The San Francisco 49ers have benched Colin Kaepernick in favor of Blaine Gabbert due in part to the quarterback’s struggles but probably also due to his contract, which really only guarantees money if he gets hurt. According to Kyle McLorg, the move could have been made last week but the 49ers wanted to start Gabbert against a lesser defense, also known as the Atlanta Falcons’ defense.
McLorg tweeted that out and the Falcons’ official Twitter account responded hilariously. Check it out.
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) November 3, 2015