Find out the latest details on the San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on the flip…
We have also learned that, before the embattled signal-caller can head to the Broncos, the two sides must agree on a restructured contract, and Schefter said talks “have not been close.”
Meanwhile, former NFL Scout and Weekday Co-Host (Haberman & Middlekauff), John Middlekauf weighed in on the 28-year-old quarterback Colin Kaepernick, tweeting:
The Bleacher Report writes:
The 28-year-old quarterback fell out of favor with the 49ers after struggling in 2015. They benched him for backup Blaine Gabbert in the second half of the season, and the marriage between San Francisco and Kaepernick was all but over.
At one point, the New York Daily News’ Manish Mehta reported that he would like to play for the New York Jets, but now he may have his chance with the Broncos.
Denver is searching for a quarterback after losing Peyton Manning to retirement and Brock Osweiler to free agency. The team traded for Mark Sanchez after the season, but it appears Denver is not set on naming him the starter.
Schefter said although the Broncos would have to provide some compensation to San Francisco if a trade is made, that will not be an issue. It’s more about turning the $26.4 million ($11.9 million guaranteed in 2016) he’s owed the next two seasons into something more team-friendly.
It makes sense that the Broncos don’t want to pay that much because Kaepernick’s numbers slipped to a 59.0 completion percentage and just six touchdowns and five interceptions last season.