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.