Charlotte, NC - September 18, 2016: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) walks off the field at Bank of America Stadium with his fist up in the air after their game against the Panthers.(Gerry Melendez for ESPN)
Kaepernick was historically awful in last Sunday’s loss to the Bears. Hampered by the snowy elements, the former Super Bowl starter was 1-of-5 passing for just four yards before coach Chip Kelly yanked him in favor of low-wattage backup Blaine Gabbert. Sacked five times in defeat, Kaepernick became just the second quarterback since 1970 with more takedowns than passing yards in a single game.
“We had been playing good football on offense and the thing had been trending in the right direction,” Modkins said of Kaepernick’s handiwork prior to the Chicago implosion.
This is the right decision for San Francisco, giving the Niners a better chance for victory against a Jetsteam that looked utterly lost against the Colts on Monday Night Football.