- Schefter adds that the Browns and 49ers are continuing to discuss a potential trade.
Last we heard, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that trade talks involving Kaepernick were in a “holding pattern” right now, but were expected to pick up today.
Indications have been that the Broncos are the team to beat for Kaepernick now that they’re without a quarterback on their roster.
However, it appears as though Kaepernick’s interest in the Browns could make it difficult on the Broncos to get a deal done.
Kaepernick, 28, is entering 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.
The April 1 first is especially important in regards to Kaepernick, as his base salary becomes guaranteed for the 2016 season at that point.
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 Kaepernick as the news is available.