The 2016 NFL Draft is two weeks away, which means we're a little closer to figuring out if my guesstimation of a Friday, April 29 trade of Colin Kaepernick is actually going to happen.
Things have quieted down considerably over the last two weeks. The Denver Broncos traded Ryan Clady to the New York Jets. The move was expected to happen given their offseason OL acquisitions, but it does clear some cap space to potentially acquire Colin Kaepernick. The Broncos, Kap, and the 49ers seem to be on three different pages with regards to salary, so for now, it's kind of a mess.
Stephanie McCaroll and Tracy Sandler decided to put together a new video about the Colin Kaepernick situation. It remains to be seen when a deal will be done, but they have a rundown of where things stand.
Following publishing of this video, Joe Staley met with 49ers media and said he thinks the situation will drag on for a bit. He does not think it will clear up in the next few weeks, but will take time:
"New coaching staff. New system. We'll see it play out the whole offseason. I knew whoever's back there is going to be right guy for the job. And we'll go from there. But I don't think it's going to be a couple of weeks. I think it's going to be the whole offseason, as the time gets closer to playing games for real."
That will make for a loooooooooong offseason, to say the least. I'd prefer this situation be resolved and things move on, but nobody seems in a rush to make it happen. The draft is the next big date where something might happen. If nothing happens during the draft, I really have no idea what will be next.