San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke told ESPN's Bob Holtzman that there's a possibility they will trade quarterback Colin Kaepernick this week.
"I wouldn't say we are out there looking for it, but I wouldn't rule it out," Baalke said.
Kaepernick demanded a trade from the 49ers earlier this offseason, and there was a deal in place that would've sent him to the Denver Broncos. However, the deal was contingent upon Kaepernick taking a pay cut, which he refused to do.
The Broncos are still interested in Kaepernick and appear to be the most likely to acquire him, assuming the 49ers do move him. The New York Jets are also looking for a quarterback if they can't reach a deal with incumbent Ryan Fitzpatrick.
There's some speculation that San Francisco are targeting Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford, who played for new 49ers head coach Chip Kelly in Philadelphia last year and has demanded a trade. Though that would make sense, Baalke also said they've had "no talks internally" about acquiring Bradford.
Kaepnerick was benched in favor of Blaine Gabbert halfway through last season, and Kelly says the two will compete for the starting job this fall.
San Francisco also had the No. 7 overall pick in the NFL Draft, but they do not plan to take a quarterback.Back to the San Francisco 49ers Newsfeed