, citing that his body weight is still down after offseason surgeries stopped him working out.
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The quarterback said according to the San Francisco Chronicle: “I think it’s the fact that my weight isn’t where it was. My strength is still growing, developing. But, once again, I’m always going to be prepared. Always ready to put it on the line for this team.”
So how does Kaepernick plan to resolve this issue? “Eat food. And a lot of it.”
Seems like a no-brainer to me, as the report also says on Monday the gunslinger was the only player working out while Kelly was speaking to the press, and he was the first person on the practice field on Tuesday.
He's making the right steps towards reaching the weight he once was, his pre-surgery playing weight of 225 pounds. When Kelly feels it's the right time for Kaepernick, the quarterback has said he will be ready too.
And with the way Gabbert has recently been playing, 49ers fans will be hoping Kaepernick can put on weight as fast as possible.