Colin Kaepernick

Levi's Stadium was filled with fans wearing Seattle Seahawks colors and empty seats on Sunday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

49ers end lost season with a whimper

Chip Kelly becomes second coach in a row to last just one…

Levi's Stadium was filled with fans wearing Seattle Seahawks colors and empty seats on Sunday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Some thought Colin Kaepernick’s activism would splinter the 49ers locker room. The players proved otherwise by voting for him for the team’s most prestigious award. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Myth busted: Kaepernick divided 49ers

A lot of people in this country hate Colin Kaepernick. But they…

Some thought Colin Kaepernick’s activism would splinter the 49ers locker room. The players proved otherwise by voting for him for the team’s most prestigious award. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
After leading the 49ers to victory over the Rams, Colin Kaepernick will start against the Seahawks. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Chip to stick with Kaepernick at QB in finale

The 49ers fans who hate Colin Kaepernick won’t be receiving their wish…

After leading the 49ers to victory over the Rams, Colin Kaepernick will start against the Seahawks. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick celebrates his two-point conversion against Los Angeles Rams late in the fourth quarter at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. The 49ers won, 22-21. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Colin Kaepernick passes for two TDs, runs for another as 49ers beat LA again

Depending on how you view things, Sunday was a great or horrible…

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick celebrates his two-point conversion against Los Angeles Rams late in the fourth quarter at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. The 49ers won, 22-21. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Colin Kaepernick has been booed in several NFL stadiums this season. He recently clarified which crowds gave him the hardest time. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

Colin Kaepernick says Atlanta receptive of his stance, Buffalo not so much

Former Green Beret says 49ers QB hasn't built any bridges In 2016,…

Colin Kaepernick has been booed in several NFL stadiums this season. He recently clarified which crowds gave him the hardest time. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) runs to avoid a sack against the New England Patriots at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on November 20, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Colin Kaepernick still 49ers starter despite benching

The 49ers’ change at quarterback appears to be a temporary measure. After…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) runs to avoid a sack against the New England Patriots at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on November 20, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Raiders fans have been protesting the team's inevitable move for most of the season. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

For the sake of Bay Area football fans, Raiders can’t leave

Before the Raiders swung their game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday…

Raiders fans have been protesting the team's inevitable move for most of the season. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
It wasn't a pretty outing for the 49ers at Soldier Field on Sunday. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Will latest fiasco be Kap’s last gasp? Faithful can only hope

CHICAGO — OK, all of you Colin Kaepernick sympathizers, let’s hear the…

It wasn't a pretty outing for the 49ers at Soldier Field on Sunday. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Colin Kaepernick came two yards short of delivering the 49ers their second win of the season. Before that loss, Trent Baalke said he took reponsibility for the Niners’ lost season. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS)

Kap shakes off questions about future as Baalke plans for it

The 49ers’ season was functionally over weeks ago, leading many to look…

Colin Kaepernick came two yards short of delivering the 49ers their second win of the season. Before that loss, Trent Baalke said he took reponsibility for the Niners’ lost season. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS)
LaGarette Blount runs away from Eli Harold and Eric Reid during the first half of the San Francisco 49ers' game against the New England Patriots on Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Patriots turn it on late, pound 49ers

SANTA CLARA — The New England Patriots' victory over the 49ers on…

LaGarette Blount runs away from Eli Harold and Eric Reid during the first half of the San Francisco 49ers' game against the New England Patriots on Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) hangs out before a game against the Dallas Cowboys at Levis Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on October 2, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kap deflects question about auditioning for other teams in late push

Colin Kaepernick was having fun on Sunday. The San Francisco 49ers played…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) hangs out before a game against the Dallas Cowboys at Levis Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on October 2, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) hangs out before a game against the Dallas Cowboys at Levis Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on October 2, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Colin Kaepernick sitting out election

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has emerged as a major civil…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) hangs out before a game against the Dallas Cowboys at Levis Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on October 2, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints offense met little resistance when they played the 49ers on Sunday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

No defense to be found: Saints rout 49ers

SANTA CLARA — The San Francisco 49ers have allowed a 100-yard rusher…

Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints offense met little resistance when they played the 49ers on Sunday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Sean Peyton, left, and Drew Brees have been together for the New Orleans Saints since 2006. It's not a coincidence they've been consistently competitive over that timeframe. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Consistency: Saints have it, 49ers wish for it

The New Orleans Saints aren’t the best team in the NFL. They…

Sean Peyton, left, and Drew Brees have been together for the New Orleans Saints since 2006. It's not a coincidence they've been consistently competitive over that timeframe. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
Colin Kaepernick eschewed millions of dollars in injury protection by restructuring his deal. He then called the process, "mutually beneficial." (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Colin Kaepernick calling new deal ‘mutually beneficial’ speaks volumes

Before he was named the San Francisco 49es’ starter quarterback, Colin Kaepernick…

Colin Kaepernick eschewed millions of dollars in injury protection by restructuring his deal. He then called the process, "mutually beneficial." (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) plays in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on September 12, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Earth to Planet Baalke: Why is Kap still here?

Balls needs help. And, no, it’s not what you’re thinkin’. Can somebody…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) plays in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on September 12, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
It hasn't been an easy season for the Faithful, and it might be time for the 49ers front office to make a move for the future.. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

If other teams are calling with offers, 49ers should act now

The San Francisco 49ers have reached their bye week. They sit at…

It hasn't been an easy season for the Faithful, and it might be time for the 49ers front office to make a move for the future.. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick watches from the sidelines against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Sept. 12, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Santa Clara changes Kap, looks worse than ever

Some alleged experts promised instant improvement for the Santa Clara offense with…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick watches from the sidelines against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Sept. 12, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
It's hard to argue that Colin Kaepernick's protest hasn't had a positive impact on some who are willing to learn. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kaepernick protest spurs growth for those willing to listen

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sparked a national discussion a couple…

It's hard to argue that Colin Kaepernick's protest hasn't had a positive impact on some who are willing to learn. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Colin Kaepernick has been making national headlines all season long. Now he’ll have a chance to make a difference on the field as he replaces Blaine Gabbert (pictured). (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Badly in need of a new approach, 49ers announce they’ll start Colin Kaepernick

The San Francisco 49ers have seen enough of Blaine Gabbert, the starting…

Colin Kaepernick has been making national headlines all season long. Now he’ll have a chance to make a difference on the field as he replaces Blaine Gabbert (pictured). (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)