The previously 2-6 49ers beat the previously 6-2 Falcons with previously second-string quarterback Blaine Gabbert starting. With the bye week coming and a trip to Seattle looming after that, 49ers coach Jim Tomsula won’t commit to a second straight start for Gabbert.
Via Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, Tomsula said that he’ll speak with Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick before disclosing the quarterback decision for Week 11.
Tomsula added that he’ll continue meetings with the coaching staff, and that he’ll sit down with both quarterbacks before identifying the starter. With the players looking at several mandatory days off, it’s unclear whether that will happen before or after they return from their break.
At some point, if the 49ers hope to improve their draft standing for 2016 with the goal of landing a potential franchise quarterback, they should consider going with the guy who is less likely to win games. At some point, if the 49ers hope to get maximum trade value for Kaepernick, they should pick a spot or two for Kaepernick during which he can showcase his skills.