Friday May 20th, 2016

All the deadlines have been passed and bluffs have been called, and Colin Kaepernick is still a 49er. In the next three and a half months, he has a new coach to win over in Chip Kelly and a backup quarterback to hold off in a competition for reps in Blaine Gabbert—and then the games finally start. A healthy, efficient, controversy-free campaign is the only way Kaepernick stays in San Francisco past this season, as the team wields another simple opt-out next off-season, but the ceiling is high within Kelly’s relentless QB-friendly offense.

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