Following San Francisco’s 27-6 loss in St. Louis on Sunday to the Rams, the once proud franchise is cleaning house and reshuffling their lineup.
The 49ers (2-6) will bench quarterback Colin Kaepernick and go with Parkway West product and former Missouri Tiger Blaine Gabbert. He will start at home against theAtlanta Falcons (6-2) on Sunday.
Kaepernick threw for 162 yards on 20-for-41 passing and rushed for 28 yards against the Rams.
When Gabbert starts he’ll be without a big target and a guy who can bail out QBs. On Monday, the 49ers traded tight end Vernon Davis to the Denver Broncos.
Gabbert is now in his fifth-year and was taken in the first round of the 2011 draft by Jacksonville. Gabbert’s last action came in week 7 of last season. He threw a 20-yard touchdown pass in the final minute of a blowout loss to Denver.
How effective do we believe Gabbert will be? Not very. In his career he has made 27 starts with a 5-22 record with a completion percentage of 53.2%. He has thrown 24 interceptions and 23 touchdown passes.