Wochit News - Colin Kaepernick Will Be Starting QB This Sunday - Colin Kaepernick will most likely kneel for the national anthem this Sunday, but he will be on his feet as the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers for the first time this season. 49ers head coach Chip Kelly made the announcement on Tuesday, with current starting QB Blaine Gabbert serving as Kaepernick's back up on Sunday. The 49ers are currently 1-4 this season. “It's not Blaine's fault,” Kelly said, per SFGate. “It's just as a group offensively we need to be better in a lot of ways. So we're going to see what we can do and make a move here. It was one the only maneuvers we could make based on our depth.”