And that's where this rocky relationship - from Kaepernick's ascent to Super Bowl starter to last season's benching to an offseason trade request to newfound support amidst his controversial protests during the national anthem - seems destined to end.
The Niners are making a change at quarterback as they are switching to polarizing pivot Colin Kaepernick who has made more noise off the field than with his arms and legs of late but with Blain Gabbert struggling since the team's opening week win against the Rams the teams felt a change was necessary.
Deep throws were a big part of Kelly's offense in his three years in Philadelphia when the Eagles were tied for fifth in the National Football League with 69 completions on those passes and ranked second in touchdowns with 26, according to Sportradar.
"I'm anxious about the quarterback", he added.
While Week 6 in Buffalo is probably going to go down as the moment when everyone realized (fill in the blank) about Colin Kaepernick - or at least jumped to some conclusions - it's important to remember there's a very winnable football game to be played for the 49ers. "So I'm itching to get back out there".
Kelly doubted Buffalo coach Rex Ryan was staying up nights worrying about whether it would be Kaepernick or Blaine Gabbert under center, and he said chances are the news would have leaked anyway. Granted that's with 50 percent more attempts than Taylor but it's still surprising.
Running back Carlos Hyde has scored in each of his last three outings and will challenge a Bills rush defense that has surrendered more than 100 yards in three of the past four games. He had three offseason surgeries, and with his vegan diet, it has been hard for him to gain back his weight.
"I was reading an article and it refers to white critique of black protests and how they try to de-legitimize it by calling it 'idiotic, dumb, stupid, ' things of that nature, so they can sidestep the real issue". My strength is still growing, developing. I'm going to tell you an answer.
He can be distant and quiet more often than not at a position that nearly always yields a team leader, not a loner. So he's going out there and continuing to work, continuing to get better. Another interesting thing to see will be if he's in "game shape". "So that's all I meant by that". If the Bills go up early, don't expect Tyrod Taylor to chuck the ball much. He completed 10 of 26 deep passes for 451 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.
Given the 49ers' incredible salary cap room, the team was content with having their backup quarterback be one of their highest paid players. Tiller played 60 snaps and Garnett played the final 18. That's the point I tried to make when people brought that up.
Staley said there are many carryovers to the pressure packages they'll face in Buffalo. I don't want all cops getting a bad rap for what bad cops are doing, because there are still good cops.
This weekend, Bryant, who might be stepping in for Marcell Dareus once again, and the rest of his defensive teammates feel prepared for whatever they're going to be faced with.