San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is hesitant to take a major pay cut to join the Cleveland Browns because of Cleveland’s lack of movement in free agency, according to Nate Ulrich of The Akron Beacon Journal.
It was reported yesterday that the Browns would be happy to have Kaepernick as their quarterback, but only if he restructured the six-year, $114 million contract he signed with the 49ers in 2014. That deal carries $61 million in guaranteed money, so Cleveland would obviously prefer it be reworked.
But according to Ulrich, Kaepernick is not impressed with how the Browns have handled this offseason as three key members of the offense departed via free agency. Pro Bowl center Alex Mack signed with the Atlanta Falcons, wide receiver Travis Benjamin inked a contract with the San Diego Chargers and tackle Mitchell Schwartz went to the Kansas City Chiefs.
And yet, Kaepernick would restructure his deal with the Denver Broncos “without hesitation” according to the report. That makes sense, especially since Denver just won the Super Bowl and the Browns could easily draft a quarterback with the second overall pick in next month’s draft.
Either way, the Colin Kaepernick sweepstakes are far from over, so stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates!
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