Broncos reportedly still want Kaepernick

AP

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s $11.9 million base salary for 2016 officially is guaranteed. Unofficially, the Broncos remain interested in trading for him.

Mike Klis of 9News.com reports that the defending Super Bowl champions have an ongoing interest in Kaepernick. Per Klis, G.M. John Elway knew that the 49ers wouldn’t be cutting Kaepernick before the salary guaranteed vested as of 4:00 p.m. ET on Thursday. (Elway also possibly realized that Kaepernick couldn’t be cut before the April 1 trigger because he apparently isn’t healthy.)

The Broncos would want Kaepernick to reduce his compensation package to facilitate a trade. Failing that, Denver would look for the 49ers to pay some of the salary.

Much of the final outcome depends on whether Kaepernick changes his mind about playing in San Francisco, and whether the 49ers truly want him around. Unless both sides embrace the possibility of making the most out of Kaepernick’s talents with coach Chip Kelly running the team, a divorce seems inevitable; the only questions are when it would happen, how much another team would give up to get him, and how Kaepernick’s contract would be adjusted.

64 responses to “Broncos reportedly still want Kaepernick

  1. Broncos don’t really need a qb. Their only competition, the patriots which Goodell allows to cheat, they whooped them twice. Once with a back-up qb. They’ll be ok.

  2. I have no idea how this is going to play out. The Niners are so unpredictable & Chip Kelly is so unpredictable. Who knows where anyone in that organization stands on Kap, and vice versa. But I hope it happens. Kap starting w/butt fumble behind him isn’t too bad.

  3. Is that the mind blowing offer SF was looking for? Having to pay part of Kaepernick’s contract off? It is funny that SF (and some fans who don’t know football) think Kaepernick is worth a lot even though he can’t make the starting roster.

  4. So they are digging through the dumpster bin and can’t decide which food remnants look most pallitable.

    Nice offseason Super Bowl champs!

  5. Elway gambled and lost. Thinking Kaep was going to be released.

    The 9ERS knew the whole time that Denver wanted Kaep and Baalke wasn’t just going to release him for nothing and not get any compensation.

    Denver wants to trade Ryan Clady. 9ERS want to trade Kaep. 9ERS need help on the O-Line. Trade Kaep for Clady and a 5th or 6th round pick and get it over with already.

  6. He isn’t going to reduce his contract for anybody. The 49ers aren’t going to give him away either. It looks like Connor Cook, Cardale Jones or Christian Hackenberg being groomed behind Sanchize. I wouldn’t be happy if I were Von Miller or Demaryius Thomas.

  7. So they don’t want to start a back QB. Who knew?
    What I wonder is all the dragging of the feet, if they knew the cut wasn’t coming. Because someone will lose out as all the QB dominoes fall.

  8. So they don’t want to start a backup QB. Who knew?
    What I wonder is all the dragging of the feet, if they knew the cut wasn’t coming. Because someone will lose out as all the QB dominoes fall.

  9. John Elway is sitting there with three Aces in his hand and nobody even knows about it. He already has a blue chip QB on his roster. Get used to the name Trevor Siemian. It’s a hard name to spell but you’ll have it memorized before the end of next year. He’s the smartest QB you’ll ever see.

  10. I imagine that Ryan Fitzpatrick is the first choice for both the Broncos and the Jets. Possibly the Rams as well. Don’t overlook Fitz in the equation. I think he fits the Bronco’s needs perfectly and that they would be willing to pay him a lot more than Kaepernick in the short term.

  11. jchipwood says:
    Mar 31, 2016 8:28 PM
    Broncos don’t really need a qb. Their only competition, the patriots which Goodell allows to cheat, they whooped them twice. Once with a back-up qb. They’ll be ok.

    ————
    Then maybe they should trade for Tannehill…..he is and adaquate backup QB…..

  12. I think Kaep would be a great fit for the Broncos – the Kubiak offense is pretty QB friendly with route concepts that basically halves the field for the QB in terms of reads and it’s always pretty much deep / checkdown, which is also what also makes the Kubiak offense extremely predictable.

    But for a QB who is a questionable fit for the Chip Kelly offense, as it requires a QB to read the D, make decisions at the line and in a hurry-up too – in other words, it requires a QB with more than a 2 cent brain.

    The Kubiak offense would maximize Kaep’s athletic talents by giving him plays that get him out of the pocket eg bootlegs and misdirection plays and minimize his independent decision making. Kaep was good when he was hand-held by Harbaugh and Kubiak is an extremely script-heavy play-caller it’s a perfect match

  13. If a QB is not worth $11.9 million per year to you, then why would you even want him? That”ll be borderline back-up QB money in about 2 years!

  14. The 9’ers have something in mind as to what they want in return. Once the Broncos agree to meet their demands, Kap will be traded. San Francisco is not going to let him go for nothing. Otherwise the Broncos will be starting next season with Mark Sanchez as their starter.

  15. Not much of a Kap fan, but could be interesting with Denver’s D so not as much pressure on him. Not to mention Kubiak was able to coax a few years worth of decent play out of some not so decent qb’s.

  16. If I were Kap wait it out you are guarenteed 12 mill. Let the teams fight it out and sit like RG3 did and collect and then next year you can go where you want. Don’t joe for either team. I thin he stays and it’s an open competition and something tells me he does better then Bradford did in Philly with this offense. He has done it before he just has to have some players around him like when harbough was there. They don’t have much due to everyone leaving or going somewhere else.

  17. Kap and Elway could strap on the old feedbag with some of John’s favorite Purina horse chow and have a great time!

  18. What happen PFT I thought it was the 49ers desperately trying to get rid of Kaepernick lol I guess the Broncos are worried about another butt fumble lol

  19. Let’s see…
    Kirk Cousins $20 mil
    Bradford $18 mil
    RGIII $7 mil

    $11m seems fair or low to me for Kap. He had a bad year on a bad team, with no coach, no weapons, and a depleted Oline. He looked good under Harbaugh.

    Denver should get him for a 3

  20. If the Donkeys roll with butt fumble this year, Elway will quickly change his tune on expecting anyone to take a pay cut for the privilege of playing QB for Denver.
    Elway, has NO leverage. You don’t have a legitimate option now, and everyone knows it.
    Pay the going rate or start rookies, guys like Sanchize, McCown or Hoyer and trot that garbage out to defend the Super Bowl title.

  21. Broncos will trade for him giving a third round pick and the niners will pay around half of his salary so the Broncos can afford him. Basically the niners are buying a third round pick.

  22. Only Santa Clara would be stupid enough to pay this guy $12M, especially when they know he doesn’t want to be there.

  23. Fyi, chip kellys offenses require the QB to do the following..
    Walk up to center, get ready to yell snap count, stand up and look over to coach, who is changing the plays based on how the defense lined up, then qb gets back under center, calls the snap, and throws a 5yd pass.
    End of play.
    Alternayively, qb hands off to RB who runs a sweep to the left.

    3yrs watching Chipper screw up my Eagles..ive watched every play..
    San fran, here comes the misery.

  24. Negotiating leverage to get Fitzpatrick to settle for mid-range between starter and back-up $$ in a two year contract. Denver trades up in draft to find Fitz’s successor 3 years from now.

  25. faithful49er707 says:
    Mar 31, 2016 8:45 PM
    Elway gambled and lost. Thinking Kaep was going to be released.

    ———-

    No, he didn’t. Kap is and has been injured and therefore could not be released. This is not news.

    I think Mike Glennon would be a viable option here; he’s actually a lot like Osweiler, although he’s a bit less mobile. I like his game, and his salary would probably be reasonable. The question is whether the Broncos are willing to give up draft picks for him.

  26. Tebow<every other signed QB out there.
    If he was worth more, he would have been signed.
    I keep wondering what they put in the kool-aid that the Tebow Maniacs have been drinking.

    Tebow is not an NFL level QB.

  27. tonebones says:
    Mar 31, 2016 8:53 PM
    John Elway is sitting there with three Aces in his hand and nobody even knows about it. He already has a blue chip QB on his roster. Get used to the name Trevor Siemian. It’s a hard name to spell but you’ll have it memorized before the end of next year. He’s the smartest QB you’ll ever see.
    ————————————————————–
    I wouldn’t go quite that high…but Denver I believe see him as the long term option. He was apparently projected to be a 3rd rounder and fell to the 7th because of an acl, and looked decent in preseason (looked WAY better than Osweiler did coming out) that isn’t even Osweiler gone hate…the QBR backs it up.

  28. Okay, so first let me respond to the meathead,a.k.a jchipwood, the Broncos most definitely need a qb! That is just a simple fact in the the NFL. Secondly the Broncos only beat the Patriots by one score in the regular season overtime game with some help from a few questionable casks, (if we’re being realistic the Patriots beat themselves!) The playoff game, they only won by two points and that’s only because of a missed extra point. So maybe watch some football games before making ludacris comments. Now the real deal. …….the Broncos need a qb BAD and I think Kap would do better in Denver. It’s just a matter how badly kap wants out SF, and how much cap space the Broncos can make (or want to make) The Broncos are gonna be a different team altogether in 2016 and without a qb they won’t make it far.

  29. Mark Sanchez went to the championship game his first two years in the league. Yes, this same Mark Sanchez that the Broncos just signed. But a lot of people attributed his early success to the Jets’ defense. Have you seen the Broncos defense?

  30. The Broncos should trade for him, and then pay him 16 mill per year to play there. Why not? He’s led a team to the superbowl, and the backup quality qb they had there last year they were willing to throw 16 mill at led his team……wait for it, to a whopping 5 victories in his 7 game career. That said, if they are willing to throw serious money at an unproven, backup qb. why not the same amount to a proven one.

  31. Have you seen Sanchez play? Get ready for a lot of turnovers.
    He is worth -3 wins a year as a starter. Meaning he can turn a 12-4 team into a 9-7 team. Maybe Denver makes the wild card with him, though I doubt it.

    >.tonebones says:
    Apr 1, 2016 7:52 AM
    Mark Sanchez went to the championship game his first two years in the league. Yes, this same Mark Sanchez that the Broncos just signed. But a lot of people attributed his early success to the Jets’ defense. Have you seen the Broncos defense?

  32. dukeearl says:
    Apr 1, 2016 6:56 AM
    Tebow<every other signed QB out there.
    If he was worth more, he would have been signed.
    I keep wondering what they put in the kool-aid that the Tebow Maniacs have been drinking.

    Tebow is not an NFL level QB.
    ————————–
    I agree. And i'm a Broncos fan who has a Tebow jersey hanging in my wardrobe. …
    As far as the Tebow maniacs as you put it, I genuinely think it is has something to do that he is a genuinely nice guy OR it is just a decision based on religious bias.

  33. tonebones says:
    Mar 31, 2016 8:53 PM
    John Elway is sitting there with three Aces in his hand and nobody even knows about it. He already has a blue chip QB on his roster. Get used to the name Trevor Siemian. It’s a hard name to spell but you’ll have it memorized before the end of next year. He’s the smartest QB you’ll ever see.
    —————————————————————

    BINGO!!!
    I’ve been preaching about Siemian since training camp. This kid was more decisive than Osweiller, went thru progressions quicker, far stronger arm, and footwork was light years ahead of Brock. All he needed was time and repetitions under center.

    Doubters should keep in mind that when Manning was injured, Siemian was the backup in the midst of a playoff run. Ponder was brought in but released after two weeks. The kid has the full confidence of both Kubiak and Elway.

  34. danm1978 says:
    Apr 1, 2016 11:16 AM
    dukeearl says:
    Apr 1, 2016 6:56 AM
    Tebow<every other signed QB out there.
    If he was worth more, he would have been signed.
    I keep wondering what they put in the kool-aid that the Tebow Maniacs have been drinking.

    Tebow is not an NFL level QB.
    ————————–
    I agree. And i'm a Broncos fan who has a Tebow jersey hanging in my wardrobe. …
    As far as the Tebow maniacs as you put it, I genuinely think it is has something to do that he is a genuinely nice guy OR it is just a decision based on religious bias.

    —————
    What kind of man purchases a jersey with another man's name on it?

  35. Mike Glennon can be had for a 2nd round pick…(maybe for Denver it might have to be their #31 and they swap 2nd rounders) He’s still on his rookie contract…so he’s a relative bargain, he’s young (26 I believe), has a cannon for an arm, hasn’t been injured (spent all last year backing up Jameis Winston), and has a career TD/INT ratio of 29-19! He’s also 6″6′ and I know John Elway likes tall QB’s.

    If I were a Broncos fan, I’d take the deal with Tampa, and draft a guy later on. You certainly don’t want to go into the season with nothing but Mark Sanchez as your only viable starter.

  36. Reporter reports reporter reported that reports report that 9ers reported to reporters repeatedly that reports reportadlly were false reports reported by bad reporters according to Florio.

  37. r502 says:
    Apr 1, 2016 12:38 AM
    If the Donkeys roll with butt fumble this year, Elway will quickly change his tune on expecting anyone to take a pay cut for the privilege of playing QB for Denver.
    Elway, has NO leverage. You don’t have a legitimate option now, and everyone knows it.
    Pay the going rate or start rookies, guys like Sanchize, McCown or Hoyer and trot that garbage out to defend the Super Bowl title.

    Spot on

  38. So let me get this straight Denver traded for a 2nd string QB in Sanchez and now want to trade for a 3rd string QB in kaepernick. OK which Turd is going to stink up the Locker room Less?

  39. Why would Elway want a Player like Kaepernick whose Ego is bigger than the stupid looking hats he wears and is a Cancer in the Locker Room and Hated by both coaches and Players alike? Makes no sense to me.

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