Chip Kelly says he will evaluate 49ers quarterback situation
San Francisco 49ers coach Chip Kelly said he plans to assess the quarterback position, including possibly making a switch on who starts the team's next game.
Blaine Gabbert has started the team's first five games. After leading the 49ers to an opening weekend victory over the Los Angeles Rams, Gabbert has struggled in the last four games, throwing four touchdowns and six interceptions.
San Francisco has lost four straight games, including a 33–21 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday. Gabbert went 18 of 31 for 162 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions and was sacked seven times.
"I don't think anybody played well on offense," Kelly said. "Nobody did. I think we're going to look at everything," Kelly said, according to the 49ers website. "We are 1-4, we have got to make sure we're going out there and giving us the best chance to win so we're going to look at everything."
Frustrated fans began chanting "We want Kap" in the third quarter of the game, in reference to backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has not attempted a pass this season.
Kelly says he will continue to evaluate the position before team's game against the Buffalo Bills on Oct. 16, but added if there is any change, general manager Trent Baalke will have nothing to do with it.
"Any decision that's made with the current roster is a coaching staff thing," Kelly said. "Trent had never come in and said this guy has to play or that guy has to play. Trent does a great job of acquiring talent and getting players on this football team, but he's never once told me who has to play where and what the lineup is and all that."
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