Trent Baalke: I wouldn’t rule out a trade for Colin Kaepernick this week
San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said he wouldn’t rule out a trade for quarterback Colin Kaepernick this week, reports ESPN’s Bob Holtzman.
“I wouldn’t say we are out there looking for it, but I wouldn’t rule it out,” Baalke said.
Kaepernick’s agent previously asked the 49ers for permission to seek a trade this off-season.
The 28-year-old’s $11.9 million salary for the 2016 season became guaranteed when San Francisco kept him on the roster on April 1. The 49ers could have released or traded Kaepernick before April 1.
He finished the 2015 season with a career-low passer rating of 78.5 and completed only 59% of his passes with six touchdowns and five interceptions. Kaepernick also lost his starting job to Blaine Gabbert in Week 9 before being placed on IR due to a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder.