San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick lost another game Sunday, his team’s thirteenth loss in a row.
The 49ers got smoked 41-13 in Atlanta by the Falcons. Kaepernick’s offense failed to score a point outside the second quarter.
Kaepernick completed 20 of 33 passes but managed only 183 yards through the air, while his Atlanta counterpart Matt Ryan threw for 286 yards in the win.
Kaepernick, who famously takes a knee during the national anthem to protest police officers, has garnered massive media attention for his political stunts. But his play on the field has been atrocious.
Last week, Kaepernick blew a lead against the New York Jets, failing to get anything going on offense in the fourth quarter as 49ers fans booed their own team’s terrible play. In a postgame press conference, Kaepernick dodged a question as to whether 2016 is the most frustrating season of his career.
The 49ers drop to 1-13 with only two games left in their disastrous season.
Kaepernick went into the Atlanta game with some competition for his starting job. The Mercury News reported:
Colin Kaepernick has a new backup quarterback for the first time this season: Christian Ponder
Ponder last played in the 49ers’ exhibition finale, running for two touchdowns in a fourth-quarter rally for a 31-21 win at San Diego. His last regular-season action came in 2014, a two-game cameo to conclude his four-year tenure there.
Ponder and Gabbert are unsigned for 2017, and Kaepernick could opt out of his contract to test free agency, as well.