Colin Kaepernick RUMORS & NEWS

  • Why the 49ers should start Gabbert over Kaepernick

    The Score "It's amazing how far the San Francisco 49ers have fallen since coming a tipped pass away from a second consecutive Super Bowl appearance just two seasons ago. Players are counting down the days until their contracts expire, free agents don't even consider the team an option, and the coaching..." May 23

  • 49ers QB race: Blaine Gabbert, Colin Kaepernick in vastly different roles

    San Jose Mercury News "And, for now, Gabbert indeed is the incumbent in that role. Colin Kaepernick still is not medically cleared to fully compete on the practice field, where organized team activities began Tuesday. “His focus right now is rehab, and my focus right now is learning the offense, being in the weight..." May 18

  • Chip: 'No Idea' If Kap or Gabbert Will Start

    San Jose Mercury News "Midway through the offseason program and four months shy of the season opener, 49ers coach Chip Kelly isn’t near ready to reveal who’ll be his starting quarterback between Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert. “I have no idea,” Kelly told KNBR 680-AM, sounding half-joking and half-coy. “We’re..." May 13

  • Joe Montana explains Kaepernick's biggest problem in San Francisco

    CBS Sports "One of the biggest ongoing dramas of the offseason has been the Colin Kaepernick situation in San Francisco. Although the 49ers quarterback demanded a trade back in February, there was no deal to be had. Now it looks like he's going to be stuck with the 49ers in 2016, which isn't necessarily a..." May 13

  • Colin Kaepernick could be demoted to third string if he doesn’t beat out Blaine Gabbert.

    Santa Rosa Press Democrat "Where’s Colin? That’s my new favorite game. It’s similar to “Where’s Waldo?” But instead of searching a picture book for a world-traveler wearing a striped shirt and a beanie, you search for pictures of Colin Kaepernick wearing a black shirt and a beanie during offseason..." May 07

  • 49ers GM Baalke: Kaepernick 'is slinging it a little bit'

    CSN Bay Area "Quarterback Colin Kaepernick is making good progress in his rehabilitation from three surgeries, according to 49ers general manager Trent Baalke. "Kap's doing an awfully good job with his rehab,” Baalke said Wednesday on Sirius XM NFL radio. “He’s out on the field now. He's not throwing with..." May 05

  • Colin Kaepernick resumes throwing

    Pro Football Talk "The draft came and went without a trade sending quarterback Colin Kaepernick away from the 49ers and the Broncos said they’re no longer interested in one, which makes it pretty likely that Kaepernick will remain with the team for the 2016 season. With that out of the way, the big question..." May 04

  • Report: ‘Nothing going on’ with Colin Kaepernick trade to Broncos

    Sportsnaut "For the past several weeks, there has been talk about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick heading to the Denver Broncos in a trade during the 2016 NFL draft. While this talk has calmed down a bit recently, most expected rumors to heat up during the draft itself. That has not..." April 29

  • Report: Broncos have discussed giving up first-round pick in Colin Kaepernick deal

    Sportsnaut "There should be some sort of resolution regarding the Denver Broncos quarterback situation before the three-day 2016 NFL draft concludes on Saturday. Whether that’s Denver selecting a quarterback with the 31st pick or trading for a veteran still remains to be seen. What we do know is that..." April 28

  • 49ers GM won't rule out trading Colin Kaepernick this week

    ESPN "It's possible that quarterback Colin Kaepernick could be traded this week, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke tells ESPN's Bob Holtzman. "I wouldn't say we are out there looking for it, but I wouldn't rule it out," Baalke said. Kaepernick is attending a voluntary minicamp this..." April 28

  • John Elway happy with Mark Sanchez, calls Colin Kaepernick talks 'dormant' "As the weeks have passed, John Elway and the Broncos have remained patient about the state of their quarterback position, continuing to sit with two quarterbacks while waiting for the situation to play out. Mark Sanchez is the reason why. "We're happy with Mark," Elway said at his pre-draft..." April 22

  • Report: Very little movement on Colin Kaepernick trade front

    Sportsnaut "With the 2016 NFL Draft rapidly approaching, it’s becoming abundantly clear that both the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos are going to be movers and shakers during the annual event in Chicago next week. Flush with 12 picks and a quarterback in Colin Kaepernick that’s clearly on the trade..." April 21

  • Niners GM Trent Baalke hasn’t talked to Colin Kaepernick in two weeks

    Sportsnaut "“There’s no crying in football!” — Trent Baalke, probably. When asked about whether or he’s talked to Colin Kaepernick the San Francisco 49ers general manager had this to say, per Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle: “I can’t get into what his feelings are. I have not addressed them..." April 20

  • Colin Kaepernick trade talks expected to heat up on draft day

    Sportsnaut "While there hasn’t been much recent movement on the trade front surrounding a potential deal that would send Colin Kaepernick to the Denver Broncos, the upcoming NFL draft will present yet another opportunity to get something done. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports notes that it’s highly unlikely..." April 20

  • Former GM thinks Kaepernick-to-Broncos is done, pending 49ers drafting QB

    Niners Nation "The San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos have been fairly silent the last two weeks, and Colin Kaepernick trade discussions seem to have stalled out. The hang-up is believed to be $4.9 million of Kaepernick's 2016 base salary, although Mindi Bach reported the Broncos wanted him taking pay cuts..." April 14

  • Broncos will stick to their demands with 49ers' Colin Kaepernick

    Number Fire "The Denver Broncos "don't figure" to bend in their contract demands for San Francisco 49ers' quarterback Colin Kaepernick, ESPN's Jeff Legwold reports. What It Means: Legwold reports the Broncos want the 49ers to pay $4.9 million of Kaepernick's salary this season, and the quarterback to..." April 11

  • Clady deal has no impact on Kaepernick trade

    NBC News 9 Colorado "Trading away Ryan Clady may have given the Denver Broncos more salary cap room but it had no impact on whether the team acquires quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Cap room, or lack thereof, had nothing to do with the Broncos offering Kaepernick a reduced 2016 salary to $7 million. According to a..." April 10

  • Broncos' Kubiak says he also met with Kaepernick "It was earlier this month when 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, seeking a trade out of San Francisco, sat down with Broncos general manager John Elway. No deal came from that meeting, but we learned Thursday that Elway wasn't the only member of the team who met with the..." April 07

  • Kaepernick uncertainty could become distraction for 49ers

    San Jose Mercury News "NaVorro Bowman acknowledged Wednesday that Colin Kaepernick's uncertain future could be a distraction by the time the 49ers play their season opener in five months. "Yeah, when the season rolls around, I think it will be," Bowman said. "But right now guys are just focused on what we have to do..." April 07

  • Source: Kap not willing to take Broncos' current pay-cut offer

    CSN Bay Area "Colin Kaepernick is willing to take a pay cut to play for the Denver Broncos, just not one as large as the reigning Super Bowl champions would like. The Broncos are offering Kaepernick an annual salary of $7 million for the 2016 season and the 2017 season, a source close to the situation told..." April 06

  • Chip Kelly doesn't really want Kaepernick with 49ers

    247 Sports "With regards to the game of musical chairs the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos appear to be playing with Colin Kaepernick, that sound you hear is the music either beginning to slow down, or just the CD skipping altogether. With Kaepernick deciding to take the $400k and arrive for workouts..." April 05

  • Warren Moon believes Denver is ‘perfect situation’ for Colin Kaepernick

    Denver Post "Count Hall of Famer Warren Moon among those who believe the Broncos offer the best opportunity for Colin Kaepernick. Moon, a nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback and current commentator for Seahawks radio network, has spoken glowingly about Kaepernick’s abilities in the past but has also acknowledged..." April 05

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    NFL @NFL

    Colin Kaepernick will not accept pay cut to join @Broncos.

    "Trade talks are quiet... not dead yet." - @RapSheet

  • Colin Kaepernick is expected to report to 49ers camp on Monday: What this means and for $400,000, why wouldn’t he?

    San Jose Mercury News "What I reported on Twitter a few hours ago: An NFL source indicates that Colin Kaepernick is expected to report to 49ers OTAs in Santa Clara on Monday. This reiterates what BANG’s Cam Inman reported weeks ago–but was thrown into some uncertainty by the reports of a near-deal between the 49ers,..." April 04

  • 49ers-Broncos reportedly have parameters of agreement for Kaepernick trade in place

    ESPN "San Francisco and Denver have the parameters of an agreement in principle on a trade for Colin Kaepernick, sources said, but before any deal can be completed, the quarterback and the Broncos still have to agree on a restructured contract, and the two sides have not been close. Kaepernick and..." April 03

  • Colin Kaepernick trade to Broncos being held up by $4.9 million

    ESPN "San Francisco and Denver have the parameters of an agreement in principle on a trade for quarterback Colin Kaepernick, sources said. But before a deal is completed, the 49ers, Broncos and Kaepernick have to agree on who will pay the quarterback's $11.9 million guaranteed salary for this..." April 03

  • Broncos offer Colin Kaepernick best shot at redemption

    The Score "It appears that it's only a matter of time - and money - before Colin Kaepernick joins the Denver Broncos, and while it can be argued that he isn't the franchise's best option for fixing their quarterback conundrum, there is little doubt the Broncos offer him his best chance at resurrecting his..." April 03

  • Colin Kaepernick, John Elway met Thursday

    San Francisco Chronicle "Will the Broncos really defend their Super Bowl title in 2016 with a quarterback corps consisting of Mark Sanchez, Trevor Siemian and a rookie? They appear to be answering that question by continuing to explore a trade for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who met with Broncos general manager..." April 02

  • Broncos remain interested in Kaepernick despite salary guarantee

    NBC News 9 Colorado "If the Denver Broncos are to get their intended target in Colin Kaepernick, they must hope the quarterback and new San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly don’t pull a John Fox-Kyle Orton and fall for each other. Although Kaepernick’s $11.9 million salary became formally guaranteed..." April 01

  • Colin Kaepernick's $11.9 million base salary for '16 now guaranteed

    ESPN "At 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, Colin Kaepernick's $11.9 million base salary for the 2016 season became guaranteed. Now, whether Kaepernick receives that money as a member of the San Francisco 49ers or with a different team that might acquire the quarterback in a trade remains to be..." April 01

  • Kaepernick decides if April 1 guarantee truly guaranteed

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers are not going to make an attempt to cut quarterback Colin Kaepernick before April 1. At least, the 49ers have repeatedly stated that position in the past six weeks. Coach Chip Kelly said last week the organization has not even discussed the possibility of releasing Kaepernick. The..." March 31

  • Colin Kaepernick trade deadline is 49ers' problem, not Broncos'

    Mile High Report "Jed York and Trent Baalke are playing a game of chicken with John Elway. The problem for them is they are driving a smart car to Elway's eighteen wheeler. On Friday, Colin Kaepernick's base salary of $11.9 million for 2016 will become fully guaranteed. The San Francisco 49ers have leaked..." March 30

  • 49ers will keep Kaepernick unless they’re “blown away” with a trade offer

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers are poised to keep quarterback Colin Kaepernick through Friday, when his 2016 salary becomes guaranteed. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Kaepernick is staying in San Francisco unless the 49ers are “blown away” with a trade offer. Spoiler alert: No one is going to “blow away”..." March 29

  • 49ers may already be stuck with Kaepernick’s 2016 salary

    Pro Football Talk "April Fool’s Day may have no relevance to the 49ers and Colin Kaepernick, after all. The trio of offseason surgeries to Kaepernick (including a left shoulder procedure that landed him on IR in November) may have already tied the team’s hands as to the $11.9 million in salary owed to Kaepernick..." March 27

  • Kaepernick’s status will be more clear in a week

    Pro Football Talk "April 1 arrives next Friday, and with it the 2016 base salary owed by the 49ers to quarterback Colin Kaepernick ($11.9 million) becomes fully guaranteed. The 49ers will avoid that obligation only by trading or cutting him by 4:00 p.m. ET on March 31. If the 49ers truly want to move on — and the..." March 26

  • Broncos or bust? Jets, Browns both out on Kaepernick "It increasingly looks like it's Broncos or bust for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday on NFL Total Access that the Cleveland Browns exited the Kaepernick sweepstakes upon their decision to sign Robert Griffin III. Additionally, Rapoport..." March 26

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    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    Chip Kelly says the possibility of the #49ers seeking a release of QB Colin Kaepernick before April 1 has not even been up for discussion.

  • Browns do not expect more trade talks for Kaepernick

    CSN Bay Area "The Cleveland Browns’ lead negotiator said he does not expect any further trade talks with the 49ers for quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Sashi Brown, the Browns’ executive vice president of football operations, said Monday morning at the NFL owners meetings that the team is not actively involved..." March 21

  • Here's what Colin Kaepernick will reportedly do if he's not traded

    CBS Sports "Colin Kaepernick could potentially be facing an awkward situation when the 49ers begin their offseason workouts on April 4. Kaepernick's agents have made it clear that their client doesn't want to be in San Francisco, which begs the question: What will Kaepernick do if the 49ers don't trade..." March 19

  • 49ers closer to keeping Kaepernick

    CSN Bay Area "Trade talks have gone cold over the past week and the 49ers appear prepared for quarterback Colin Kaepernick to remain with the organization to compete for the starting job. “There’s a good chance he’s still on the team the way things look now,” a source told early..." March 17

  • Michael Sam 'Blaine Gabbert Should Start In SF ... Over Kaepernick'

    TMZ "Michael Sam's already made up his mind ... he wants to see Blaine Gabbert start for the 49ers next season -- over Colin Kaepernick. " March 17

  • Chip Kelly doesn't seem to have any clue if Colin Kaepernick will be traded

    Sacramento Bee "Coach Chip Kelly said Wednesday he continues to have contact with 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, including a phone call on Tuesday. But as he’s been saying since he took over as 49ers coach, the conversations have centered on Kaepernick’s health and the two have not discussed the..." March 17

  • Colin Kaepernick-to-Broncos deal hung up on compensation

    San Francisco Chronicle "Last week, the Broncos were the frontrunners to trade for Colin Kaepernick and a deal with the 49ers appeared imminent. So what’s the holdup? It appears the issue is compensation: The Broncos have told the 49ers, who are seeking a second-round pick, they believe Kaepernick is worth a..." March 16

  • Colin Kaepernick coming to the Browns wouldn't be good for either of them

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "By virtue of their less than championship-level work last season -- how's that for a kinder, gentler take -- the Browns third-round pick in the April draft is almost a second-round pick. That would qualify as a steep price to pay for a quarterback trending downward. Colin Kaepernick finished..." March 15

  • Broncos believe Kaepernick is worth fourth-round pick "Last week, a Colin Kaepernick trade seemed certain to happen. On Monday we sit in amorphous cloud of uncertainty. NFL Media columnist Mike Silver reports that all's quiet on the Kaepernick front, with the Broncos holding firm in their belief that Kaepernick is worth a fourth-round pick. There..." March 14

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    Michael Silver @MikeSilver

    Kaepernick update: All quiet. Broncos holding firm (offering 4th round pick). No Browns movement. Niners chilling. @nflnetwork @AroundTheNFL

  • Colin Kaepernick hesitant to take major pay cut to join Browns partly because of their key losses in free agency

    Akron Beacon Journal "Quarterback Colin Kaepernick is willing to restructure his contract and take a pay cut to escape the San Francisco 49ers, but he’s not willing to take as drastic a pay cut as the Browns have proposed partly because he’s not impressed with their approach to free agency. That’s the picture the..." March 13

  • Here's why a Colin Kaepernick trade is reportedly being held up

    CBS Sports "The NFL world is still waiting for a Colin Kaepernick trade to go down. Nothing has happened (as of Sunday morning) and nothing might happen for a while, with multiple teams in a stalemate situation with the 49ers. San Francisco is one of four teams with a major quarterback need, and the other..." March 13

  • Kaepernick should call team’s bluff, drop trade request

    Pro Football Talk "It’s still not clear whether anyone truly wants to trade for quarterback Colin Kaepernick. It is clear that the 49ers, who have done nothing publicly or private to push back against rampant reports of a potential deal that would send Kaepernick to Denver, Cleveland, or New York (and who possibly..." March 13

  • Browns willing to give up 3rd round pick for Colin Kaepernick, but trade hinges on contract redo

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns are willing to give up their third-round pick for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, but the trade is contingent on restructuring Kaepernick's $19 million a year contract, sources told The 49ers actually want a second-round pick, but might be willing to take the..." March 12

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