Five days ago, 49ers coach Chip Kelly was happy to announce to the world that Colin Kaepernick would start at quarterback against the Bills. After Sunday’s 45-16 loss to the Bills, Kelly wasn’t so quick to anoint Kaepernick as the starter for next week’s game against the Buccaneers.
“Yeah, we’ll see,” Kelly told reporters on the question of whether Kaepernick will get a second straight start.
Kelly otherwise didn’t knock Kaepernick — at least not anymore than he knocked the rest of the offense.
“I thought he was OK,” Kelly said. “There are some positives that you can really build on with him that he did. I thought he extended some drives, keeping plays alive with his legs. He did a good job so it was a pretty good situation in terms of him running the football. But, overall offensively, I think we need to run the ball as a group better and we need to be better at our passing game.”
“Again, for his first time back, I thought he did an OK job. We have to be better overall on offense, not just the quarterback. It’s everyone on the offensive side of the ball. But I thought he really made some plays with his legs today. We have to do a better job with everyone on the offensive side.”
It a change were to be made, it’s unclear whether Kelly would go with Blaine Gabbert (again) or Christian Ponder. Regardless, the problems with the 49ers extend far beyond the quarterback position, and they’ve now lost five in a row since beating the Rams to start the year, 28-0.