NFL Rumors: Colin Kaepernick trade on hold, coach Chip Kelly trying to make things work with QB

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Earlier in the 2016 offseason, there were a number of NFL rumors stating that Colin Kaepernick wanted out of the San Francisco 49ers and wants a trade. In a recent interview, his new head coach Chip Kelly said that he has had a great interaction with the quarterback and appears the pair will work together in the new NFL season to temporarily stop the NFL rumors involving the 49ers QB.

“I understand there’s a business-side to this deal, and that’s why everybody has agents and that’s why we have a front office. On a football level and on a day-to-day basis and how we get along, it’s been fantastic. We set that kind of parameter to begin with: When you’re here, we’re going to coach the heck out of you,” Kelly said via the team’s official website.

“[Colin Kaepernick] understands that, and he’s been great with that. We haven’t had any ‘elephants in the room’ or anything to speak of from that standpoint. … I’ve had great interaction with Kap, and so has our quarterbacks coach, offensive coordinator and everybody in the building.”

Kelly was with the Philadelphia Eagles the past three seasons (2013 to 2015) and has had an underwhelming stint and record there with 26 wins against 21 losses. They made the postseason in Kelly’s first year when they won the NFC East but lost in the 2013 NFC Wild Card Game. In his stint with in Philadelphia, NFL rumors were ripe that he did not meet eye-to-eye with some of his players and even the Eagles’ management.

Meanwhile, Kaepernick was rumored to be on the way to the Denver Broncos earlier in April this year but the sides couldn’t agree to a possible contract restructuring that would have sent Kaepernick to Denver. NFL rumors continue but it appears the 28-year-old quarterback will be staying in San Francisco when the new NFL season opens later this year.

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