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Colin Kaepernick: 'I'm not worried about job security'

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Colin Kaepernick has taken some wrong turns and ended up in the darkest corner of his NFL career. The 49ers are standing behind their quarterback with the hope he'll find his way out.

Kaepernick struggled mightily in Sunday's 17-3 home loss to the Packers, a setback that followed the worst game of Kaepernick's career -- a four-interception, two pick-six meltdown in a 47-7 loss to the Cardinals in Week 3.

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Kaepernick's struggles have been so vast that talk has emerged that he could be benched in favor of Blaine Gabbert, known best as one of the most notorious draft busts in recent memory.

"I don't play for job security," Kaepernick said Wednesday, according to The Sacramento Bee. "Whether football's here or not, I will be fine. I go out, I play to win. I'm not worried about job security when I step in this building."

Niners coach Jim Tomsula said the decision to stick with Kaepernick for Sunday's game against the New York Giants was not influenced by a front office that has invested millions in the quarterback. Tomsula met with his passer this week to discuss how that nightmare day in Arizona might be playing a role in his continue struggles.

"That was something we hit head on," Tomsula said." ... If you are, stop. Can't have it. Can't play that way. And to me, it goes to having the weight of the world on your shoulders"

"I want a confident man, full-bore ahead at that position," Tomsula added. "I believe it's critical. And I believe in the quarterback. I believe in Colin Kaepernick."

The 49ers really have little choice but to believe. If Kaepernick can't find his old spark, the Niners might just be the worst team in the NFL.

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