Chip Kelly: “There’s never been a conversation about cutting Colin Kaepernick”

AP

So what will the 49ers do with quarterback Colin Kaepernick, if he doesn’t win the starting job? They can pay him not to play, they can try to trade him, or they can cut him.

As to the last option, coach Chip Kelly told reporters after Friday night’s preseason game against the Packers: “There’s never been a conversation about cutting Colin Kaepernick.”

Technically, the fact that there hasn’t been a conversation doesn’t mean that a conversation isn’t coming. It also doesn’t mean that the move won’t happen without a conversation. Ownership may simply decide to move on, regardless of what Kelly or anyone else thinks.

Regardless, it’s looking unlikely that Kaepernick will start Week One against the Rams or that, if he does, he’ll hold the job for very long.

18 responses to “Chip Kelly: “There’s never been a conversation about cutting Colin Kaepernick”

  1. I think Chip’s full quote was “there’s never been a conversation about cutting Colin Kaepernick…while sitting in a Volkswagen…and drinking Fanta at the same time”.

  2. 49ers should’ve eaten his salary and shipped him to Denver for a 2nd or 3rd rounder. Another bad move by the 49ers front office.

  3. Chip Kelly started a dumpster fire in Philly. What in the world made the powers that be in San Francisco look at Chip and say “Oh Yeah! Give me some of that!”

  4. gettingzygiwithit says:
    Aug 27, 2016 10:57 AM
    Kelly’s system works. It won’t work with a personality like Kaep, or anyone else who puts themselves above the team.

    yeah, thats what he said when he cut desean and traded shady for a bag of donuts… and when he selected a statue in bradford to run the zone read…

    good luck with all that… nfl d coordinators are a lot smarter than chipper thinks.

  5. John Harbaugh should be a first ballot hall of famer for taking a team with this bum at QB to multiple NFC championship games and a super bowl. After his recent comments, it’s no surprise Kap isn’t intelligent enough to pick up a full playbook or make multiple reads.

  6. I would think that even the liberals in San Francisco would think its time for that conversation Chip…

  7. gettingzygiwithit says:
    Aug 27, 2016 10:57 AM
    Kelly’s system works. It won’t work with a personality like Kaep, or anyone else who puts themselves above the team.
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    That’s why he was so successful in Philly, right?

  8. 1bigtex says:
    Aug 27, 2016 10:33 AM

    Chip Kelly started a dumpster fire in Philly. What in the world made the powers that be in San Francisco look at Chip and say “Oh Yeah! Give me some of that!”

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    Chip Kelly took over a 4-12 Eagles team and posted back to back 10-6 records. The owner had promoted a lawyer to run personnel, so Chip was given those duties by default. I wouldn’t blame Kelly for that mess. He actually put out the dumpster fire, plus he unloaded a bunch of bad character players who had never sniffed a super bowl, and never were going to. Kelly is a coach, not a personnel guy, but he was the best personnel guy in Philly. People act like Kelly destroyed a dynasty in Philly. The truth is the Eagles have never, ever, ever, won a super bowl, and they’ve been around a long time. The 49ers have a good coach. The rest is up to the front office, and right now, those guys haven’t been too impressive.

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