Colin Kaepernick Benched, Internet Shows No Mercy (Tweets)

colin kaepernick benched internet reaction

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:

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:


Always remember: one team’s trash is another team’s treasure.

Hat Tip – [Uproxx]