In a two-month span, Kaepernick underwent procedures on a torn labrum in his left shoulder and a ligament tear in his right thumb, as well as a scope on his left knee, but the first surgery was the one that limited his reps in the offseason program. As a result, Blaine Gabbert currently has a leg up in the competition for starting QB, which will begin in earnest this weekend. Considering Kaepernick's noted mobility would be an asset in new head coach Chip Kelly's system, his ability to take the practice field immediately will aid in his quest for the top gig.
Initial reports stated that Kaepernick would be limited to individual drills during the
Kaepernick's next opportunity to return to the practice field won't come until training camp in late July, as he'll miss the
Kaepernick (shoulder/knee/thumb) has yet to be cleared for football activity, CSN Bay Area reports.
That said, the QB has attended every session of the 49ers' voluntary workouts since they began on April 4, with Kaepernick having been able to work on his footwork and take "mental reps" in the process. At this stage, Kaepernick may not be medically cleared in time for the team's mandatory minicamp, which runs June 7-9, thus it's possible that the 49ers may not fully turn him loose until the start of training camp. Once his health is reestablished, Kaepernick is slated to compete with Blaine Gabbert for the 49ers' starting QB job.
When asked about the quarterback controversy in San Francisco, head coach Chip Kelly said he has "no idea" who will start this season, The Mercury News reports.
That is actually a fair response from Kelly, because
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|P4||9/1/16||@ SD||10:00 pm|
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|2012||San Francisco 49ers||13||7||218||136||62.4||1814||8.32||57||10||3||16/112||32||4||98.3|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||416||243||58.4||3197||7.69||64||21||8||39/231||46||10||91.6|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||478||289||60.5||3369||7.05||80||19||10||52/344||48||5||86.4|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||9||8||244||144||59.0||1615||6.62||76||6||5||28/166||19||7||78.5|
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||3||0||2||-2||-1.0||-1||0||0||0|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||13||7||63||415||6.6||50||5||3||18|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||92||524||5.7||28||4||4||28|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||104||639||6.1||90||1||7||28|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||9||8||45||256||5.7||15||1||0||13|
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||3||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||13||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||9||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2013||San Francisco 49ers||16||6||4||0||2||0||0||2||0|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||16||8||5||0||3||0||0||3||0|
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