Offensive coordinator Greg Roman said the 49ers will discuss giving backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick more playing time over the last five games. Kaepernick’s only snaps this season came at the end of a Week 5 blowout victory of the Buccaneers.
He was 3-for-3 for 35 yards in the fourth quarter of that game, and he nearly threw a touchdown pass to receiver Josh Morgan, who was stopped at the 1-yard line. The 49ers are on the verge of making the playoffs, but they have no proven backups behind starter Alex Smith. The only other quarterback on the roster, Scott Tolzien, also is a rookie who has been inactive every game this season.