Jim Tomsula: 'I want a confident' Colin Kaepernick
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Rotowire: Aug 30 / 3:49a ET
News: Gabbert was near perfect Saturday, completing 9-of-11 pass attempts for 96 yards in the second half of the loss to Denver.
Impact: Gabbert improved his preseason completion percentage to 82.1 percent through three games. This needs to be taken with a grain of salt, as he has been facing second-unit defenses and only attempting short and safe passes (6.71 YPA). Even with his exhibition success, there is little to no chance he surpasses the struggling Colin Kaepernick on the depth chart. However, Gabbert has secured his role as Kaepernick's primary backup.
Rotowire: Aug 16 / 12:15p ET
News: Gabbert was in control of the offense Saturday, completing 8-of-11 pass attempts for 86 yards and a touchdown in the preseason loss to the Texans.
Impact: Gabbert looked strong in his 2015 debut, showing great accuracy on short-to-mid level throws. He continues to show an improvement in his decision making, and has developed into a solid backup quarterback during his tenure with the 49ers. He is all but a lock to be the primary backup behind Colin Kaepernick this season.