Adam Schefter tweeted out that the Philadelphia Eagles reportedly came close to dealing a second round pick to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for quarterback Colin Kaepernick. I did not catch ESPN to see if he said anything there, but here is his tweet:
In weeks leading up to 2012 draft, Eagles came close to trading 2nd-rd pick to 49ers for Colin Kaepernick....— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 15, 2013
I suppose anything is possible, but does anybody buy this? I do think the 49ers would have traded Colin Kaepernick, but I also think it would have been for a better price than the original pick. Trent Baalke and Jim Harbaugh are always on the hunt to upgrade the roster. But for a second round pick?
Obviously this came before his breakout play last season. The only reason I could see a deal potentially happening is if the 49ers were not yet sure about Kap. It is entirely possible he took a significant step forward in the 2012 offseason workout program. None of us knows for sure, but that's the only reason I could see for the 49ers having previously considered dealing him. Maybe the team was not quite so sure in April 2012, as they ended up being late in 2012. What do you think?