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Report: 49ers have benched Colin Kaepernick for Blaine Gabbert

San Francisco 49ers v Seattle Seahawks

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 14: Blaine Gabbert #2 and Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers look over game images during the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on December 14, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the 49ers 17-7. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)

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This is how bad things have gotten in San Francisco for Colin Kaepernick.

The 49ers have decided Blaine Gabbert is a better option right now.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Kaepernick has been informed he’s been benched. The move was first reported by

It seemed like this was coming when 49ers coach Jim Tomsula said he was “evaluating everyone,” but the reality is still jarring.

While Kaepernick looks like a guy who could use a break, especially after his 4.0 yards per attempt game Sunday against the Rams, it’s also hard to understand how he’s going to fix things there in the current setting. The problems in San Francisco go far beyond Kaepernick at the moment, but he’s taking the blame.