#2- Broncos pursuit of Colin Kaepernick. It’s the saga that will never end. With the ongoing stalemate between the Broncos and 49ers regarding QB Colin Kaepernick, today’s trade adds another layer to the complexity of making this deal come to fruition. Before today, it was widely expected that the Browns and 49ers would draft the top two QB’s at #2 and #7, respectively. Now with the Rams making a bold move, it all but secures the notion that both Wentz/Goff will be off the board by the time the 49ers make their selection.
Could they move up to get one of them? Certainly. One problem they have is that they’ve yet to unload
Kaepernick. With his salary guaranteed and already attending 49ers off-season workouts, it’s easy to think that the 49ers/Kaepernick may just be willing to put up with each other for another year knowing that they have to pay his salary and quite frankly, they may not have a better option moving forward.
As for the Broncos, they remain interested but patient in their pursuit of Kaepernick. They drew a line in the sand with what they will pay him and despite the interest, the Broncos have made it clear he would be brought in to COMPETE for the job, not have it handed to him
With all of that in mind, you have to wonder, is the grass really greener on the other side? Instead of going to a new team on possibly a reduced contract to compete for a starting job, why not just stay where you are, keep your full salary and probably lead the 49ers for at least one more year with little competition?
Who knows how this saga will end, but if anything, I think this trade could reach a dead end now that the 49ers may not be able to get the top QB prospect that they want.
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