Colin Kaepernick RUMORS & NEWS

  • 49ers GM Baalke denies Kaepernick on trade block

    CSN Bay Area "General manager Trent Baalke strongly denied a report late Sunday night that the 49ers are seeking to trade quarterback Colin Kaepernick. “Colin is our quarterback and we are excited to have him,” Baalke said in a statement. “He is not going anywhere. The media reports suggesting otherwise are..." March 09

  • Not the offseason to look for Kaepernick’s replacement

    Sacramento Bee "Jim Tomsula last week at least tapped the brakes on the notion that the 49ers will rely on Colin Kaepernick’s legs far more heavily than they have in the past. After all, it wasn’t as if Kaepernick was nailed to the floor in 2014. He ran more times for more yards and with a higher average than he..." March 01

  • SF wants to use Colin Kaepernick's legs more

    Sacramento Bee "The 49ers have spent the last few offseasons thinking about how to beat the Seahawks. They’re spending this one figuring out how to be like the Seahawks. No team in recent seasons has been better at squeezing the most from its resources, something the 49ers’ decision-makers feel they can..." February 03

  • CEO York tells how Kaepernick can thrive as 49ers’ QB

    San Francisco Chronicle "There was one impossible-to-miss-takeaway from Jed York’s interview in Arizona on Friday: The 49ers’ owner believes his revamped coaching staff will do a better job of putting players in a “position to make plays.” York used some variation of that nebulous phrase on five occasions during the..." January 31

  • Jeff Garcia disagrees with Kap's choice to train with Warner

    CSN Bay Area "Former 49ers quarterback Jeff Garcia disagreed with Colin Kaepernick's choice to train with two-time league MVP Kurt Warner. Garcia tweeted an article from the Santa Rosa Press Democrat titled 'Colin Kaepernick's coach choice couldn't be more wrong for job,' and added, "I didn't say it but I..." January 09

  • 49ers' Kaepernick to train in the offseason with Kurt Warner

    Sacramento Bee "Colin Kaepernick, who last month said he was compiling a list of quarterback experts with which to work this offseason, has settled on a spot. According to his agent, Kaepernick will train in the Phoenix area at EXOS performance where he will study with former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner and..." January 07

  • NFL Execs would take Derek Carr over Colin Kaepernick "The 49ers will definitely be the more talented team on the field when they play the Raiders on Sunday, but do they have the more talented quarterback? It depends on who you ask. Former NFL scout John Middlekauff asked several NFL executives and quarterback coaches who they'd rather have..." December 04

  • Colin Kaepernick Believes Jim Harbaugh Will Be Back in 2015

    Sportsnaut "There has been a lot of talk about Jim Harbaugh’s future with the San Francisco 49ers. Earlier this year, multiple reports indicated that he would not be back with the team no matter what they did moving forward this season. Other reports told a story of Harbaugh not being well-liked in the..." November 25

  • Peyton Manning, Colin Kaepernick a study in contrasts

    Denver Post "Fans might enjoy the relic or prefer the modernistic. The San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick is arguably the most physically skilled of the burgeoning NFL group of athletic quarterbacks. He has arguably the league's strongest arm, as measured by radar, and it's difficult to fathom any..." October 16

  • Kaepernick’s ‘language’ fine cut in half, no evidence found of any racial slur

    San Jose Mercury News "Colin Kaepernick’s $11,025 fine for an inappropriate-language penalty was reduced in half upon appeal, with the league “specifically admitting” it had no evidence he used a racial slur, according to a league source. Kaepernick has maintained since that Sept. 14 penalty in a loss to the Chicago..." October 15

  • Colin Kaepernick Put Tape Over The Beats Logo On His Headphones After $10,000 Fine

    Yahoo! Sports "The NFL fined Colin Kaepernick $10,000 for wearing Beats headphones in his postgame press conference after Week 5. Bose has an exclusive headphone sponsorship deal with the NFL. As Cindy Boren of the Washington Post reports, there's a 90-minute window after each game where players cannot..." October 15

  • 49ers Colin Kaepernick is improving, even if it doesn’t seem like it

    San Francisco Chronicle "Last week, after reviewing the win over Philly, I wrote that quarterback Colin Kaepernick is playing better than last year. The assessment might strike some as strange, since Kaepernick’s statistics don’t pop. Nevertheless, In the 49ers’ 22-17 home win over Kansas City, Kaepernick’s maturation..." October 10

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    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    I asked Colin Kaepernick if he or Beats by Dre will pay the $10K fine. "We'll let that be unanswered," he said.

  • Colin Kaepernick denies dropping N-word on opponent

    New York Post "Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston is accusing 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick of using the N-word during the meeting between the teams during Week 2. Kaepernick admits he said something to Houston after throwing an interception in the San Francisco loss, but the dynamic quarterback is..." September 24

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    Matt Barrows @mattbarrows

    Kaepernick said he was fined more than $11K for inappropriate language penalty. He is appealing the fine, insists he said nothing.

  • NFL to discuss Colin Kaepernick flag "The NFL will determine whether San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was justifiably penalized and actually directed inappropriate language toward a Chicago Bears opponent in the 49ers' Sunday night loss, according to a league source. The NFL will look into the situation during its..." September 17

  • Colin Kaepernick on penalty: ‘I didn’t say anything’

    San Jose Mercury News "Colin Kaepernick called his performance in the 49ers’ home-opening loss “terrible” after having three passes intercepted, losing one fumble and drawing a surprising penalty for “inappropriate language.” What did he say that got him the penalty after that second interception, the first of two by..." September 15

  • Kaepernick, Stevie Johnson admit their connection isn’t “clicking” yet

    Sacramento Bee "When Anquan Boldin arrived last offseason, his connection with Colin Kaepernick was immediate. As early as May OTAs, the two looked like they had been playing together since childhood, and in Week 1 they hooked up 13 times for 208 yards. Kaepernick's connection with another veteran acquired via..." August 27

  • Kaepernick will play in 49ers' exhibition finale against Texans

    San Jose Mercury News "Colin Kaepernick is slated to play in Thursday night's exhibition finale, and for the 49ers' sake, they'd certainly like a repeat of last year's cameo. Kaepernick played only the first series but delivered a touchdown drive in the 2013 exhibition finale at San Diego. That history isn't..." August 27

  • Kaepernick talks about foot injury that slowed him in 2013

    Sacramento Bee "The 49ers last year reined in Colin Kaepernick's running plays to save their starting quarterback from excessive wear and tear and because he suffered a significant injury to his foot. Kaepernick, who during the season joked that the issue was a hangnail on his pinkie toe, revealed the actual..." August 19

  • Colin Kaepernick says he's criticized because of 'Stereotypes and prejudice' "Former NFL quarterback Chris Simms believes that Colin Kaepernick receives unfair criticism. Simms got a chance this week to ask Kaepernick why that might be and Kaepernick says it comes down to two things 'Stereotypes' and 'Prejudice.' In case you haven't noticed, Kaepernick isn't shy about..." August 15

  • Kaepernick: Simpler offense will lead to quicker play calls

    San Francisco Chronicle "Before the 49ers bolted for Baltimore, and Thursday night’s exhibition opener against the Ravens, quarterback Colin Kaepernick and offensive coordinator Greg Roman addressed offseason changes to the team’s playbook. The essential premise: Roman and head coach Jim Harbaugh sought to simplify..." August 07

  • Kaepernick talks about his contract and the notion of winning negotiations

    Niners Nation "It has been almost three weeks since Colin Kaepernick agreed to terms on a six year contract extension with the San Francisco 49ers. During that time, we've seen a vast assortment of hot takes. Initially some folks were wondering how the 49ers could give him so much money given his overall lack of..." June 22

  • Colin Kaepernick understanding of Vernon Davis, Alex Boone minicamp boycott

    San Jose Mercury News "Colin Kaepernick isn't going to resent Vernon Davis and Alex Boone if they boycott the 49ers' mandatory minicamp this week because of contract disputes. "I would love to see all of our players there, but at the same time, they have to do what's best for them and make their own decisions,"..." June 17

  • No charges against Colin Kaepernick from Miami incident

    Pro Football Talk "There was a good indication the 49ers weren’t worried about potential charges against Colin Kaepernick when they gave him a contract extension. And now, there’s legal justifaction for that call. Via Matt Maiocco of, no charges will be filed against the 49ers quarterback from..." June 12

  • Will Kaepernick’s new deal really have much of an impact on Russell Wilson?

    Seattle Times "The above question was one often asked last week after it was announced that the 49ers and quarterback Colin Kaepernick had agreed on a new deal that could keep him with the team through the 2020 season. It also came with an answer that changed as the week wore on and the details of a fairly..." June 09

  • Luck on Kaepernick's deal: 'Awesome' "Like every NFL front office official, coach, player or fan, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck heard about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's new lucrative $110-million deal. Luck, like he has always done, isn't worried about what that means for him once he's eligible..." June 05

  • Colin Kaepernick, 49ers reach six-year deal extension "Colin Kaepernick was an unknown commodity two seasons ago, a backup quarterback behind a division champion starter. Now Kaepernick is a true franchise quarterback, with the contract to prove it. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers have agreed to..." June 05

  • 49ers, Kaepernick reps rekindle contract talks

    Sacramento Bee "The 49ers, who on Sunday received enough salary-cap relief to accommodate a contract extension for Colin Kaepernick, are wasting no time rekindling discussions with the quarterback's representatives. According to a source close to the situation, the two sides will meet this week in Santa..." June 03

  • Carlos Rogers' $6.6 million off 49ers books, opens room for Kaepernick extension

    CSN Bay Area "Finally, the 49ers have some breathing room under the $133 million salary cap. Last week, the 49ers completed the signings of their entire 12-player draft class. And on Monday, they realize the cap savings from a move made on March 11 when the club parted ways with cornerback Carlos..." June 02

  • Kaepernick: 'I did nothing wrong'

    CSN Bay Area "San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, in his first comments to reporters, reiterated he did nothing wrong in Miami last month. “The district attorney has the information today,” Kaepernick said Wednesday following practice. “At this point, I’m going to let them handle their..." May 28

  • 49ers want Colin Kaepernick contract done before camp

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers are just $590,303 under the NFL salary cap after the trade in which they acquired wide receiver Stevie Johnson from the Buffalo Bills, a source said. Johnson has a cap figure for the 49ers of $3.925 million for the 2014 season. The 49ers will pick up $6.6 million in salary cap..." May 16

  • Police release 911 tapes in Kaepernick case "A naked woman who referred to herself as "Jesus" is the focus of two emergency calls placed April 1, according to 911 tapes released Tuesday in an investigation involving San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Police did not identify the men that made the two calls. In the first..." May 07

  • Harbaugh on Kaepernick: 'The only victim is Colin's reputation'

    Sacramento Bee "Jim Harbaugh today said he's heard Colin Kaepernick's version of what happened in Miami earlier this month and that he's confident the ongoing case there will have a good resolution for the 49ers' quarterback. "The only victim in Colin's case is Colin's reputation," he said. Harbaugh noted that..." April 26

  • Miami police don’t believe Kaepernick was in hotel suite at time of 911 calls

    Sacramento Bee "Miami police do not believe 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was present when they responded to two 911 calls about an upset naked woman refusing to leave a downtown Miami hotel room. But they are waiting for the Viceroy Hotel to turn over additional surveillance tape to see if they can..." April 19

  • Talks between 49ers, Colin Kaepernick put on hold "Contract talks between the San Francisco 49ers and Colin Kaepernick are on hold. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access" that the 49ers have tabled negotiations while police investigate an incident earlier this month at a Miami hotel. The Miami..." April 18

  • Kaepernick incident: Lockette called 911 when female wouldn't leave "The Miami Police Department has shed some light on how a woman hanging out with Colin Kaepernick, Quinton Patton and Ricardo Lockette ended up in a hospital in the early morning hours of April 2. According to a police report obtained by WINZ-AM in Miami, Lockette called 911 twice after the..." April 15

  • Police: Too early to say what evidence shows in Kaepernick case

    Pro Football Talk "Miami police say it’s simply too soon to say what the evidence shows in the investigation of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, 49ers receiver Quinton Patton and Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette. “We have to examine evidence and wait for some tests to come back, including toxicology..." April 12

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    Colin Kaepernick @Kaepernick7

    (1/3) The charges made in the TMZ story and other stories I’ve seen are completely wrong.  They make things up about me that never happened.

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Miami PD adamant to our @writerkev + others they're calling Kaepernick situation a "suspicious incident," not a possible sexual assault.

  • 49ers QB Kaepernick is being investigated for a possible sexual assault "San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is being investigated for a possible sexual assault at a hotel in Miami, Florida ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ Sports. We're told the alleged incident took place at the Viceroy Hotel in Miami earlier this month. Our sources tell us ......" April 10

  • 49ers brass agree Kaepernick deserves extension

    CSN Bay Area "Quarterback Colin Kaepernick had a perfect week at the NFL owners meetings. There is no argument among 49ers CEO Jed York, general manager Trent Baalke and coach Jim Harbaugh that getting Kaepernick signed to a long-term extension is a top priority. Moreover, York and Harbaugh went so far as..." March 26

  • Niners GM wants Kaepernick deal done before camp "The San Francisco 49ers are serious about getting a new deal done with Colin Kaepernick ahead of the 2014 season. General manager Trent Baalke said Tuesday at the NFL Annual Meeting in Orlando that the team hopes to lock down a new contract with the quarterback by the start of training camp in..." March 25

  • Harbaugh: High priority for 49ers to sign Kaepernick to extension

    CSN Bay Area "Coach Jim Harbaugh said it’s a “high priority” for the 49ers to lock up quarterback Colin Kaepernick to a long-term contract extension. Kaepernick, who is entering the final year of his original four-year contract, is eligible for a new contract this offseason. He is scheduled to earn $1.073..." March 24

  • Gabbert's guarantee as backup twice Kap's contract

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers have quarterback Colin Kaepernick under contract for one more season at a bargain rate. After all, Kaepernick is scheduled to be paid $1.073 million in salary and bonuses in 2014. Meanwhile, newly acquired Blaine Gabbert is set to earn a guaranteed $2.011 million this season...." March 13

  • Kaepernick will get $20M deal whether Niners pay up now or later "Colin Kaepernick won't be signing any contract for $18 million a season. Not for $18.5 million per year, either. The idea he would be happy to land a deal in the range of what Tony Romo or Jay Cutler is earning is a complete and total misnomer. Ain't happenin'. So I'll let you in on a little..." March 05

  • Colin Kaepernick seeking $18M annually from 49ers "In less than two years as the San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback, Colin Kaepernick already has twice as many playoff wins as Jay Cutler and Tony Romo do in 16 combined seasons. It's no surprise, then, that Kaepernick wants to get paid as a franchise quarterback on par with the monster..." March 03

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #49ers and reps for QB Colin Kaepernick met last night to begin preliminary contract negotiations for the QB. They had dinner.

  • Harbaugh, Kaepernick, Boldin deals are priorities for 49ers

    Pro Football Talk "As the San Francisco 49ers try to get back to the Super Bowl and win it, they’ve got some offseason business to deal with. Their priority list contains at least three names: Jim Harbaugh, Colin Kaepernick, and Anquan Boldin. Per a league source, the plans will come into better focus after..." February 13

  • Kaepernick explains why he runs more in playoffs

    CSN Bay Area "It was obvious after taking over as the 49ers’ starting quarterback that Colin Kaepernick turned into more a running threat in the postseason. On Thursday, he revealed what everybody had already figured: The 49ers enact a regular-season plan to limit the number of opportunities defenses have to..." January 31