Colin Kaepernick's $11.9 million salary for the 2016 season is now fully guaranteed. The deadline for the San Francisco 49ers to cut Kaepernick and avoid paying him all $11.9 was today. However, CSN Bay Area reports Kaepernick remains on the roster, as was expected.
However, Kaepernick could still be traded and he could still end up playing for less than the $11.9 million he's guaranteed. The 49ers can still trade Kaepernick and he can take less money in a pay cut or contract restructure.
That pay cut seems like the only way for Kaepernick to be moved. The Denver Broncos have been linked to Kaepernick, but want him to take a pay cut and make a $7 million salary next year.
The 49ers' offseason program starts Monday and Kaepernick is expected to participate. He has a clause in his contract that will pay him $400,000 if he shows up to 90 percent of the team's voluntary workouts.
Kaepernick will compete for the starting job with Blaine Gabbert, assuming he stays on the roster. Trade talks around Kaepernick could heat back up as the NFL Draft approaches at the end of April.Back to the San Francisco 49ers Newsfeed