Chip Kelly comments on Colin Kaepernick’s standing as starter

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is looking to redeem himself, but he will first need to win the starting job. Kaepernick is competing with Gabbert and he has shown some positive improvements this offseason.

Eagles haed coach Chip Kelly spoke with Comcast Sports Net Bay Area on Tuesday and mentioned Kaepernick seems to be on the right track in their competition. He said that Kaepernick is keeping up with learning the new offense very well.

He’s great in the classroom,” Kelly said. “He’s got a great grasp of what we’re doing. I’m really impressed by both Blaine (Gabbert) and him and their intelligence and being able to pick up what we’re trying to do. So there’s no ‘fall behind’ because there’s no behind. There’s not a race. The first day we’re able to against defenses is today.

“We’re not naming the starting lineup for the Rams game today.”

During the 2015 season, Colin Kaepernick started eight games for the 49ers before missing the last seven games with a shoulder injury. He struggled, throwing for only 1,615 yards and six touchdowns against five interceptions.

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