The San Francisco 49ers are trying to figure out a trade for Colin Kaepernick, and NFL Network reporter Mike Silver thinks it is close to happening. Earlier today he said the Denver Broncos were pushing hard, but now he is saying two other teams are involved in discussions. Ian Rapoport said he is hearing the same thing.
It is possible there are other teams interested, and it is possible the 49ers are pushing this out there to force the Broncos into a deal. If there are actually other teams out there, we can probably figure out a short list. The New York Jets have to figure out their situation with Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Cleveland Browns need a quarterback, and Hue Jackson was a Kaepernick fan back in 2011. The Los Angeles Rams are likely also interested, but I see virtually no chance the 49ers would deal Kap within the division.
Quarterbacks are always valuable, so the list could easily be even more extensive. But again, it is entirely possible the 49ers are just trying to build some leverage to get a deal done with John Elway and the Denver Broncos. Hopefully this gets sorted out as soon as possible.
Fooch's update: Maiocco is suggesting the Jets and Browns are in fact the other two teams. (Further update: Matt Barrows, Mike Garafolo reporting the same thing)
Compensation for QB Colin Kaepernick has not yet been good enough for 49ers to make deal, source says. Broncos, Jets and Browns involved.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) March 10, 2016