Gabbert becomes the starting quarterback, Kaepernick will stay
Colin Kaepernick is safety in the San Francisco 49ers, but he will not be the starting quarterback.
Kaepernick successful stay in the team’ 53-lineup, but coach Chip Kelly announced Saturday that Blaine Gabbert would start the first week game against the Los Angeles Rams, Kaepernick would be on the beach, Christian Ponder would serve as the No.3 quarterback.
It is not surprising about Kaepernick stays with the team. He did well in the last preseason game and led the team to a touchdown and show better arm strength compared to the previous game. But Gabbert almost the entire offseason is Kelly’s offensive group starting quarterback, in the meantime Kaepernick in the treatment of injuries.
The next question is how much playing time Kaepernick will get in 2016 season. Kaepernick has $11.9 million salaries in guaranteed and will get another $2 million bonus to stay the team. After this year, his contract will contain injuries guaranteed income worth nearly $25 million.
Contractual issues could be left to future to discuss. At least Kaepernick stays on the team now.