Colin Kaepernick Jerseys Are off Clearance in Team Store After Chip Kelly Hiring

Thomas DuffyFeatured ColumnistJanuary 14, 2016


Hours after the San Francisco 49ers announced that Chip Kelly would be their next head coach, Colin Kaepernick jerseys were taken off clearance in the team store.


Many fans and analysts believed Kap’s time in the Bay Area was over after he was benched in favor of Blaine Gabbert. But after Kelly's arrival, the coach may be able to revitalize the uber-athletic quarterback in his fast-paced offense.

Mike Rosenberg, formerly of the San Jose Mercury News, noticed the initial change in sales:

He also pointed out that after Kaepernick was benched, his was the only Niners jersey on sale in the team store:

The team later explained that it doesn’t handle pricing, but this still feels too coincidental:

Also worth noting—No. 7 is on the team's 2016 calendar, and Gabbert's jersey is still nowhere to be found:

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