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Old 10-10-2016, 09:15 PM
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While no official deal has been signed, Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers have reportedly agreed on a restructured contract.

“49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick agreed to restructure his contract last week,” a report from Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole said. “The change would make it easier for him to play going forward this season. The deal is not yet finalized, but it would void the final four years of his contract and get rid of any injury guarantees for the team. This would allow Kaepernick to be a free agent in 2017.”

Chip Kelly had previously said that Kapernick’s contract was not being considered*as part of the QB situation, but quite frankly, that’s not realistic.

The 49ers want to be in a position where they can get rid of Kaepernick’s contract at the end of the 2016 season.

Under the previous agreement, if Kaepernick had played and gotten hurt, the 2017 option could automatically vest.

It will certainly be important for Kaepernick to take advantage of the playing time he receives. While Kaepernick has certainly been the center of attention for much of the 2016 season, his play hasn’t been talked about in an especially positive way for roughly two years.

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Old 10-10-2016, 09:32 PM
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They've known this, and he's known this, since the preseason.



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You know certain groups are going to spin this to he is only getting dumped because Chip Kelly is a racist.
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You know certain groups are going to spin this to he is only getting dumped because Chip Kelly is a racist.
Meanwhile other folks are saying that he made his national anthem protests to hope that political correctness would save his job . . .
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Actually, the restructuring would seem to prepare the Niners to actually play him.

I didn't know about the injury clause, with it I'm absolutely not surprised he hasn't played any games (just like RG3 at the end with the Skins.) Now they can switch to Kapernick for basically a free tryout, and then dump him at the end of the year if it doesn't work out.

Without the restructure, they would have just sat him on the bench for the rest of the year, and then could cut him without repercussions (IIRC.)
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49ers Prepare To Dump Krapernick




and they just named him the starter

Great thread.
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Actually, the restructuring would seem to prepare the Niners to actually play him.

I didn't know about the injury clause, with it I'm absolutely not surprised he hasn't played any games (just like RG3 at the end with the Skins.) Now they can switch to Kapernick for basically a free tryout, and then dump him at the end of the year if it doesn't work out.

Without the restructure, they would have just sat him on the bench for the rest of the year, and then could cut him without repercussions (IIRC.)
Nailed it.
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I honestly thought he would never see the field as a niner this year. http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/co...nst-the-bills/


This puts an otherwise innocuous matchup against Buffalo firmly in the spotlight for multiple reasons.
1. The Finances
Kaepernick was one of the reasons many people believed Kelly was attracted to the 49ers job, but injury issues and contractual obligations have kept him from seeing the field.
Many believed the 49ers would not risk playing Kaepernick until a new contract extension was reached (Kap basically was stuck on the roster because he wasn't able to pass a physical, which in turn guaranteed his salary for 2016 -- the team is worried about him getting injured and guaranteeing it for next year as well).
According to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, the two sides haven't officially brokered a new deal yet.

It's possible that new deal is hammered out before the week begins, or maybe the two sides have a gentleman's agreement on Kap's deal. Basically the 49ers don't want to be on the hook for his fully guaranteed salary next season should he suffer an injury.
2. The Football

Blaine Gabbert is terrible. Christian Ponder isn't much better. Who knows what Kap will provide the 49ers but he's the best option with the most upside at this point.
Last we saw him playing actual football, Kaepernick wasn't very good. In fact, he was bad. He got benched for Gabbert! But the 49ers look like a team lost in the limbo of bad roster decisions and they need to try and make some sort of change in order to kickstart the offense, which has looked highly lethargic under Gabbert for much of the season.

Even if Kap doesn't have the accuracy and passing skills to succeed as a traditional passer, he does have piles of athleticism to potentially exploit defenses in Kelly's system.
Kelly himself needs a little juice. Kaepernick might provide it. Or he might not. It ultimately isn't going to make the 49ers good, but it might make them better.
3. The anthem
Without playing a single down of regular-season football, Kaepernick has become the most talked-about player in the entire NFL this season.
His decision to sit and then kneel before football games in protest of the national anthem has created controversy around the NFL and in the general world.
A Supreme Court justice weighed in on the issue just yesterday, calling the protest "really dumb." People are still talking about his actions, even if the weekly chatter has died down since the season began.
It should ramp back up on Sunday with Kaepernick starting. His move to the role of starter means even more focus and it means even more attention before the game begins. The Bills-49ers game that no one was going to watch is suddenly must-see television, for what Kap will do before, during and after.
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and they just named him the starter

Great thread.
Was just going to post the same thing.
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Was just going to post the same thing.
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