Colin Kaepernick is still in a stalemate with the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos, but the beleaguered quarterback is said to stick it out with the 49ers, according to NFL rumors.
Kaepernick is already assured of a salary cap worth $11.9 million and though he does not want to stick around with the 49ers, the thought of losing his salary cap would make him decide to stay for the rest of the season. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, NFL rumors are stating that Kaepernick is staying with the 49ers and it is a 75 percent assurance, despite the Broncos wanting him to take a pay cut of $7 million to accommodate him to their roster.
Bleacher Report states that Kaepernick is avoiding making any comments on the situation, but the 28-year old quarterback told Cam Inman that he is still under contract with the 49ers and is getting ready to work out for the start of the new season.
“I’m under contract. I’m a 49er. I’m doing everything I can to make sure I’m prepared for next season. I’m doing everything I can to make sure I’m prepared for next season and everything I can do to help this team win,” Kaepernick said.
However, Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak told Pro Football Talk that they are happy with Mark Sanchez at the helm of the team together with rookie quarterback Trevor Siemian and a possible draft pick in the 2016 NFL Draft which will be held in Chicago.
“We need to stay focused on the guys on our team right now. We’re very excited about Mark and we know those guys are up there throwing in California, so that’s exciting. Trevor is a fine young player, so we’re focused on those two and getting ready to go here in a couple weeks. Obviously, we’ve got some work to do. We’ve got to add to our group. We understand that. John right now, [director of player personnel] Matt [Russell], are working on the draft and getting ready for that. We’ve got about three weeks here. Just staying very focused on our football team and with what we have right now. Trying to add to it in about three weeks,” Kubiak explained.
Although Kubiak was happy with Kaepernick’s visit, he still ensures that the Broncos will remain to focus on their task ahead and that is trying to defend their title, despite losing Peyton Manning to retirement and Brock Osweiler to free agency. Now the dilemma lies with the 49ers, who are left to deal with Kaepernick and his salary cap. If the NFL rumors are true, then they will end up living with the fact that he is there to stay.
Photo Courtesy: Mike Morbeck/Flickr