Kaepernick to Start First NFL Game This Year

San Francisco 49ers QB's reaction: 'Let's go'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2016 8:03 AM CDT
Kaepernick to Start First NFL Game This Year
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick warms up before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Santa Clara, Calif., on Thursday.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Colin Kaepernick is in the news again, though not for anything related to his national anthem protests. Kaepernick will be the San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills—a role he hasn't held since last November, NFL.com reports. The controversial player has been sitting on the sidelines as Blaine Gabbert has handled starting QB duties, to not very victorious effect (the 49ers are 1-4 this season). But it appears Kaepernick is concentrating on nothing but the pigskin. Per 49ers.com, coach Chip Kelly says Kaepernick reacted to the news by simply saying, "Let's go." As for Gabbert's reaction to being benched, per CSN Bay Area: "It sucks. … But, at the same time, I'm going to work the same way I've always worked the three years I've been here—put my best foot forward." (More Colin Kaepernick stories.)

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