The San Francisco 49ers will not look to release quarterback Colin Kaepernick and there is a “good chance” he remains with the team, according to a report from CSN Bay Area.
“There’s a good chance he’s still on the team the way things look now,” a source said.
This report comes on the heels of the 49ers having engaged in trade talks with the Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns and New York Jets over the possibility of acquiring Kaepernick, only for negotiations to fall apart for any reason ranging from Kaepernick not wanting to restructure his contract or San Francisco’s asking price simply not being met.
Either way, with the trade market seemingly drying up, it’s looking more and more like Colin Kaepernick will be under center when the Chip Kelly Era begins with the 49ers in 2016. The former second-round pick has regressed in the years since leading San Francisco to the Super Bowl, where they lost to the Baltimore Ravens, but time is running out on a trade since his $11.9 million base salary for next season becomes fully guaranteed on April 1.
Either way, whether he’s in San Francisco or another city, it’s going to be interesting to see how Kaepernick bounces back in 2016 after missing most of 2015 due to injury.
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