Looks like San Francisco 49ers disgruntled quarterback Colin Kaepernick has accepted his fate that he is going nowhere that he rumored to have been medically cleared to throw again after a series of surgery to his left shoulder.
Since he is now near ready for the next season, Kaepernick turns his attention to being healthy if he wants to get into the trade fair again. The Sacramento Bee reported that Kaepernick would be cleared by doctors towards the end of this month and would be able to resume training his arm again. Once cleared by doctors, then he can then compete with Blaine Gabbert, who took over the quarterback chores when Kaepernick was undergoing surgery and recovery period.
And since his dream of starting with the Denver Broncos came crashing down on him, he will obviously fight it out with Gabbert to be able to send a strong message to any team out there that he still has it in him. Kevin Patra writes that clearing Kaepernick medically should be considered the latest sign of progress after he resumed weight training last month and shadowed the other quarterbacks during minicamp last week.
It’s no secret that Kaepernick wanted out of the 49ers, but since he would not accept any pay cut, he was then a hard sell for any team. The Broncos tried to reach out to him and discussed several times of reconstructing his contract, but in only ended in a stalemate. The 49ers, however, did not want to pay any loose change from Kaepernick’s $11.9 million guaranteed contract.
During the NFL draft, the 49ers did not pick a quarterback after the sixth round wherein they took in Louisiana Tech’s Jeff Driskel. Now, Driskel is not yet pro ready so the battle for the starting position will fall on Kaepernick and Gabbert. Since Kaepernick has the larger contract, then it could fall in his favor. But he has to keep an eye on his shoulders because aside from Gabbert, the 49ers also has Thad Lewis and Dylan Thompson, who are waiting on the sidelines just waiting for the perfect opportunity for them to shine as well.
Kaepernick has shown signs that he has accepted his fate that he will remain with the team that drafted him in 2011 and the 49ers are surely going to utilize him so as to get their investment’s worth.
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