Last Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers benched Colin Kaepernick in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears when they were behind by 22 points as he only had one pass completion from five attempts for only four yards and six rushing attempts for only 20 yards.
Blaine Gabbert took over under center but didn't do much better, only completing four out of ten attempts for 35 yards, and head coach Chip Kelly said after the game that he made the change because he thought the team needed a spark.
So with playoff hopes now gone, who will be the starting quarterback this week against the New York Jets. The 49ers have answered that question.
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The team tweeted out today a quote by Curtis Modkins, the offensive coordinator for San Francisco, who said: "Kap will be the starter on Sunday."
There you go. Despite not having the spark last week, Kaepernick has been given the start ahead of Gabbert against the Jets this Sunday.
Considering the fact the outspoken gunslinger has already decided to exercise the opt-out clause in his contract after this season and become a free agent, and Gabbert is yet to sign a new deal with the team, it looks like the 49ers will just go for any quarterback until the end of the season.
The team has two options, either sign Kaepernick to a new deal when he hits the free agency and his true value is shown, or draft a new quarterback. Until then, it doesn't really matter. The season is over for them.
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