It turns out the Broncos and 49ers haven’t agreed to a Colin Kaepernick trade.
It has been a pretty busy weekend for the Denver Broncos, as their meeting with current San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has created a whirlwind of speculation about a trade finally happening.
We’ve been hearing for about a month now that the Broncos might be trading for Kaepernick since they basically have no other option if they want to be remotely competitive. They lost Peyton Manning to retirement after Super Bowl 50 and watched Brock Osweiler walk to Houston and sign with the Texans without even meeting the coaching staff.
The meeting between Kaepernick and John Elway spurred a trade rumor from Adam Schefter that stated an agreement was in place barring Kaepernick’s acceptance of a paycut or restructuring of his deal.
Well, leave it to Ian Rapoport from NFL Network to set the record straight. After letting Schefter have his few moments in the sun, Rapoport tweeted that there is basically no agreement in any form between the Broncos and 49ers when it comes to Kaepernick.
The contract thing isn’t new, as Schefter reported that earlier. But the real blow here is that the Broncos and Niners aren’t eye-to-eye on anything in this deal. That flies directly in the face of what Schefter was reporting when he said the framework was in place for a deal.
Of course, ‘framework’ might have been used to it’s loosest possible definition, so there’s that. If framework means the Broncos agree they want Kaepernick and the Niners agree they don’t — then we have a sorta-deal. As for anything concrete, there’s really nothing new to see here.