According to multiple reports, the San Francisco 49ers will not cut Colin Kaepernick and will need to be ‘blown away’ in a trade offer…
If you were clinging onto the hope that Colin Kaepernick would be coming to the Denver Broncos, you might need to let it die…
It looks like the Denver Broncos will move on to the NFL Draft for their new quarterback, unless of course the price on Ryan Fitzpatrick comes down from his reported $15 million asking price.
Mike Klis of 9News in Denver also reported on the QB situation on Monday, making it seem like the Broncos are not overly thrilled about Colin Kaepernick’s guaranteed money beyond this season.
It’s not really John Elway’s MO to overpay, and even if you consider that Kaepernick’s cap hit in 2016 is far less than that of Brock Osweiler, Sam Bradford, or even the great Kirk Cousins (you like that?) I don’t think he could stomach paying Kaepernick the money he’s owed in addition to giving up a 2nd or 3rd round draft pick.
Despite the fact that the Broncos have two third rounders.
Klis also suggested that the Broncos won’t panic into taking a QB in the first round, and that’s the smart move. The top three guys will likely be off the board by the time Denver selects, which has prompted many to mock Connor Cook in the Broncos’ slot at pick 31.
I don’t expect John Elway to blow Trent Baalke away with a trade offer, especially since the 49ers currently have the most cap space in the NFL and have no guarantees of getting one of the top two QBs in the draft at pick 7 overall. They’d just as soon keep Kaepernick and try and work with him, despite the fact that he’s asked out of town.
It might be time for the Broncos to move on from their Kaepernick plan, if they haven’t already done so.