Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes that the question for the 49ers next year is whether they’ll keep QB Colin Kaepernick beyond April 1, at which point his $11.9 million base salary becomes fully guaranteed.
San Francisco would face a similar decision on April 1 of 2017, assuming Kaepernick is still with the team at that point in time.
Another consideration for the 49ers is the fact that owe Kaepernick $31.6 million in salary, which is guaranteed for injury only. He would only get this money if he sustained a career-ending injury, but this could lead to the team benching Kaepernick rather than take a chance he gets hurt.
“We absolutely have no idea from a players’ standpoint but we know he’s working hard,” Jennings said. “We know he’s gonna go out and have a lot of frustration that he wants to release so we got somewhere for him to do it.”
- Pro Football Talk mentions that with the Cowboys 0-3 since Brandon Weeden took over as their starting quarterback, it would not be surprising to see Dallas make a quarterback change during their upcoming bye week.
- The Cowboys traded for Matt Cassel, who has already supplanted Kellen Moore as the backup quarterback, so he would likely be their guy if changes are made.
- According to Mike Reiss of ESPN, Patriots WR Brandon LaFell‘s (foot, PUP) recovery remains “on schedule” and he was able to work out before today’s game.
- Joel Corry of CBS Sports points out that Marshawn Lynch‘s agent, Doug Hendrickson, made a smart move by eliminating Lynch’s per-game active roster bonuses during negotiations.
- According to Corry, had the roster bonuses remained in his contract, he would have lost $250,000 this season.