The Broncos might consider 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick their “chief target,” but they’re apparently not the only ones thinking that way.
According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the Jets and Browns are also interested in trading for Kaepernick, but the 49ers haven’t heard enough offered their way to be interested in making the deal at the moment.
Having three suitors will naturally drive up the price, and help set the market and the agenda for the next two months.
The Jets’ interest may help explain their foot-dragging on the Ryan Fitzpatrick negotiations, and lend credence to previous reports that they were Kaepernick’s preferred destination.
And if the Browns are still expected to use the second pick in the draft on one, having veteran Josh McCown sitting there as a mentor might keep them from coughing up too much for Kaepernick.
Either way, having multiple teams involved at the moment should help speed the process along, as well as lead to a better return for the 49ers if they decided to move Kaepernick.