On Tuesday, Chip Kelly named Colin Kapernick the 49ers' starting quarterback for the first time this season. Here's a statistical look back at the highs and lows from Kaepernick's six-year career...
-28 years old
-27-20 (.574) career record as starting QB
Kaepernick in 2016
-Kaepernick has played three snaps in the 2016 season (all three snaps were running plays for RB Mike Davis in Week 1)
Kaepernick in 2015
-Kaepernick's passer rating in 2015 (78.8) was exactly 12 points lower than it was in his first three seasons as a starting quarterback (90.8).
-2015 season: 59.0 completion percentage, 615 pass yards, 6 TD, 5 INT (2-6 record as starter)
**Note on Kaepernick's passer rating
**-Kaepernick's passer rating has declined in each season as a starter.
-2015 passer rating: 78.8
-2014 passer rating: 86.4
-2013 passer rating: 91.6
-2012 passer rating: 99.9
**Note on 49ers' quarterback situation
-Gabbert's statistics in 2016: 58.0 completion percentage (26th in NFL), 178.0 pass yards per game (30th), 5-6 TD-INT ratio (29th), 69.6 passer rating (30th).
-Gabbert has the lowest win percentage among all starting quarterbacks with at least 30 starts since 2011 (.225, 9-31).
Kaepernick vs. Gabbert
-The 49ers' offense has been slightly better with Gabbert than it has been with Kaepernick starting over the last two seasons.
-Stats with Gabbert (since 2015): 4-9 record, 18.5 PPG, 312.2 total YPG, 209.0 pass YPG, 103.2 rush YPG
-Stats with Kaepernick (since 2015): 2-6 record, 13.6 PPG, 282.3 total YPG, 181.1 pass YPG, 101.1 rush YPG