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Colin Kaepernick | Quarterback | #7

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 230
College: Nevada
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (36) / SF
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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

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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

Colin Kaepernick completed 28-of-38 passes for 266 yards with two touchdowns and one interception while adding six carries for 15 yards and a touchdown Saturday in the 49ers' Week 16 win over the Rams.

He was sacked four times for a loss of 13 yards. Kaepernick’s late-game heroics helped erase a 13-game losing streak for the Niners, who are 2-0 against the Rams this year and winless against everyone else. Kap got off to a rough start by hurling a pathetic interception during the first quarter. He badly overthrew Garrett Celek on the play. Kaepernick’s struggles continued well into the second half before the light bulb finally turned on in the fourth quarter. He pulled the Niners to within a touchdown on a sensational 13-yard run and followed that up with a 10-yard touchdown strike to Rod Streater. Chip Kelly rolled the dice by going for two and Kaepernick rewarded him by punching in a two-yard score. Sunday marked Kaepernick’s first win as a starting quarterback since Week 6 of last season. He’ll try for two in a row next week against Seattle.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 08:31:00 PM

Colin Kaepernick completed 20-of-33 passes for 183 yards with two touchdowns and rushed three times for 21 yards Sunday in the 49ers' Week 15 loss to the Falcons.

He was sacked twice for a loss of 18 yards. The Niners’ losing streak is at 13 and since they don’t have any upcoming games against Cleveland, it wouldn’t be a surprise if that stretches to 15 by the end of the year. Kaepernick did his usual amount of scrambling on Sunday, but didn’t make much happen aside from a pair of first-half touchdown passes. He shut down after halftime, completing just five-of-12 passes for 40 yards after the break. There’s simply no one for Kap to throw to in San Francisco. Kaepernick is probably a goner after this season, so this next two-game stretch will likely be his last with the 49ers. He’ll head to Los Angeles to face the Rams in Week 16. Hopefully you’ll be too busy with family obligations on Christmas Eve to watch that mess of a football game.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 08:43:00 PM

Colin Kaepernick (neck) is no longer listed on the 49ers' injury report for Week 15.

Kaepernick had been listed with a neck injury but it didn't cost him any practice time this week. He'll be a full-go Sunday against the Falcons. Kap has settled in as a low-upside QB2 in fantasy.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 02:19:00 PM

Colin Kaepernick was added to the 49ers' injury report with a neck issue on Thursday, but practiced in full.

It shouldn't affect Kap's Week 15 availability. Benched two weeks ago and kept in an absurd shell last Sunday, Kap has too much downside to trust as anything other than a desperation QB2.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 03:29:00 PM

Colin Kaepernick completed 15-of-26 passes for 133 yards and a touchdown and rushed three times for 23 yards in the 49ers' Week 14 loss to the Jets.

Kaepernick came out white hot by engineering two quick touchdown drives, but the life was seemingly sucked out of the 49ers' offense after two early missed field goals by Phil Dawson. By the end of the game and into overtime, the 49ers designed no pass plays to challenge the Jets downfield and largely called runs and short pass plays to running backs that didn't have much of a chance of picking up first downs. It's fair to question the 49ers' desire to win games after they melted down in both Week 13 against the Bears and Week 14 against the Jets, the latter of which San Francisco flat-out dominated before going into a shell in the second half.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 07:52:00 PM

Colin Kaepernick will be the 49ers' Week 14 starter at quarterback.

The 49ers benched Kaepernick in the midst of a ludicrously bad Week 13 performance in the snow, but are wisely giving him another shot against the Jets. Kap's play had been on an upward trajectory before last week's catastrophic setback, and though it can sound like damning with faint praise, Kap has been a clear improvement on Blaine Gabbert. Regardless, the fantasy calculus has changed. Kap should now be considered at risk of in-game benchings, rendering him a risk/reward QB2 instead of the low-end QB1 he had been performing as.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 01:21:00 PM

Colin Kaepernick was benched in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to Chicago.

Kaepernick had just five attempts before getting taken out for Blaine Gabbert. He didn't complete his only pass until late in the second quarter. The 49ers didn't show any confidence in Kaepernick with bad conditions at Soldier Field. It's a huge step back after Kaepernick had a 5:1 TD/INT ratio over his last two games. Coach Chip Kelly said after the game there had not been "any discussions about" who will start moving forward.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 04:52:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Colin Kaepernick will void his contract after the season to become a free agent.

Rapoport added voiding the deal would not "rule out a return" to the 49ers next season. Kaepernick is set to make $14.5 million in base salary if he sticks around in San Francisco next season, and even after a strong finish, it is unlikely he would get much more than the $7.5 million per year Robert Griffin III landed from the Browns on the open market. Perhaps he is so ready to get away from the 49ers he will take his chances, but this is more likely a negotiating ploy.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 08:28:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Colin Kaepernick
RB1Carlos Hyde
2DuJuan Harris
3Mike Davis
4Raheem Mostert
GLB1Carlos Hyde
2DuJuan Harris
3RB1Carlos Hyde
2DuJuan Harris
WR11Torrey Smith
2DeAndre Smelter
3Eric Rogers
4Rashad Ross
WR21Chris Harper
2Aaron Burbridge
3Bruce Ellington
WR31Aaron Burbridge
TE1Vance McDonald
2Garrett Celek
3Blake Bell
4Je'Ron Hamm
LT1Joe Staley
2John Theus
LG1Zane Beadles
2Norman Price
C1Daniel Kilgore
2Marcus Martin
RG1Josh Garnett
2Alex Balducci
RT1Trent Brown
K1Nick Rose