It’s beginning to appear like “when” not “if” the 49ers will trade Colin Kaepernick. The Denver Broncos are very interested, but they’d like Kap to take a pay cut.
That’s probably a tough pill to swallow for a guy who signed for big money not that long ago and who was touted as a franchise savior.
What’s interesting is the fact that you’d think Colin Kaepernick is the type of quarterback that would thrive in a Chip Kelly system. But clearly 49ers brass aren’t allowing him to run the show like he did in Philly.
The Broncos are offering Kaepernick an annual salary of $7 million for the 2016 season and the 2017 season, a source close to the situation told CSNBayArea.com on Tuesday. Denver’s offer of $7 million for the 2016 season was previously reported.
Agreeing to Denver’s offer would cost the 28-year-old quarterback $12.4 million in base salary, and potentially as much as $16.2 million, over the next two years. His current contract with the 49ers pays a base salary of $11.9 million for the 2016 season and $14.5 million in 2017.
H/T: CSN Bay Area