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49ers Announce Blaine Gabbert Will Remain Starter Over Colin Kaepernick

The San Francisco 49ers announced on Monday night that QB Blaine Gabbert would remain the team’s starter after its Week 10 bye week.

Earlier in the day, HC Jim Tomsula told reporters he had yet to make a decision on whether Gabbert would keep his starting job over QB Colin Kaepernick.

Gabbert was 15 of 25 passing for 185 yards. He threw two touchdowns to go with two interceptions. The former Jaguars QB also added 32 rushing yards in the team’s 17-16 win.

Gabbert was traded to the 49ers ahead of the 2014 season for a sixth-round draft pick. The former 10th overall pick of the Jaguars struggled in three seasons as Jacksonville’s starter, and the team moved on from Gabbert, drafting Blake Bortles third overall in 2014.

In nine games this season, Kaepernick had just six touchdowns and five interceptions, throwing for 1,615 yards and rushing for another 256. The 49ers won just two of their first eight games this season, all started by Kaepernick.

After their bye week, the 49ers travel north to take on the Seahawks on Sunday, Nov. 22.

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