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Colin Kaepernick Benched in 49ers' 11th Straight Loss

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December 5, 2016
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Colin Kaepernick isn't having a great season, football-wise.After rising to fame for sitting and then eventually kneeling during the National Anthem, Kaepernick went on to lose 11 straight games for the San Fransisco 49ers, culminating in this Sunday's dreadful 26-6 loss to the Chicago Bears, who are 3-9 this season.During the fourth quarter, 49ers head coach Chip Kelly decided to bench the controversial quarterback. His performance up to that point was pretty awful; according to Deadspin,

Kaepernick was bad, bad, bad, and his numbers barely seem real. He was 1-for-5 passing for just four yards, and took five sacks. His legs weren’t even particularly helpful in a messy game where the run game was everything; Kaepernick ran six times for 20 yards, most of them on a single 14-yard scramble.

Twitter was pretty quick to react to the Fidel Castro-shirt wearing activist QB, and they roasted him alive: is slated to become a free agent in March, and it's unclear which football team (if any) will want to take a risk on the controversial player.


Kaepernick, for his part, was a decent sport during the game, though he was replaced by backup QB Blaine Gabbert with 12:51 remaining in the fourth quarter:

“It’s not about my feelings,” Kaepernick said. “It’s about being able to help this team win. This coaching staff didn’t feel like I was out there being able to help this team win, so they made a change, whether I agree with that or not.”
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