Colin Kaepernick Benched, Internet Shows No Mercy (Tweets)
Colin Kaepernick benched? Yeah, we all saw that coming. Poor Kaepernick has been awful this season, and after somehow failing to see a completely uncovered Torrey Smith waiving his arms and jumping up and down, 49ers coach Jim Tomsula really had no choice.
However, people still kind of figured the 49ers would wait to make the move after this weekend’s home game against the Falcons, heading into the bye week. You know, to give the team time to adjust. Nobody thought they would do it the night before Kaepernick’s birthday.
But that’s what they’ve gone and done. They benched their franchise quarterback the night before he turned 28 years old in favor of Blaine Gabbert.
The internet? Oh, the internet think this is HILARIOUS.
Take a look at some of the reactions:
— Joe Rowles (@JoRo_NFL) November 3, 2015
Kaepernick birthday tomorrow and the 9ers got him this smh pic.twitter.com/FcjCnXpKIt
— Cowboys n Tigers (@I__Lee) November 3, 2015
— Jeopardy! Sports (@JeopardySports) November 3, 2015
— нarry вelaғcĸdyoвтcн (@HitDaBoogieZ) November 3, 2015
Colin Kaepernick has lost the 49ers starting QB spot to Blaine Gabbert pic.twitter.com/BxTHRCDDOB
— Cowboys Nation (@CowboysNation) November 3, 2015
— Game 7 Network (@Game7Network) November 3, 2015
— AlfieBCC (@zackgojags) November 3, 2015
Tomorrow is Colin Kaepernick’s birthday. 49ers are benching him. Blaine Gabbert will be this weeks starter. pic.twitter.com/opKg8GkYKJ
— Charles (@MrLXC) November 3, 2015
Personally, I feel bad for Kaepernick. Yeah, he always seemed like a bit of a douche. But this situation really sucks. So I’m going to throw in a few tweets that I hope will make him feel a little better on his birthday:
The Bills should trade for Colin Kaepernick
— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) November 3, 2015
Colin Kaepernick needs to be an Eagle. This is not debatable. Make it happen, Chip.
— Peter Christensen (@draftcheat) November 3, 2015
This looks like a job for Colin Kaepernick! https://t.co/m4pBtCWB73
— Ray Ratto (@RattoCSN) November 3, 2015
Always remember: one team’s trash is another team’s treasure.
Hat Tip – [Uproxx]