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Colin Kaepernick | Quarterback | #7

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 230
College: Nevada
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (36) / SF
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49ers GM John Lynch says the team hasn't talked with free agent Colin Kaepernick since Feb. 22.
In other words, the new GM and coach Kyle Shanahan have zero interest in bringing Kap back. Kap has yet to take so much as a visit in free agency. Mar 28 - 7:31 PM

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Profootballtalk reports it's "completely false" that free agent Colin Kaepernick is seeking $9-$10 million per season.

Mike Florio's report is via a "source with knowledge of the situation." We buy it. A quarterback coming off multiple benchings and controversies still languishing on the open market three weeks into free agency probably knows he's not going to fetch that kind of money. Kap doesn't seem any closer to finding a new home than he did at the start of free agency.
Mar 28 - 2:05 PM

ESPN's Dan Graziano reports Colin Kaepernick is looking for a team which "offers him a chance to compete for a starting job."

Graziano adds Kap is looking for "something like $9 million to $10 million" per year. There are not many teams with starting jobs available, and that list grows even smaller when the 49ers, Kaepernick's former team, are removed from the equation. Perhaps he will get a look from the Browns or Texans once the Tony Romo and Jimmy Garoppolo sagas mercifully come to an end, but Kaepernick might need to lower his asking price and expectations to land a job.
Source: ESPN
Mar 28 - 8:06 AM

49ers GM John Lynch said free agent Colin Kaepernick nearly signed with another team at the start of free agency.

"He was ... very close to signing a deal with a team at a really good number," said Lynch. "And it fell through, apparently." Kaepernick's market has been nonexistent with some reports suggesting teams are avoiding him due to his political views. The 29-year-old didn't move the needle much last year but his supporting cast in San Francisco was abysmal. He'd make sense for the Jets, though they seem to be zeroing in on Jay Cutler and Josh McCown. It goes without saying that Kaepernick won't be back with the 49ers.
Mar 17 - 2:28 PM

Colin Kaepernick has opted out of his contract, becoming a free agent.

This was the fully expected move. Kaepernick leaves behind one year and $16.9 million to hit the free-agent market. The 49ers haven't ruled out bringing Kaepernick back, but it seems like a total long shot. The Jets have been rumored to have some interest, while reports out of Cleveland have indicated the Browns will not target him. Kap should be able to compete to start somewhere after a solid second half of last season, throwing 16 touchdowns to four picks.
Mar 3 - 8:44 AM

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the Browns will not pursue Colin Kaepernick.

Kaepernick is still a member of the 49ers, but he is expected to opt out of his contract this week. Browns coach Hue Jackson reportedly showed "heavy interest" in Kap last spring, but Cleveland is in position to search for a long-term answer rather than a short-term bridge. Kaepernick has been linked with the Jets.
Mar 1 - 5:28 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Colin Kaepernick's new agents have informed teams he will be opting out of his contract this week.

Kaepernick can't opt out of his deal until Thursday at the earliest, but it's long been expected that he would choose that route. Despite all of his issues, Kaepernick will be one of the best quarterback options available once he enters the free-agent foray. The Jets have been mentioned as a landing spot.
Mar 1 - 9:36 AM

Colin Kaepernick had a "really positive" meeting with the 49ers on Wednesday.

49ers GM John Lynch said his evaluation of Kaepernick is "still very much fluid." Kaepernick recently sold his house in San Jose and is staying in New York. Due $16.9 million, it remains unlikely Kap is back at his current salary, but it's possible the Niners could bring him back at a reduced price.
Feb 22 - 7:01 PM

The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows believes there's a "50 percent" chance Colin Kaepernick returns to the 49ers.

Due $16.9 million in salary and bonuses, Kaepernick should theoretically want to stay in San Francisco because that's the only way he would earn that much money. Kaepernick has an opt-out clause that can't officially be exercised until March 2. In December, national reports from both ESPN and NFL Network had Kaepernick preparing to opt out. That was before Kyle Shanahan was hired.
Feb 17 - 8:48 PM

Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports Colin Kaepernick is "open to returning to the 49ers in 2017."

Kaepernick has been expected to opt out of his contract for some time, which he can do starting on March 2, but he did reach out to new GM John Lynch and is expected to meet with him at some point in the near future. If Kyle Shanahan wants him, it is possible the 49ers can convince Kaepernick to stay. Still, divorce remains the most likely outcome.
Feb 14 - 10:50 AM

The Denver Post's Nicki Jhabvala doesn't expect the Broncos to "circle back" and have interest in Colin Kaepernick.

The Broncos were hot on Kaepernick's trail last offseason when they were trying to replace Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler. GM John Elway reportedly met with Kap in person, but compensation couldn't be worked out as Kap was unwilling to take a pay cut. Elway settled for Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch in the first round. The Kaepernick-to-Denver ship remains docked.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 10 - 11:28 AM

New 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said he plans to meet with Colin Kaepernick, and "watch a lot on tape over these next few weeks."

New GM John Lynch said Kap "reached out" to him and Shanahan. The sides are widely expected to divorce, with Kap opting out of his contract by March 2. Shanahan might have surmised he could "save" Kap this time last year, but Kap put another season of dreadful play on film in 2016.
Feb 9 - 4:46 PM

Colin Kaepernick can't opt out of his contract until March 2.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen, Kaepernick is still expected to do so when he's able, and the official opt-out period for Kap is March 2-7. The hirings of new GM John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan aren't expected to sway that decision. The Jets have been mentioned as a potential landing spot for Kaepernick, but there should be plenty of other options.
Feb 3 - 10:24 AM

NJ Advance Media's Darryl Slater believes the Jets could show interest in Colin Kaepernick if he's released by the 49ers.

This comes on the heels of the Jets finally landing an offensive coordinator in former Saints WRs coach John Morton. Before landing in New Orleans, Morton was the 49ers' WRs coach from 2011-14, spending four years in San Francisco with Kaepernick. That connection could lead to interest from the Jets.
Jan 30 - 11:13 AM

Colin Kaepernick completed 17-of-22 passes for 215 yards and a touchdown in the 49ers' Week 17 loss to Seattle.

He added five runs for 16 yards. As was typically the case with Kaepernick under center this season, the 49ers got off to a piping-hot start before doing almost nothing in the second half offensively. Kaepernick is expected to be released in the offseason, although that decision will be made by a regime other than the one currently in place in San Francisco, as GM Trent Baalke has been fired. Kaepernick's future is as clear as mud.
Jan 1 - 7:41 PM

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30Joe Licata
31Jerry Lovelocke
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