It’s Time: Colin Kaepernick Will Start at QB for the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday

October 11, 2016 1

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The Colin Kaepernick/ Chip Kelly era in San Francisco begins this weekend. After a (1-4) start to their 2016 NFL season, the San Francisco 49ers have named Colin Kaepernick their starting QB for their week 6 matchup against the Buffalo Bills.

Chip Kelly made the announcement today during his Tuesday press conference. Kaepernick will get the start against Rex Ryan’s tough defense.

According to 49ers, 

Chip Kelly made an unscheduled visit to the podium on Tuesday morning.

The head coach of the San Francisco 49ers announced that Colin Kaepernick will start at quarterback in a Week 6 road game against the Buffalo Bills.

“We’re going to make a move at quarterback, and we’re going to start Colin this week,” Kelly said. “(We’re) going to give him an opportunity to run with the ones. I believe you’ve got to do it at the beginning of the week just because of how reps are distributed.”

The coach said rumored contract discussions with Kaepernick had no impact on the move from Blaine Gabbert to Kaepernick as the team’s starter.

“It’s a football decision,” Kelly said.

Gabbert completed 58 percent of his passes for 890 yards with five touchdowns and six interceptions in five starts this season. He also added 172 rushing yards and two scores on the ground. 

Kaepernick handed the ball off three times late in the fourth quarter of a Week 1 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. His last significant apeparance on the field was in a Week 4 preseason win over the San Diego Chargers. Kaepernick was 11-of-18 passing for 103 yards with 38 rushing yards on four carries.

After losing a fourth consecutive game in Week 5, Kelly maintained that the coaching staff would evaluate the full roster over the weekend. The evaluation process was “very analytical,” according to Kelly. 

Let’s see if Colin Kaepernick can save the 49ers season. Stay tuned to HHS1987. Follow @eldorado2452 on Twitter and Instagram for all your NBA and sports news.

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