Colin Kaepernick wants out of San Francisco, but two potential landing spots have denied interest in trading for the 49ers quarterback.
The Browns and Texans, who were previously connected to Kap, are reportedly not interested in acquiring the veteran passer, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle and Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer.
Josh McCown, Johnny Manziel and Austin Davis all started games for the Browns in 2015, combining for a 3-13 record and 20 touchdowns to 12 interceptions. The Texans had inconsistency at quarterback as well, as Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett, T.J. Yates and Brandon Weeden each recorded starts in 2015.
General manager Trent Baalke at the NFL Combine said he “absolutely” expects Colin Kaepernick to remain on the 49ers’ roster, while also admitting he “can’t predict tomorrow.”
It’s possible the organization does not value Kaepernick at his current price tag of $14.3 million, which includes $2 million in per-game roster bonuses and a $400,000 workout bonus.
The 49ers, though, are in no hurry to act, which is why they have not responded to the request to give Kaepernick the ability to talk to teams that might be interested in his services. The 49ers can sit tight and not do a thing with Kaepernick until they figure out their course of action in free agency.
The 49ers could continue to insist Kaepernick fits into their plan for the upcoming season. The trade demand will come from teams who are competing against each other for his services.
By the way, Texans have no interest in trading for Colin Kaepernick.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) February 28, 2016