Report: 49ers coach Chip Kelly will decide Colin Kaepernick’s fate
San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York would like to keep quarterback Colin Kaepernick, but he is leaving the decision completely in the hands of coach Chip Kelly, reports Jason Cole of Bleacher Report.
The 49ers will likely make the decision to keep or part ways with Kaepernick by April 1, when his $11.9 million salary for the upcoming season becomes guaranteed.
The 28-year-old has also been linked to a trade with the Cleveland Browns this off-season, although talks with the Browns were reportedly never very advanced.
Kaepernick played poorly in 2015, posting a 2–6 record as a starter while struggling to stay on the field with injuries.
At his best, Kaepernick led the Jim Harbaugh-coached 49ers to an appearance in Super Bowl XLVII and the NFC championship in 2014.