The Denver Broncos and the San Francisco 49ers are reportedly finalizing an NFL rumor allowing Colin Kaepernick to join the team in Denver in the 2016 offseason.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the both teams have agreed in principle the parameters that have been laid out and are ironing things out that would send the dissatisfied Kaepernick to the Broncos, who are really in need of a steady quarterback despite acquiring Mark Sanchez from a prior trade with the Philadelphia Eagles.
One of the obstacles that is delaying rumored deal is that Kaepernick is due $11.9 million of his base salary and has a salary hit cap of $15.9 million. The Broncos want a lower salary hit that is just fit within their budget. The contract restructure has so far been the topic of discussion of both teams over the course of the weekend.
“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,” Schefter said.
Additional NFL rumors state that Broncos John Elway met with Kaepernick met once to iron things out and if the Elway could convince Kaepernick to take the pay cut with compensation set to be given to the 49ers likely involving a mid-round pick of the 2016 NFL Draft in Chicago later this year.
Since both teams failed to meet halfway, Kaepernick was assured of his pay check Thursday, but if he agrees to take the pay cut it will assure him of contract bonuses once the season begins.
Until the situation is settled, Kaepernick will remain where he is and NFL rumors will continue but the 28-year old Wisconsin native really wants out of San Francisco as he and the team lost the love for each other.
The Broncos have always been tagged in NFL rumors since Kaepernick wanted out of the 49ers and they are hoping that they could land him having lost Peyton Manning to retirement and Brock Osweiler to Houston Texans via free agency.
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