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Baalke on Kaepernick: Right now not the time to discuss future

Colin Kaepernick


The 49ers are down 20-0 to the Seahawks in the first half of their Week 11 game in Seattle, which means they’ll be 3-7 at the end of the day should the Seahawks lead hold up.

That’s the kind of record that has people thinking about next year and for the 49ers that means it has people thinking about Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick was benched for Blaine Gabbert at quarterback before the team’s bye week, he will miss the rest of the season after being placed on injured reserve with a left shoulder injury and he has a contract that makes it relatively easy for the 49ers to part ways with him before the start of the 2016 season.

All of those things have led to plenty of speculation about where Kaepernick will play next, but General Manager Trent Baalke said Sunday that “right now is not the time to get into the particulars” of the quarterback’s future with the team. Baalke said Kaepernick was “no different” than any other player on injured reserve and would be evaluated down the line.

“I wouldn’t say [he’s played his last snap with the 49ers] at all,” Baalke said, via “I think people are reading into that. For me, where we stand right now, I wouldn’t read too much into that right now.”

There’s not much to talk about on the field with the 49ers these days, so Kaepernick’s situation should continue to be a talking point as they play out the final weeks of what’s shaping up to be the disappointing season that many predicted back in September.