Sorry, Denver fans, we aren’t there just yet. The Denver Broncos and general manager John Elway have been pushing to get Colin Kaepernick to town after it was known that the San Francisco 49ers were open to trading him.
Actually, after Peyton Manning retired and Brock Osweiler chose to leave town to sign with the Houston Texans, Elway has basically been scrambling to find quarterbacks, including a trade for Mark Sanchez. So, could Elway’s next move be a deal for Kaepernick? Apparently, a deal is actually already in place, but it won’t happen unless Kaepernick agrees to take a huge pay cut.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Broncos would send a mid-round draft pick to the 49ers for Kaepernick, only IF a contract restructure happens.
Should Denver and Colin Kaepernick agree to a restructured contract, Broncos then expected to trade mid-round pick to SF to complete deal.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 2, 2016
Well, at the very least it seems like the two sides are there, but now Kaepernick awkwardly sits in the middle. Will he take a pay cut in order to go to Denver and likely be their starting quarterback? Or on the flip side, will he tell them that’s a big no-go, and remain with the 49ers and hold onto that massive paycheck?
I’ve had no issue admitting that I wouldn’t be shocked to see Kaepernick stay where he’s at. To top it all off, it seems as though there’s a chance that he could potentially start for the 49ers in 2016 (maybe). This story will probably be ongoing for the next few weeks, or even until after the 2016 NFL Draft.