Colin Kaepernick is 0-2 upon his return as the 49ers starting quarterback, and coach Chip Kelly is not ready to strip him of that role.

“I would think Colin would stay at quarterback,” Kelly said Monday on KNBR 680-AM. “He’s done some really good things with his legs to extend drives and keep things going.”

Kaepernick ran for 84 yards and passed for 143 yards (16 of 34, one touchdown, one interception) in Sunday’s 34-17 home loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 49ers (1-6) take a six-game losing streak into this week’s bye, and they next play Nov. 6 at Levi’s Stadium against the New Orleans Saints (2-4).

Added Kelly: “We as a team need to do a better job with the pass game, from the quarterback spot, from the receiver spot in catching the ball; we had too many drops again yesterday. And (poor pass) protection. Everything in the passing game is not on the quarterback.”

Blaine Gabbert went 1-4 as the starter before being relegated to the No. 2 role. Christian Ponder hasn’t been active in any game.