- According to Rapoport, the two sides are expected to keep talking in the coming months, but it appears as though negotiations an amicable.
- Ian Rapoport confirms that San Francisco did meet with reps for QB Colin Kaepernick met last night to begin preliminary contract negotiations.
The team has mentioned that a new contract for Kaepernick was among their top offseason priorities, so it makes sense to get talks started and see where things stand at this point in time. San Francisco is also trying to re-sign WR Anquan Boldin as well, but it probably helps to have idea of what it would take to a long-term agreement in place with Kaepernick before committing to anything.
Kaepernick has mentioned that it will be important for the two sides to find a balance that will allow them address other players like WR Michael Crabtree and OLB Aldon Smith who will be entering the year of their rookie contracts.
Kaepernick, 26, is also in the final year of his rookie contract and will make $1.073 million for the 2014 season. There is still a good chance that Kaepernick could secure a top-10 ten this offseason, even if he’s willing to give the 49ers some additional room to address other positions. However, it’s never easy to fit that kind of salary into your cap.