San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who was benched during the 2015 season in favor of QB Blaine Gabbert, has met with Denver Broncos general manager John Elway twice this offseason. Kaepernick’s 2016 salary became guaranteed on Thursday, which makes the possibility of his release very unlikely. If the Broncos want him, they’ll need to trade for him.
One report states that the Broncos are willing to pay $7 million of Kaepernick’s $11.9 million salary, but the Niners haven’t agreed to pay out the remaining $4.9 million. Expect Elway to stay patient, as he’s been with this situation throughout the offseason. His patience to acquire Kaepernick looks like it’ll pay off. Kaepernick’s demand has decreased due to the Cleveland Browns’ signing of QB Robert Griffin III.
The deal looks like it is very close to being official, but both parties have to work out Kaepernick’s contract situation.