Many thought that QB Colin Kaepernick leaving the San Francisco 49ers was a foregone conclusion. But we can’t quite say that yet.
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has an opt-out clause in his contract that allows him to leave this offseason. The 49ers can waive Kaepernick at any time with no salary cap ramifications. And many thought it was guaranteed that one of the two would happen.
But they may have come to that conclusion too soon as there is no conclusion as of right now. Kaepernick recently met with his new HC Kyle Shanahan and G.M., and John Lynch. And neither side drew any conclusions as they will continue to mull over their options.
But Lynch did say that he thought the meeting went pretty well.
He told KNBR, via Chris Biderman of USA Today,
"“We had a great discussion and Colin left excited, we left excited and I think as Kyle and I really believe, the evaluation is still very much fluid.“And we’ve only been on the job a couple weeks. I can tell you, we both really very much like being around Colin and he seems like he’s in a real good place.”"
There is no QB in this draft worth a No. 2 overall pick so they’ll need a free agent trade. Otherwise, it makes sense for the 49ers, to see what Kaepernick can do in 2017. And Kaepernick would have to feel like there is truly a market for him in order to leave.
Stay tuned, this is far from over.