San Francisco 49ers starting Kaepernick on Sunday

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2015, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick stands on the field during an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Santa Clara, Calif. After months of trade talk and speculation, Kaepernick is still on the 49er's roster and due a hefty payday. The quarterback's $11.9 million 2016 contract became guaranteed at 1 p.m. local time Thursday, March 31, 2016, when the 49ers kept him on the roster. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON)—San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will start in the game on Sunday, according to head coach Chip Kelly.

The team will be playing against the Buffalo Bills at the Ralph Wilson Stadium in New York.

Previous starter Blaine Gabbert has been struggling since the beginning of the season.

Some suspected No.3 QB Christian Ponder might be in the running before Kelly’s announcement Tuesday morning.

Kaepernick has not started recently because of three off-season surgeries and Kelly has hinted he may not be fully healthy to do so.

The quarterback has made headlines for refusing to stand during the national anthem before 49ers games.

Kaepernick’s protest has spread nationwide even at high school football games.

This announcement comes after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsberg called Kaepernick’s protest “dumb and disrespectful.”

Stay with KRON4 News for updates on this developing story.

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