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Broncos Won’t Trade For 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick After Drafting Paxton Lynch

Broncos GM John Elway tells Mike Klis of 9News that trade for 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is no longer an option for them after they traded up to select Memphis QB Paxton Lynch at No. 26 overall.

Klis reported earlier in the week that there had been “zero talks” between the 49ers and Broncos regarding a trade involving Kaepernick, despite 49ers GM Trent Baalke‘s saying that he isn’t ruling out the team trading their quarterback.

It now appears as though Kaepernick and the 49ers will have to work to mend any concerns that they had about one another, which led to Kaepernick requesting a trade in the first place.

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.

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.