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49ers would have passed on Patrick Peterson at No. 7 in 2011 NFL Draft

Random little 2011 tidbit that's interesting. The 2011 NFL Draft featured some seriously impressive talent, and the San Francisco 49ers ended up with a talented pass rusher in Aldon Smith. Things eventually went south, but when he was on the field, Smith was a fierce pass rusher. There were two particularly notable trades in the top of the first round that year. The Atlanta Falcons moved up to No. 6 to select wide receiver Julio Jones, and the Jacksonville Jaguars moved up to No. 10 to select quarterback Blaine Gabbert. However, it turns out there was another near trade involving the San...
Niners Nation May 24, 2016

49ers rank ahead of only Browns, Jets in Rotoworld 'QB situations'

The San Francisco 49ers have some questions about their QB position, so it is no surprise people will rank them so low. The quarterback market has been rather barren this offseason, and it has led to teams rolling the dice on a mix of young inexperienced players, older journeyman, and players with a variety of question marks. The Cleveland Browns are hoping to rehabilitate Robert Griffin III. The New York Jets are probably hoping to get a deal done with Ryan Fitzpatrick. And of course, our 49ers are figuring out whether Blaine Gabbert or Colin Kaepernick will be the starting QB in...
Niners Nation May 23, 2016

Blaine Gabbert among first round 'busts' with 'real second chance'

The 49ers quarterback competition will be an interesting one to watch this summer. If Blaine Gabbert can emerge victorious, will he be able to remove the bust label by the end of the season? The San Francisco 49ers quarterback competition is not expected to pick up full steam until training camp, but for the time being, Blaine Gabbert likely gets the edge in OTAs. The one-time Jaguars first round pick is getting practice reps that Colin Kaepernick will not get until he is cleared from his shoulder surgery. Chip Kelly has said Kaepernick is not behind yet, but it certainly does not help him...

Could a new situation make a difference for Colin Kaepernick?

Few in the 49ers organization know about the quarterback situation better than now tight end Bruce Miller. The former fullback was drafted in 2011 by the 49ers, so he’s one of the elders on this exceedingly young team. He’s also been close with quarterback Colin Kaepernick and admires the job Blaine Gabbert did last year.
Niners Nation May 21, 2016

49ers roster breakdowns, 90-in-90: QB Blaine Gabbert

Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). We move on to quarterback Blaine Gabbert. Each year, we run a series of post called "90-in-90" here at Niners Nation. The idea is that we'll take a look at every single player on the roster, from the very bottom to the top and break them down a few different ways. This is to help give everyone a basic understanding of a roster. Of course, this roster will change, and some days we'll have more than one so it's not strictly one per day but you get the idea. Unlike my esteemed colleague, Mr. James...
Niners Nation May 18, 2016

Blaine Gabbert talked QB competition, offensive tempo, Chip Kelly, and more

The San Francisco 49ers quarterback discussed the QB competition, his wide receivers, and learning Chip Kelly's offense. We've got a full transcript, and you can watch video here. On how it's been going thus far: It's been going good. Just the learning process has been really smooth. First day of OTAs went well, but there's always room for improvement. So, we're gonna watch the film, see what things we can get better at, diagnose them, and get better at them tomorrow. On what strikes him about what he is asked to do this season with new offense: It's quarterback friendly. The balls in our...
Niners Nation May 18, 2016

Golden Nuggets: 1st Day Of OTAs In The Books

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet The 1st day of OTAs under Chip Kelly officially kicked off on Tuesday. And the practice lived up to Chip's reputation. It was fast. The offense was running plays in 15 seconds. Blaine Gabbert led the 1st team offense, Thad Lewis led the 2nd unit and Jeff Driskel led the 3rd unit. Colin Kaepernick will be in competition for the starting job, but he is still working his way back from surgery. The offensive line will have battles for the starting spots. On the 1st day,...

Gabbert: “Being a quarterback, you have to be the leader. You’ve got to be the vocal guy on the football team.”

SANTA CLARA – Blaine Gabbert spoke to a group of reporters in the media room after Tuesday’s OTA. Here are selected quotes from that group interview. Q: You’re learning new receivers and you’re also learning a new system. What’s that balance like for you? GABBERT: It makes it fun. This is my sixth system in […]
San Jose Mercury News May 17, 2016

49ers' Blaine Gabbert is incumbent QB as practice begins

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert is virtually unchallenged as organized team activities begin.
San Jose Mercury News May 17, 2016

49ers QB race: Blaine Gabbert, Colin Kaepernick in vastly different roles

Blaine Gabbert, in his first media session since January, talked and practiced Monday as you'd expect of the 49ers starting quarterback.

49ers QB race: Blaine Gabbert, Colin Kaepernick in vastly different roles

Blaine Gabbert, in his first media session since January, talked and practiced Monday as you'd expect of the 49ers starting quarterback. And, for now, Gabbert indeed is the incumbent in that role, while Colin Kaepernick is not medically cleared to fully compete on the… Continue Reading → The post 49ers QB race: Blaine Gabbert, Colin Kaepernick in vastly different roles appeared first on 49ers Hot Read.

49ers Chip Kelly: Colin Kaepernick not cleared, not behind in QB race

Colin Kaepernick still hasn't gained medical clearance to fully practice with the 49ers as they begin organized team activities Tuesday, coach Chip Kelly said. Kaepernick is not, however, falling behind in the race to reclaim his starting role from Blaine Gabbert. "There's… Continue Reading → The post 49ers Chip Kelly: Colin Kaepernick not cleared, not behind in QB race appeared first on 49ers Hot Read.

11 possible consequences of the Gabbert – Kaepernick duel

Blaine Gabbert vs. Colin Kaepernick Image 1 of 11 Caption Close Image 1 of 11 | Blaine Gabbert vs. Colin Kaepernick Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP Many inside and outside the organization believe Kaepernick’s desire for a trade could be a problem. Many inside and outside the organization believe Kaepernick’s desire...for a trade could be a problem. Image 2 of 11 | Blaine Gabbert vs. Colin Kaepernick Ben Margot / Associated Press Joe Montana expressed reservations about Kaepernick being on the 49ers to Sports Illustrated: “And when you have a guy who doesn’t really want to be there, you...
Niners Nation May 14, 2016

Are the 49ers going to have an actual quarterback battle?

The last time the 49ers had a big quarterback battle, it wasn't much of a battle at all. The San Francisco 49ers will have a battle for the starting quarterback job, or at least that's the line touted by head coach Chip Kelly. He recently suggested that he has "no idea" who the starting quarterback will be, and said that the quarterback battle will develop throughout training camp. He made it clear that the 49ers have ample time to decide on a starter between Blaine Gabbert, Colin Kaepernick and potentially someone else. But ... is that actually what's going to happen? Everything that...
San Jose Mercury News May 13, 2016
49ers Chip Kelly quells Kaepernick controversy, keeps QB job TBD

49ers Chip Kelly quells Kaepernick controversy, keeps QB job TBD

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick stretches on the ground next to Blaine Gabbert at a recent practice (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)Midway through the offseason program and four months shy of the season opener, 49ers coach Chip Kelly isn't near ready to reveal who'll be his starting quarterback

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