49ers Won’t Trade Colin Kaepernick

2:50pm: While it appears Kaepernick won’t be dealt today, there are multiple teams interested in possibly acquiring him “down the road,” says Rand Getlin of the NFL Network (Twitter links). Getlin adds that there’s a strong sense that the 49ers’ front office influenced the decision to bench Kaepernick in favor of Gabbert.

12:28pm: The 49ers aren’t trading the recently benched Colin Kaepernick today, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). San Francisco apparently hasn’t ruled out starting him later in the season.

On Monday the 49ers decided to bench the struggling Kaepernick in favor of backup Blaine Gabbert. Kaepernick, who turns 28 today, has completed just 59.3 percent of his pass attempts for 1,615 yards in eight games and he has six touchdown passes against five interceptions. With a career-low passer rating of 78.8 and two consecutive losses against division rivals, one can understand why the 49ers are making this change. Of course, it’s also fair to wonder if Gabbert is capable of playing any better than Kaepernick has been.

The 49ers can get out of Kaepernick’s deal without any real financial repercussion this offseason and many have speculated that they will do so now that they have bumped him down on the depth chart. However, it appears that the Niners aren’t ready to give up on No. 7 just yet. Kaepernick probably wouldn’t net them much of a return anyway, so the Niners don’t have much incentive to part with him.

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6 comments on “49ers Won’t Trade Colin Kaepernick

  1. aarongill

    DO IT ANYWAY! Got maybe a 7th than releasing him for nothing

  2. TheMichigan

    Almost as stupid as Martin Mathew saying that the lions are buyers at the trade deadline

  3. Dallas Robinson

    There’s really no reason for them to trade him now. His value is at its absolute lowest — maybe they can generate some interest in the offseason when teams are planning for the future?

  4. Trade Kap for RG III. Nobody can succeed W/O an offensive line and no running game

    • Beezneez

      Actually Peyton Manning as had a few times with the colts with injuries to the line and sub-par rushing attack. Brady as well. They get the ball out quicker, they read defenses, they adjust. Definitely harder with bad O-line play. But, no, sorry there’s really no excuse to have a 77 yard passing game. That’s just a terrible quaterback.

  5. Ed morrison

    Kap only did well because the run option was designed for his skillset. So dumbass owners try to make him into a pocket passer in one off season, after a lifetime of running the ball! Balke is a moron.

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