12:58 AM EST, Thu December 08, 2016
San Francisco Chronicle 4 hours ago

49ers not pondering a third starting QB

On Wednesday, head coach Chip Kelly said Blaine Gabbert will remain the backup behind Colin Kaepernick for Sunday’s game against the Jets, which suggests third-stringer Christian Ponder will stay inactive. Really, it was just who was going to be the starting quarterback against the Jets and then let’s get forward because part of game-planning evolves around who’s pulling the trigger. Kaepernick’s starting status was discussed because he completed 1 of 5 passes for 4 yards and took five sacks in a 26-6 loss in Chicago. Kaepernick struggled to grip the football in snowy and wet...
Niners Nation Dec 5, 2016
Blaine Gabbert talks about bad weather, coming off the bench for 49ers

Blaine Gabbert talks about bad weather, coming off the bench for 49ers

The 49ers quarterback discussed his unexpected opportunity to come off the bench and replace Colin Kaepernick. We have a transcript, courtesy of 49ers PR. Watch video here. The San Francisco 49ers offense could do next to nothing on Sunday against the Chicago Bears, and Chip Kelly decided to make a quarterback change in the fourth quarter. Colin Kaepernick was sent to the bench, and Blaine Gabbert was brought in to try and spark the offense. After Kaepernick had five passing attempts, five sacks, two scrambles, and two passes reversed because of turnovers, Gabbert completed 4-of-10 passes...
Niners Nation Dec 4, 2016
Chip Kelly says no QB decision for Week 14 after Colin Kaepernick benching, limited passing attempts

Chip Kelly says no QB decision for Week 14 after Colin Kaepernick benching, limited passing attempts

The 49ers quarterback situation was a mess against the Bears. Head coach Chip Kelly discussed the decision to bench Colin Kaepernick. The San Francisco 49ers lost another ugly one in Week 13, and a big part of the problem was the lack of any semblance of a passing game. Colin Kaepernick completed 1-of-5 passes for four yards through three quarters, and was sacked five times for 25 yards lost. Chip Kelly benched Kaepernick early in the fourth quarter, and Blaine Gabbert replaced him. Gabbert finished his stint 4-of-10 for 35 yards. He was sacked once for a loss of eight yards (and a...

Snow, they didn’t: 49ers reach new low in 26-6 loss in Chicago

Neither snow, nor melted snow, nor a horrendous opponent such as the Chicago Bears could prevent the 49ers from extending their losing streak Sunday. Colin Kaepernick completed 1 of 5 passes for 4 yards before he was replaced by Blaine Gabbert with the 49ers trailing 24-6 early in the fourth quarter. The Bears finished the game on a 26-0 run thanks to three rushing touchdowns from Jordan Howard (26 carries, 107 yards), who became the ninth running back to gain 100 yards against the 49ers in their last 11 games. Barkley completed 11 of 15 passes for 192 yards after misfiring on his first...
Niners Nation Nov 23, 2016

Comparing Colin Kaepernick & Blaine Gabbert through five starts apiece

We look at standard and advanced metrics to get an idea of how the two quarterbacks compare. The San Francisco 49ers have played ten games on the season, and this past week saw Colin Kaepernick make his fifth start for the team. That is of significance because Blaine Gabbert started the first five games of the season. They faced different opponents, and injuries and ineffectiveness impact the lineup around the two quarterbacks. However, five starts apiece gives us as close to an even barometer as we are going to get. Some of the 49ers writers have begun the comparison process. Matt Barrows...
Niners Nation Nov 10, 2016

49ers vs. Cardinals: A prospector’s guide

We take a look at pertinent facts, figures and history in the Week 10 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals. The San Francisco 49ers continue their march toward a potential top two draft pick as they head to Glendale to face the Arizona Cardinals in Week 10. The game airs at 1:05 p.m. PT on FOX, and will feature Chris Myers, Ronde Barber, and Jennifer Hale calling their fourth 49ers game of the season. The Cardinals won the first meeting between the two. This was a pretty hideous game, with Blaine Gabbert starting for the 49ers, and Drew Stanton starting in place of a concussed Carson Palmer....

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