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Colin Kaepernick Is Going To Start On Sunday

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Colin Kaepernick, the NFL quarterback whose decision to kneel during the national anthem has inspired similar protests by athletes across the sports world, will start for the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday for the first time this season, head coach Chip Kelly announced Tuesday.

Colin Kaepernick has regained his role as the 49ers’ starting quarterback, Chip Kelly said.

— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) October 11, 2016

“We need to improve on the offensive side,” Kelly reportedly said of the decision. The 49ers, who started the season 1–4 with starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert, currently rank 30th of 32 teams in passing yards, according to ESPN. 

Kaepernick hasn’t started for the 49ers for 11 months, but he nevertheless became the center of the sports world in August when he decided to sit out the national anthem during a preseason game in August to bring light to the mistreatment of people of color in the U.S. Kaepernick has since decided to kneel instead of sit, but his protests have nonetheless led to similar protests throughout the NFL, in high schools and now in the NBA, too. 

Kaepernick was thwarted by injuries over the summer and was occasionally bested by Gabbert during practice. Now, however, he has his shot amid negotiations with the team to restructure his contract. Kelly said that when he told Kaepernick of the coaching staff’s decision to start him on Sunday, the quarterback simply replied, “Let’s go.”

The team faces off against the 3–2 Buffalo Bills on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

Chip Kelly announces that Colin Kaepernick will start at QB for the 49ers this week. pic.twitter.com/g18G1DFGEe

— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) October 11, 2016

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