Colin Kaepernick made a decision to go active for a possible trade that will involved the San Francisco 49ers with another team and so far the call has gotten much interests from the Denver Broncos together with the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets.
Last month the agents of the 28-year old quarterback asked permission from the San Francisco 49ers as reported by ESPN for a trade for their client and looks like its paving way for three teams to fight it out to land him in their roster.
Talks have intensified between the 49ers and Broncos re: Kaepernick. But Broncos are not the only suitor. More on @nflnetwork soon
— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) March 10, 2016
The Denver Broncos are desperately in need of a quarterback after Brock Osweiler signed with the Houston Texans and with Peyton Manning’s retirement. Broncos Executive Vice President of Football Operations and General Manager John Elway is set to lay down their chips in a hope to get Kaepernick.
As for the Cleveland Browns, they are looking at how things will play up as they have the number two slot in the coming 2016 NFL Draft and would not want to waste their chip. They hope to find a worthy franchise quarterback among the talented candidates in the draft, but would want an experienced one to lead the team as well going into the next season.
On the other hand, the New York Jets are also in the “wait and see” mode as they have to close with an agreement with their quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and hopes that they do not have a void in their playmaker duties.
Although some insiders sees Kaepernick going to the Broncos, it will be determined if the San Francisco 49ers will agree to the terms of a possible trade. Kaepernick signed a 6 year, $114,000,000 contract with the San Francisco 49ers, including a $12,328,766 signing bonus, $61,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $19,000,000. In 2016, Kaepernick will earn a base salary of $11,900,000, a roster bonus of $1,125,000 and a workout bonus of $400,000.
He was drafted by the 49ers in the 2011 NFL Draft and started as a back up to Alex Smith. In the following season, Kaepernick filled in for the injured Smith and became the full-time starter as the team advanced to the playoffs for the second straight season.
He set an NFL record for most rushing yards (181) by a quarterback in a game (playoffs or regular season) in his first playoff game. After beating the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship 28-24, he led the 49ers to their first Super Bowl since 1994, where they lost to the Baltimore Ravens.
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