The Denver Broncos are reportedly interested in trading for Colin Kaepernick, but only if the 49ers quarterback accepts a pay cut, reports Mike Klis of KUSA.
Kaepernick’s $11.9 million salary became fully guaranteed on Thursday afternoon, meaning the 49ers can no longer release their five-year signal caller. However, the Broncos are still interested in acquiring the quarterback, assuming he is willing to accept a lower contract of $7 million for the 2016 season, reports Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole.
On Wednesday, the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the 49ers do not plan on trading Kaepernick unless they are presented with an offer that blows them away. New head coach Chip Kelly has said he would love to have Kaepernick on the team and that he is a big fan of him.
Kaepernick has been with the 49ers since they selected him in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft. He played in only nine games in ’15 due to a shoulder injury that landed him on injured reserve, and threw for 1,615 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions with a 2–6 record.
In five years in San Francisco, Kaepernick has thrown for 10,030 yards with 56 touchdowns and 26 interceptions.