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Kaepernick continues to clog other quarterback moves, including Griffin

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Last week, Brock Osweiler was the domino that needed to drop before the rest of the quarterback market could be figured out. This week, the next domino to fall continues to be Colin Kaepernick.

Per a league source, players like Robert Griffin III won’t be in a position to know what’s next for them until the Kaepernick situation is resolved. With Kaepernick in play both in Cleveland and Denver, Griffin’s opportunities won’t crystallize until Kaepernick is cleared off the San Francisco roster.

In the interim, he visited the Jets in what best can be characterized as a meeting of convenience, with the Jets kicking tires on a fallback position and Griffin getting his name in circulation and creating the impression of the existence of a demand for his services.

Griffin originally was interested in the Broncos, 49ers, and Rams. The Rams haven’t reciprocated, but the Broncos or 49ers still may.

Denver continues to be a potential hard sell, given that coach Gary Kubiak’s mentor, Mike Shanahan, may be ready to share a harsh assessment of his time in D.C. with Griffin. If Shanahan hasn’t already done just that.

The 49ers could make the most sense for Griffin. But first the 49ers need to officially do what they seem to be intent on doing: Move on from Colin Kaepernick.

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37 Responses to “Kaepernick continues to clog other quarterback moves, including Griffin”
  1. iamkillerfin says: Mar 14, 2016 3:23 PM

    Hang ’em up RGIII!!! YOU’RE A BUST!!!

  2. jonathankrobinson424 says: Mar 14, 2016 3:23 PM

    ….Both QB’s are one in the same……can’t read defenses and run out of the pocket WAY to quickly. They both are very average QB’s.

  3. greg3117 says: Mar 14, 2016 3:28 PM

    Griffin originally was interested in the Broncos, 49ers, and Rams. The Rams haven’t reciprocated, but the Broncos or 49ers still may.
    *****************************************

    Clearly they weren’t interested in him.

  4. Kingmj4891 says: Mar 14, 2016 3:28 PM

    Kaepernick is out of the league in three years so I don’t get this hold up.

  5. bradygirl12 says: Mar 14, 2016 3:29 PM

    Waiting on 2 guys that have already proven to be busts. What does that say for the upcoming season? It’s going to take a lot to fix these 2,if it can be done at all.

  6. steelerben says: Mar 14, 2016 3:39 PM

    When Mark Sanchez warrants a draft pick (even a seventh rounder) and you aren’t getting a call to work out, things don’t look good.

  7. coltzfan166 says: Mar 14, 2016 3:42 PM

    Don’t you think John Elway has gotten Mike Shanahan’s input on RG3? Not happening

  8. theghostofottograham says: Mar 14, 2016 3:46 PM

    The problem with Kap is that he thinks he can be a starter for years to come, nobody else does…!!!

  9. blakeden says: Mar 14, 2016 3:49 PM

    Baalke (SF-GM) is the hold-up he is under the microscope this year and is afraid to do anything dumber than the last thing he did….

  10. lampshadedog says: Mar 14, 2016 3:50 PM

    @bradygirl 12 – How is a 2nd round pick that’s gone deep in the playoffs for a couple of years considered a “bust”?

  11. fordmandalay says: Mar 14, 2016 3:57 PM

    No doubt that bitter, senile old failure Shanarat wouldn’t miss a chance to be petty and vindictive.

  12. eagles1960 says: Mar 14, 2016 3:58 PM

    He stinks.

  13. Seprix says: Mar 14, 2016 4:00 PM

    If everyone knows that RGIII was just going to the Jets to make it look like he’s in demand, how is that actually going to increase demand?

  14. fumblenuts says: Mar 14, 2016 4:00 PM

    After April 1st things will clear up for Kap…….

  15. eagleswin says: Mar 14, 2016 4:02 PM

    I wonder how the RGIII brand is doing. He spent more time working on his marketing and brand recognition than on the QB position.

  16. steelerben says: Mar 14, 2016 4:02 PM

    lampshadedog says:
    Mar 14, 2016 3:50 PM
    @bradygirl 12 – How is a 2nd round pick that’s gone deep in the playoffs for a couple of years considered a “bust”?

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    In 2012 Washington was 10-6 and made it into the playoffs and lost in the wild card round. In 2013 Washington was 3-13. In 2014 Washington was 4-12, and Griffin was benched nine games in. In 2015 Griffin did not start a single game and was inactive as a third QB for the majority of them.

    How is that “deep in the playoffs for a couple of years”?

  17. GrantRodgers says: Mar 14, 2016 4:03 PM

    jonathankrobinson424 says:

    ….Both QB’s are one in the same……can’t read defenses and run out of the pocket WAY to quickly. They both are very average QB’s.

    ———————–
    Except one took his team to two straight championships and was on the brink of winning a super bowl. By your logic, if that’s average, then more than half the QBs in this league have done more.

  18. bassplucker says: Mar 14, 2016 4:06 PM

    Dumping Kaep to sign RGIII is an upgrade? I’m really not sure about that. Just trading one set of problems for another with the added bonus of fragility. But JMO.

  19. mogogo1 says: Mar 14, 2016 4:08 PM

    It’s not just Kaep clogging things up. It’s also Fitzpatrick. RG3 is behind both of them. When they both are accounted for then somebody will finally settle for RG3. It’s musical chairs with him being the last one with gum on the seat.

  20. justintuckrule says: Mar 14, 2016 4:11 PM

    why would SF move one qb just so they can sign the same one without the tattoos?

  21. tatatoothy68 says: Mar 14, 2016 4:17 PM

    Uh has the whole world forgotten how bad Kaepernick was last year? The last two years? This guy is a one trick poney. Its amazing how deluded NFL coaching staffs truly are….

  22. saddolfinfan says: Mar 14, 2016 4:21 PM

    steelerben I’m pretty sure lampshadedog is referring to kapernick who was a 2nd round pick. Can’t be a bust when you’re one play away from winning a Super Bowl

  23. figure8v8racer says: Mar 14, 2016 5:26 PM

    The only difference between these two Turds is
    RGIII studies game films but doesn’t understand the different Defenses Kaepernick is to busy Listening to his Ghetto Rap to comprehend the oposing teams Defense schemes.

  24. richabbs says: Mar 14, 2016 5:56 PM

    Griffin won’t be going to then 49ers. He is a terrible decision maker and decsion making is more important than mobility in Kelly’s system. The 49ers will select Jared Goff with the #7 pick and start Gabbert until Goff is ready.

  25. fasteddie2086 says: Mar 14, 2016 6:06 PM

    Can we please get these two QBs out of the news and the league. They set their teams back

  26. elevandoo says: Mar 14, 2016 6:23 PM

    Broncos should just go with sanchez. He throws a good spiral like uncle rico.

  27. bensstinkyfingers says: Mar 14, 2016 6:42 PM

    He’ll be hanging out in front of a 7-11 with Johnny Goofball eating Snickers, and 6″ subs from Subway.

  28. rogerdw66 says: Mar 14, 2016 6:53 PM

    I will be very surprised if Kaep is not a Bronco this year. I think the only question is can they get him for a third rounder. AND, I predict he will have a much better year than the Brockweiller.

  29. brucewayne3561 says: Mar 14, 2016 7:09 PM

    Fitzpatrick is the smartest & hardest working & best QB option on the market! I really think he could win in Denver. He really reminds me of a lesser version of Peyton Manning!

  30. vicvinegar00 says: Mar 14, 2016 8:17 PM

    Bob just needs a new logo to turn his fortunes round. The last one looked like a baseball diamond.

  31. redskins0228 says: Mar 14, 2016 8:56 PM

    Shanahan may be the only one that knew how to use RG3. He had the best rookie season in the history of the NFL. He may be the only one to say good things about RG3. Snyder convinced RG3 and RG2 that he was Aaron Rodgers and did not need to use the 2012 offense. Denver needs to talk to Shanahan they might be surprised.

  32. BringBackTheFlex says: Mar 14, 2016 9:04 PM

    GMs keep picking these guys to play QB that look great on highlight reels but can’t make it to their third read. Just stop already. Running QBs do not win SBs.

  33. laserw says: Mar 14, 2016 10:40 PM

    Take all the time you need, Kap.

    The Great Gimmick needs to be put on ice for as long as he can. He’s worthless and he needs the Karma payback of being chosen last.

    He’s always been given everything.

    It is time he learns how the real world plays.

  34. xilikemenx says: Mar 15, 2016 12:14 AM

    Are the Clowns still paying Manziel or was he released due to conduct detrimental to the team?

  35. gomybirdsgo says: Mar 15, 2016 3:16 AM

    BringBackTheFlex says:
    Mar 14, 2016 9:04 PM
    GMs keep picking these guys to play QB that look great on highlight reels but can’t make it to their third read. Just stop already. Running QBs do not win SBs.

    Russel wilson
    Steve Young
    John Elway
    Rodgers

    All 4 of these guys can run with Young and Wilson being legit running QB’s …. So Running qb’s do win superbowls… not to mention Cam Newton, D.McNabb, Kap, McNair all got to the superbowl and 3 out of those could have won if one thing went different… But i guess if you say something over and over it becomes true

  36. moseszd says: Mar 15, 2016 8:47 AM

    lampshadedog says:
    Mar 14, 2016 3:50 PM
    @bradygirl 12 – How is a 2nd round pick that’s gone deep in the playoffs for a couple of years considered a “bust”?

    So did the scrubs out of the NFL who played on special teams. But’s let’s review:

    1. His best season from the pocket — 80.3 QB rating. His only saving grace as a passer has been a very high 110+ 2012/2013 QB running around during street-ball time. Something he really can’t do anymore. This is how he was in college, too.

    There is NO GROWTH in his game in 9 years.

    2. During this time the 49ers had one of the worst passing games in the NFL and the team was carried by a dominant (Top-5) rushing attack and dominant (Top-2) defense. To put it in perspective:

    2012 — 3298 yards (less than 2015)
    2013 — 2979 yards (no more Alex Smith to get you yards)
    2014 — 3063 yards (like 2012 & 2013 it’s bad. Real bad.)

    2015 — 3316 yards. More yards than any time during his tenure as a starter. The big difference in the team was the fact there was NO RUSHING ATTACK AND THE DEFENSE (18th) WASN’T CARRYING HIM ANYMORE.

    Now, things are bit more complex. But to assert he ‘carried’ the team is just laughable. He was CARRIED by the running game and defense. And when the defense turned average (mid-2014) and the running game struggled, he had no answer but to FALL TO PIECES with a 78 QB rating over his last 16-games while leading the 49ers to a 5-11, or maybe 6-10) record during that time.

  37. lampshadedog says: Mar 16, 2016 11:20 AM

    moseszd, you’re going way overboard with this. I’m was questioning the “bust” point that people throw around way too loosely. A “bust” is an early pick in the draft that didn’t pan out. Kap was a 2nd round pick. He led his team in a couple of good playoff games. He does not fit into that category.

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