San Francisco coach Chip Kelly says he isn’t sure whether Colin Kaepernick is going to be his quarterback this season.
Kelly said at the league meeting this morning that he and Kaepernick haven’t talked football, and he’s going to leave it to General Manager Trent Baalke and Kaepernick’s agent to work out whether the 49ers will trade him or keep him.
“When I talked to him last week, I think it was Tuesday, he said he was doing well,” Kelly said. “You really can’t talk about anything from a football standpoint. . . . His agents are handling everything for him, personnel is handling everything for us.”
If the 49ers still have Kaepernick on their roster on April 1, they’re on the hook for his $11.9 million guaranteed base salary, as well as his $1.125 million roster bonus and his $400,000 workout bonus. So they’re going to have to decide within the next eight days whether they want Kaepernick to be their quarterback or not.
But right now, the 49ers are saying they don’t know. They’ll continue talking about a trade, but whether a deal gets done is anyone’s guess.