Kaepernick selling Bay Area home, says 49ers future is unrelated

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Colin Kaepernick is selling his home in the Bay Area, but he says that doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with his future with the 49ers.

Asked why Kaepernick is selling the home, he said through a team spokesperson that it’s an “investment decision.” If you’re interested in making an investment yourself, the 4,600-square foot house in San Jose is listed at $2.895 million.

That may be true, but would Kaepernick be planning to unload his investment in Bay Area real estate if he believed he had a long future playing in the Bay Area? Kaepernick restructured his contract with the 49ers this season, ripping up a contract that kept him with the team through 2020 for a new deal that has just one more year — a year Kaepernick can choose to void.

Kaepernick has been playing well enough lately that he may have a better free agent market in the offseason than anyone would have suggested just a few weeks ago. So it won’t be surprising if Kaepernick opts out of his contract and tests free agency, where he’ll hope to get more than the $2.895 million he’s hoping to get for his house.

54 responses to “Kaepernick selling Bay Area home, says 49ers future is unrelated

  1. Say what you want about him, but anyone that saw him vs. Miami on Sunday knows that the kid can still play. Haters will dislike this comment but facts are facts and football is football.

  2. Yeah right…and I have some ocean front property in Arizona to sell you.
    Don’t see any team being desperate enough to pick him up with all of his activist baggage.

  3. I wonder, if Kaep opts for free agency, who might be willing to open their purse strings for a player that is inconsistent at best, and carries with him a ton of distractions, malcontent, and anger towards anyone that doesn’t look or act like him? He certainly wouldn’t be welcome at any team in the South ( Houston, Jacksonville, etc ) due to his Anti-American flag stance, and other teams in the West ( San Diego, etc ) probably wouldn’t be too keen on laying out the red carpet for someone that has a dubious reputation with regards to the national anthem ( San Diego being a proud military town ). So where does he go…Cleveland?

  4. “Kaepernick has been playing well enough lately that he may have a better free agent market in the offseason than anyone would have suggested just a few weeks ago.”
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    Yeah, no doubt there are several teams that need QB’s who have enough coin with their fanbase to justify bringing him in. smh

  5. He’s heading to the Brown’s, where he can ‘compete’ with RGIII and all the other QB Busts.

    js

  6. If he keeps playing like he has recently he’s guaranteed to make Bank in the offseason…QBs are just too hard to come by.

    If went to the fins he and Kiko could talk it out and become best buds!

  7. A nearly $3 million home?

    No wonder he wants to sit during the Anthem.

    America is just a terrible place . . . . .

  8. jshawaii22 says:
    Dec 1, 2016 5:24 PM
    He’s heading to the Brown’s, where he can ‘compete’ with RGIII and all the other QB Busts.
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    He already plays for Cleveland WEST.

  9. From a strictly football standpoint, why would Kaep want to stay with an awful team? Chip Kelly is not a good NFL coach and the management of the 49ers has taken that team from SB contender to perennial bottom-dwellers. The NFL is desperate for QBs and Kaep is showing he’s not washed up. He’ll be playing for another team next year for sure.

    P.S. The ignorance regarding Kaepernick’s social and political views on this message board illustrates perfectly why he does what he does. American’s heads are so damn far in the sand it’s embarrassing and sad. Furthermore, why do so many of you care that a guy that’s good at football doesn’t want to stand for the anthem? THINK about it people…That’s the problem right there. #LevyIsAwake

  10. As selfish as his cause has become he’s only hurting himself. If he plays well he’ll still suffer and end up in another loser situation with a bad team and teamates that generally or likely won’t like him. He’s not that smrt!

  11. it’s not an anti-american stance, its a pro american stance, its what those soldiers bled for to protect. Kaep is a national hero

  12. myworldurjuslivinit says:
    Dec 1, 2016 5:32 PM
    moving to NY…jus say’in
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    Obviously you are not from NY. Ever heard the expression ‘in a NY minute?’ That’s about how long it would take the media here to chew him up and spit him out.

  13. This may sound crazy but how about New England? Brady only has a couple years left. Keep could be the poor mans version of Steve Young and Brady be Montana.

  14. He is probably listening to a reasonable investment person. It is not a bad time to punch out of real estate in the Bay, and other over bought areas. Rates are going up and it sure seems like it could correct.

    He also needs to save his money because he will be out of football soon enough. He is not good and he is smarter than a box of donuts, barely.

  15. Like Manziel, Kaepernick is a very bad QB who generates publicity with his drama while not playing. Also like Manziel, Kaepernick will soon permanently be out of the league.

  16. Jets, Vikings, Browns, Bears, Texans, Jags, Broncos, Niners are all possible teams looking for a QB or an upgrade. He will get paid. He’s playing his style of football well right now, which is pretty impressive considering his WR’s are Kerley, Patton, Smith etc…
    Put him on the Texans or Broncos and he would be as effective as he was in his prime when SF had the best defense in the league with better skill positions. Defense, Oline, and skill position personnel fell off a cliff in SF. Any QB would regress in that situation. Just like any QB would thrive in Dallas. I love Dak, but put him On Cleveland or SF with those rosters and he would not be as successful.

  17. I’d like him to be on some news shows to explain his position and why it’s truthful and honest.
    If he can do that successfully, people might take him seriously. My bet is that he cannot and will not.

  18. He’s realized owning a home with thousands of dollars a month in property taxes isn’t so great when you see the big money coming to an end

  19. I do not care where he lives or what he is doing with his house. I do not care about his politics or world views. He is a paid entertainer on the football field. My interest in him ends there.

  20. I saw a 49ers home game from the stands couple weeks ago. I saw a guy with a strong and accurate arm, outstanding mobility, but also not very good at reads and check downs. The second part is why he’s struggled the last couple years and isn’t likely to improve. Some people just excel at it (Brady, Manning) and some don’t. Put him on a team with a good line and a less complicated offense and he’d excel.

  21. Say what you want about him, but anyone that saw him vs. Miami on Sunday knows that the kid can still play. Haters will dislike this comment but facts are facts and football is football.

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    Doesn’t matter. No chance GMs want that personality in their lockeroom. No, not talking about his racism stuff he did. I’m talking about his actual personality.

  22. The 49ers are going to be offseason winners since Kap and Gabbert are both free agents.

  23. adoombray says:
    Dec 1, 2016 5:56 PM
    it’s not an anti-american stance, its a pro american stance, its what those soldiers bled for to protect. Kaep is a national hero

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    Yup. And he still can’t pay that much deserved respect.

  24. This guy took the 49ers to the super bowl the first time he stepped on the football field, and then again to the NFC Championship the next year. Then the owner pulled the rug out from under Harbaugh, and the franchise went back to where they were the day fore Harbaugh arrived. In the toilet. Kaepernick, like any competitor, wanted to get with a team that actually wanted to win, so he expressed his desire to leave the 49ers at a time when many veterans on the team, up and walked out the door. He’s played great this year, but I think he still wants to go to a franchise that wants to win.

  25. The 9ers without coaching is were qb’s go to die or become activists. Better under Kelly but nothing like Harbough

  26. He should just go hire Rolando Blackmon to burn it down for him. He has plenty of time on his hands now.

  27. The guy is mediocre at best. He’s gonna have trouble making a living. By his own doing.
    Nobody is going to sink starter money in to this social justice nitwit. No matter what he does this year.
    I think he gets that. Which is why he’s dumping $4k/mo in property taxes. That at least makes him self-aware.

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