Mike Klis of 9News reports that the Broncos did not discuss a contract with free agent QB Brian Hoyer during his recent visit, and instead plan to wait and see what transpires with Colin Kaepernick and the draft.
In the event that the Broncos don’t trade for Kaepernick or come away from the draft with a quarterback, Klis mentions Hoyer would then be an option for Denver.
Last night, Klis reported that the 49ers haven’t spoken to the Broncos about a trade involving Kaepernick for the past two weeks. However, Klis didn’t completely rule out the possibility of a trade getting done, especially if the 49ers are able to come away from the draft with a quarterback.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter recently mentioned during an interview with 104.3 The Fan in Denver that the 49ers and Kaepernick appear to be headed towards a divorce.
“I had people calling me yesterday that the Browns and Eagles would get the deal done,” said Schefter. “Of course, the deal came together and got done.
“The same people that were telling me that, three of them, told me that San Fransisco and Kapernick are going to have to end in a divorce. Most people believe that is a difficult relationship to have to continue. They’re going to have to move him and if they have to move him, there is only one logical landing spot.”
Denver was reportedly asking Kaepernick to accept a pay cut of around $4 million, which is a lot considering that his salary is currently guaranteed. There also hasn’t been very much regarding a potential trade with the 49ers in recent days.
Kaepernick, 28, is in the third year of his seven-year, $126.97 million contract that included $61 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $13.9 million for the 2016 season.
While those numbers are impressive on their own, the contract is essentially a pay-as-you-go agreement that includes ways for San Francisco to walk away with limited repercussions, as long as Kaepernick is healthy.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading Kaepernick would free up $8,493,493 in available cap space and create $7,397,260 in dead money.
In 2015, Kaepernick threw for 1,615 yards while completing 59.3 percent of his passes to go along with six touchdowns and five interceptions over the course of eight games. He also added 228 yards rushing and a touchdown.
We’ll have more regarding a potential Kaepernick trade as the news is available.