What a day it has been for fans of the San Francisco 49ers, they have surely experienced bitter disappointment and happiness.
San Francisco have partaken in a trade which has seen one of their veteran players make the move to the Denver Broncos while the team has finally made a decision on their quarterback troubles.
Days of Blaine
There have been calls from the Niners fans to bench starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick for some time now.
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Kaepernick has led the 49ers to a 2-6 start this season and has seen the team score a combined total of 16 points in the three divisional matches they have had this year.
Despite leading the team to Super Bowl XLVII and being named the 2012 breakout star by most, he has now officially lost his starting spot.
The 49ers announced on Monday night that backup QB Blain Gabbert will start for the team against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
The Falcons are 6-2 this season and a trip to Levi's Stadium could be a promising prospect for Dan Quinn's team.
All eyes will be on Gabbert this Sunday to see how he does in his first ever start for the 49ers.
Kaepernick has thrown for over 1,600 yards this season with just six touchdowns and five interceptions so the shoes aren't that big for Gabbert to fill.
Gabbert has a 5-22 record as a starter in the NFL so even the news of Kaepernick being benched may not come as a big relief to them.
One good, one bad
While the Niners have made the call that many fans wanted, they also traded away their veteran tight end Vernon Davis earlier on Monday.
Davis was in his 10th season with San Francisco and will now make the move Denver and join the newly 7-0 Broncos.
It will now be Davis' job to try and fill the void left by Julius Thomas in Denver who signed for the Jacksonville Jaguars in free agency.
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