Sunday morning, reports came out that two teams were interested in trading with the San Francisco 49ers for quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Despite the team wanting to keep the quarterback, it looked like things were starting to get pretty serious.
However, one of those teams have spoken up about the reports and stated they weren’t interested in bringing in Kaepernick. The Cleveland Browns denied Ian Rapoport’s report that said they and the Houston Texans wanted to bring him in.
Reports stated that head coach Hue Jackson loved Kaepernick because he was interested in bringing him to Oakland when he coached the Raiders in 2011. Back in 2013, Jackson admitted that he really wanted to bring him to Oakland, but things didn’t work out that way.
“Scouting him, I fell in love with the kid,” Jackson said. “Leader, won a ton of games at Nevada, really impressive when you talked to him, strong, all the tools to win in the NFL. No doubt in my mind he was going to be good.”
However, it seems as though the Browns will stick with taking a quarterback in the first round. The Browns have the number two overall pick and many believe they will use it on either Jared Goff or Carson Wentz, likely the former.
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