After Colin Kaepernick threw four interceptions in a Week Three loss to the Cardinals, 49ers coach Jim Tomsula said he wasn’t thinking about making a quarterback change.
In as clear a sign as you could hope for about the state of things with the 49ers right now, Tomsula faced the same questions after Sunday’s 17-3 loss to the Packers. The answer wasn’t any different.
“Won’t even go into that discussion,” Tomsula said, via ESPN.com “It’s not on my mind.”
Kaepernick was 13-of-25 for 160 yards in a game that saw him get sacked six times while playing behind an offensive line that rarely gave him time to look downfield. Kaepernick completed just three passes that traveled more than five yards in the air and said after the game that he’s “not just going to throw a ball into coverage” after that approach led to his disaster against the Cardinals.
While Kaepernick and the 49ers offense aren’t playing well, it’s hard to imagine that things would make a serious move in the right direction if the team opted to roll with Blaine Gabbert instead. At some point making a change for the sake of making a change might enter the equation, but that moment hasn’t come for the 49ers yet.