Chip Kelly named Blaine Gabbert the team’s Week 1 starting quarterback, and since then (and even prior to that) we’ve had extensive discussion about the starting position. Will Blaine Gabbert get benched at some point? Will Colin Kaepernick re-claim his starting role? Is Christian Ponder going to lead the 49ers to the promised land? OK, maybe not so much on that last one.
Our friends at Bovada are dipping into the debate, offer start totals for Gabbert and Kaepernick. The OVER/UNDER for Blaine Gabbert starts in 2016 is set at 9.5. The total for Colin Kaepernick is set at 2.5. Bovada did not set a total for Christian Ponder.
For Gabbert and Kaepernick, what would you take. I’m leaning OVER on Gabbert and UNDER on Kaepernick. I would have felt stronger about this if Kaepernick was put on ice like RG3. But given that Kaepernick will be suiting up, the team is seemingly comfortable with him getting on the field in spite of the injury guarantee in his contract. I’m still leaning what I mentioned above, but I am not exactly brimming with confidence.