Colin Kaepernick QB FA 5 months ago6 Comments
Ravens coach John Harbaugh relayed Thursday that he's been in contact with Kaepernick, who remains a free agent, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The report suggests that there is some interest in the QB joining the team, a potential outcome made relevant with Thursday's news that starter Joe Flacco is dealing with a back injury. While Flacco's issue isn't expected to linger, Kaepernick would represent an upgrade over current No. 2 QB, Ryan Mallett.
Colin Kaepernick QB FA 7 months ago
Kaepernick will be visiting the Seahawks on Wednesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Kaepernick is a realistic candidate to potentially join the backup competition in Seattle behind starter Russell Wilson. If they are able to eventually work out a contract, Kaepernick would be the Seahawks' most-experienced No. 2 option at quarterback by far. Trevone Boykin has attempted just 18 passes during his rookie year in 2016, but off-the-field issues have plagued the TCU product throughout the offseason. Jake Heaps is next in line, but he's never played a down in the NFL after losing the back-up battle against Boykin last season.
Colin Kaepernick QB FA 9 months ago
Kaepernick still hopes to find an opportunity to compete for a starting job, ESPN.com reports.
Kaepernick seemingly understands he'll have to settle for a salary well below the $14.5 million he walked away from in San Francisco, but he does still hope to get paid like a low-end starter of high-end backup -- which may be wishful thinking at this point. There really isn't an obvious fit, but Cleveland, Houston and Denver could all be options, depending on what happens with Tony Romo and the upcoming NFL Draft. It won't be surprising if Kaepernick remains unsigned into May or June.
Colin Kaepernick QB FA 9 months ago10 Comments
49ers general manager John Lynch acknowledged that the team is unlikely to re-sign Kaepernick, who recently opted out of the final year of his contract, The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Kaepernick's decision to opt out was seemingly made for non-financial reasons, as he walked away from $14.5 million without any assurance of finding a similar deal. A return to San Francisco at a lower price was initially considered possible, but it seems highly unlikely now that the team has added Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley. Kaepernick put up decent numbers for a woeful 49ers squad last season, but his injury history, social activism and track record of inconsistent performance are all factors that may dissuade teams from taking a shot on the 29-year-old. He should still eventually be able to find work as a backup -- or even a chance to compete for a starting job -- assuming he's willing to settle for a much smaller salary than he's grown accustomed to.
Colin Kaepernick QB FA 10 months ago
Kaepernick announced Wednesday that he would opt out of the final season of his contract with the 49ers, ESPN.com's Nick Wagoner reports.
In what was a widely-anticipated decision, Kaepernick will become a free agent for the first time in his career, affording the 49ers approximately $14.5 million in cap room in the process. After spending a good portion of 2015 in a backup role behind Blaine Gabbert, Kaepernick made 11 starts in 2016 and was quite productive from a statistical standpoint, posting a 90.7 passer rating and a 16:4 touchdown-to-interception ratio while also contributing 468 yards on the ground. It's unclear if other teams around the league view Kaepernick, who went only 1-10 as a starter last season, as a viable No. 1 quarterback, but now that he's a free agent, his acquisition cost would likely be lower than some of the other veteran signal callers who are expected to be available via trade.
Colin Kaepernick QB FA 11 months ago
Kaepernick completed 17 of 22 passes for 215 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to Seattle. He also rushed for 16 yards and fumbled twice, losing one, during the contest.
Kaepernick threaded the needle to tight end Garrett Celek for a nine-yard score late in the fourth quarter, bringing the 49ers' upset bid within a score. It was an either wise efficient yet unspectacular outing for Kaepernick, which can be said for much of his season. The dual threat set career marks in touchdown:interception ratio (4:1) and yards per carry (6.8), but managed to pilot just one win as a starter for an oft-anemic San Francisco team. With change at the top likely for the 49ers, Kaepernick will quite possibly be another coach's project to try to retool in 2017.
Colin Kaepernick QB FA 12 months ago
Kaepernick completed 28 of 38 passes for 266 yards, two touchdowns and a pick in Saturday's win over the Rams. He added 15 yards, a touchdown and a two-point conversion on the ground.
After a relatively quiet game, Kaepernick exploded in the fourth quarter with a touchdown scamper, scoring pass and gutsy two-point dive in the game's closing minutes. It will go down as a season to forget for the 49ers, Saturday representing just the team's second win and first since Week 1's victory over the Rams. However, Kaepernick has had a quiet yet efficient return with a 14:4 touchdown:interception ratio on the season and four games of a quarterback rating over 90 in his last six outings. How he and head coach Chip Kelly wrap up the season against an uneven Seahawks team might go a long way in defining both their futures in San Francisco.
Colin Kaepernick QB FA 12 months ago
Kaepernick completed 20 of 33 passes for 183 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 41-13 loss at Atlanta. He also had two carries for 21 yards.
In a common trend of many games this season, Kaepernick had a nice first half, tossing both of his touchdowns, but completed just 5 of 12 passes for 40 yards in the second half. He'll try to right the ship next week against the Rams.
Colin Kaepernick QB FA 1 year ago
Kaepernick completed 15 of 26 passes for 133 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's game against the Jets. He added 23 yards on three carries in the 23-17 loss.
Kaep helped his team race out to a 14-point advantage in the firs quarter, but the offense sputtered thereafter and managed just three points the rest of the way as the Jets eventually came back to win in overtime. His miserable 5.1 yards per attempt hardly inspired confidence from the coaching staff, and Kaepernick's grasp on the starting job could be in peril heading into next week's matchup with the Falcons.
Colin Kaepernick QB FA 1 year ago2 Comments
Kaepernick will start at quarterback in Sunday's game against the Jets.
Kaepernick was pulled from last week's game against the Bears in favor of Blaine Gabbert after three ineffective quarters, but offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins announced Tuesday that the 49ers would go back to Kaepernick in Week 14. Kaepernick will look to get back on track against a Jets team that was lit up for 575 yards and six scores through the air over the last two weeks.