San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert (2) celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass to tight end Garrett Celek during the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

49ers ride Blaine Train

As expected, 49ers coach Jim Tomsula is sticking with Blaine Gabbert as the starting quarterback after the bye week.

After saying during his regular Monday news conference that he wanted to talk to his players and staff over the coming days before revealing his plans, the team announced the decision via Twitter later in the day. The 49ers’ website reported that Tomsula met with the quarterbacks Monday afternoon and said Gabbert would start at Seattle on Nov. 22, and a team spokesman confirmed the report Monday evening.

Gabbert, playing in place of Colin Kaepernick, made his first start in more than two years in San Francisco’s 17-16 victory Sunday over the Atlanta Falcons.

Kaepernick has lost his last four starts against the Seahawks. He is 1-6 against Seattle overall, including the playoffs.

Gabbert, who was 5-22 as a starter for the Jacksonville Jaguars, threw for 185 yards and a pair of touchdowns in his debut as the 49ers starter. He got the nod last week after Tomsula benched the struggling Kaepernick.

“I’ve known Blaine Gabbert from the time he came to the 49ers until now,” Tomsula said before the decision was announced. “He’s done a wonderful job. He’s a professional. He works hard and takes coaching to heart.”

Wide receiver Anquan Boldin (hamstring) and running back Carlos Hyde (foot) remain day to day after both were inactive against the Falcons.


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