Colin Kapernick Will Start For 49ers Again In Week 7

Ryan Phillips

Colin Kaepernick was good decent fine better than Blaine Gabbert during his first start of the season on Sunday. On Monday, San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly announced Kaepernick will get another start in Week 7.

Kaepernick and the 49ers lost to the Buffalo Bills 45-16 on Sunday but he at least looked competent for most of the afternoon. Kaepernick completed 13 of 29 passes (44.8 percent) for 187 yards, with one touchdown and no interceptions. He also racked up 66 yards on eight carries. His passer rating of 77.8 wasn’t great, and his Total QBR (70.3) was decent.

The 49ers get a much easier test in Week 7 when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Kaepernick was clearly better than the man he replaced for San Francisco. Gabbert had been terrible all season, completing just 58.0 percent of his passes for 890 yards (5.93 yards per attempt), with five touchdowns and six interceptions. His passer rating was 69.6 and his Total QBR was 62.0 in five starts.

Kaepernick simply gives the 1-5 49ers a better chance to win games than Gabbert does.