49ers Will Meet With QB Colin Kaepernick’s Reps At Combine

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, citing league sources, reports that the 49ers will meet with QB Colin Kaepernick‘s and his representatives at the Scouting Combine this week in Indianapolis.

According to Barrows, it’s unclear what the two parties will discuss, but it’s likely the 49ers will wan to know whether he wants to back with the team.

On April 1, Kaepernick’s base salary becomes guaranteed, which is still plenty of time to figure out their plans are at quarterback.

Recent reports have said that Kaepernick would like to move on, and he may have interest in playing for the Jets.

While the 49ers could eventually field offers for him, Barrows mentions that the lack of trade speculation and reports is likely an indication that they’ve yet to speak with anyone about a potential deal.

Barrows adds that the 48ers are also expected to meet with the agents for free agents WR Anquan Boldin, G Alex Boone and NT Ian Williams.

Kaepernick, 28, will be 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.

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’s future with the 49ers as the news is available.

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  1. QB7 is no better than pulverized concrete to his locker room teammates. Unfortunately Harbaugh’s grand Frankenstein experiment was an abysmally dud and an organizational setback. Aside from lack of NFL QB skills, QB7 has no integrity or leadership ability.

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