At the moment, the 49ers quarterback competition could be a bit of a moot point.
According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, Colin Kaepernick’s “planned rest day” yesterday was for a reason.
Coach Chip Kelly said that Kaepernick was dealing with “arm fatigue,” and will be limited in today’s joint practice with the Texans.
That also means that Blaine Gabbert will be the starter in the preseason opener at Houston Sunday night, though Kaepernick should play at some point.
Kaepernick had surgery this offseason on his non-throwing shoulder, and any limitation on his ability to play adds to the perception that Gabbert has the lead for the job come the regular season.
The fact Gabbert took all the work with the ones while Kaepernick was recovering from surgery was the first sign, but with each passing day, it seems Kaepernick’s chances of reclaiming his old job are slipping away.