Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon said 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick should take a pay cut to allow a trade to the Denver Broncos to go through, according toTheDenver Post.
Moon cited the differences in the offensive systems run by San Francisco and Denver in his comments, saying that he feels the Broncos use an offense that Kaepernick could excel in.
“I just think that offense is more tailor-made for him,” Moon said. “He doesn’t have to be as effective of a passer in that offense. It would probably be like a 48-52 ratio in passing and running, because that’s what Gary Kubiak wants to do. He wants to run the football a little bit more and be more of a play-action-type of passing game and get him out on the corner. He can also add the read-option as part of his arsenal.”
The Broncos and 49ers have neared a deal that would have shipped Kaepernick away from San Francisco, but the trade has stalled as Kaepernick has refused to reduce his salary to a point that works with Denver’s salary cap.
Moon said he believes that Kaepernick should work with the Broncos to restructure his contract, saying that he can make up the money in the future.
“I think it’s a perfect situation for Colin and he gets to be around John Elway, he gets to be around Gary Kubiak, who was a quarterback, so you’ll have good mentorship around you,” Moon said. “In San Francisco, he was around defensive-oriented coaches, like Jim Tomsula. When Jim Harbaugh, an offensive-minded guy, was there, that’s when he had his best year. I just hope his ego doesn’t get in the way, because they’re asking him to take a pay cut. He can make that money back.”