The San Francisco 49ers have been actively shopping quarterback Colin Kaepernick since he has asked the team for a trade, and while teams have had talks with the 49ers about acquiring him, no one has very seriously pursued him. That comes as a surprise to Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, who drafted Kaepernick with the 49ers in 2011 and coached him through 2014.
"Anybody that talks to me is going to get a great recommendation that's going to knock their socks off," Harbaugh told the Sacramento Bee. "He's as tough as nails. That's a badge of honor in a lot of ways."
Harbaugh also said he still talks with Kaepernick on a regular basis, who is staying focused and optimistic.
"I've never been around him when he wasn't. As we talked about earlier, he's as tough as they come -- mentally tough and confidant as he should be."
The Cleveland Browns and Denver Broncos have both been linked to Kaepernick this offseason, and there was a report that he wanted to play for the Browns. However, neither team has been willing to meet San Francisco's trade demands, and the 49ers have said they are very content to have Kaepernick on their roster and player under center this season.
Kaepernick passed for 1,615 yards, six touchdowns, and five interceptions in nine games last season before he was benched for backup Blaine Gabbert.Back to the San Francisco 49ers Newsfeed