Chip Kelly wants to see his quarterbacks in action before calling this fight.
"They're not going to get hit in any of our training sessions," Kelly said. "There's no quarterback in the NFL or college that probably gets hit at practice. Really the big determination for those guys will be the preseason games are going to be huge for those guys."
Kaepernick and Gabbert have been treated as equals in camp practices, with Kelly saying both have "done a really nice job" with the "learning process," per Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group. Inman noted that both passers are "keeping the high-tempo offense on its manic schedule, so both are likely doing an admirable job in coach Chip Kelly's eyes."
Kelly, though, is taking the patient approach, waiting to see what these two quarterbacks accomplish when cordoned-off camp drills are replaced by a real-life opponent looking to scatter the Niners into a thousand pieces.