The quarterback carousel has been front and center this NFL offseason, with the most recent domino falling Thursday as the Browns officially signed Robert Griffin III.
Along with Cleveland, the Broncos and Jets were the two primary teams reported to be exploring the quarterback market.
New York, however, is not pursuing 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Thursday.
The team, currently locked in a stalemate with 33-year-old passer Ryan Fitzpatrick, did not engage in talks with the 49ers.
Denver and Cleveland were the top two potential trade partners for Kaepernick, but with Thursday's news, the Broncos appear to stand alone.
When asked about Kaepernick's status with the club on Wednesday, 49ers head coach Chip Kelly promised CSNBayArea.com that the 49ers would retain the quarterback past the April 1 deadline when $11.9 million of his scheduled $14.3 million pay for 2016 becomes fully guaranteed.
“(It’s) not even in the conversation,” Kelly said. “I don’t think you cut talent.”
On Tuesday, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said the 49ers gave Kaepernick the opportunity to talk to other teams as a courtesy. Baalke said the 49ers were “nowhere near” trading Kaepernick.