The San Francisco 49ers have placed quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Injured Reserve, ending his season. The 28-year-old quarterback will have surgery next week on his non-throwing shoulder.
Kaepernick hurt his shoulder in Week 4, but started the next four games before taking a seat in Week 9. Don't blame Kaepernick's bad season on that injury, though. His DVOA from Weeks 1 to 4 was -38.6%; after that, it went up significantly, to -9.1%.