Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett thinks quarterback Colin Kaepernick gives the 49ers the best chance to win.
Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett stopped and talked with 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on the field after Sunday’s 37-18 win against the 49ers.
“I just talked about him getting a chance to play again,” Bennett said. “I think he’s a great quarterback. I think he’s just missing his opportunities. Hopefully he gets to play.”
Bennett said he was “very surprised” Kaepernick didn’t play on Sunday. Blaine Gabbert started for the 49ers and threw for 119 yards.
“I think Kaepernick gives the team a better chance of winning,” Bennett said, “but that’s just my opinion.”
49ers coach Chip Kelly said he didn’t think about putting Kaepernick in the game. Kaepernick hasn’t played this season while drawing attention for kneeling during the national anthem in protest of racial injustice. Bennett has been supportive of Kaepernick’s protest.
When asked after the game about the challenge of trying to contain Gabbert, who ran five times for 22 yards, Bennett said: “There is no challenge. He threw for 100 yards. The challenge is him reading the defense and staying in the pocket.”