Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

Height: 6' 4"Weight: 230 lbsAge: 29College: NevadaDrafted: #36 (2nd Rd.)

Week 17 Outlook

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Rank (ECR) QB #17
Projection 14.4 pts


Colin Kaepernick officially opts out of contract

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has officially opted out of his contract. He is a free agent.

Fantasy Impact

As expected, Kaepernick is now a free agent as he opted out of his contract Friday. Kaepernick, who was the subject of both scrutiny and praise for taking a knee during every national anthem throughout the course of the 2016 season, has told the media that he will stand for the anthem moving forward. His decision to no longer kneel was likely made, and made public, in an attempt to broaden his range of suitors in free agency. The Jets, who had an interest in Kaepernick last offseason, could once again pursue the 29-year-old signal caller this time around. Expect the Browns to be in the mix for his services as well.

Colin Kaepernick to enter free agency

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the agents for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick informed all 32 NFL teams that he is opting out of his contract.

Fantasy Impact

Kaepernick is opting out of his contract and will enter free agency. The 29-year-old signal caller should have a solid market when the signing period begins on March 9. Expect the Broncos and Jets, who both had an interest in him last offseason, to once again be considered potential suitors for Kaepernick's services.

Colin Kaepernick could remain with 49ers in 2017

San Francisco 49ers beat writer Matt Barrows reports quarterback Colin Kaepernick is "open to staying" with the team in 2017.

Fantasy Impact

Kaepernick is due a $15 million base salary for 2017 if he remains with the 49ers and is currently the only signal caller signed with the club entering next season. However, San Francisco has yet to make a decision on his future as they could elect to release him with "little" salary cap ramifications. Furthur reports state that Kaepernick and 49ers brass will "sit down" later in the offseason and assess their situation to "figure out" whether or not he is a good fit for the team's new system.

Colin Kaepernick could be on Jets' radar

New York Jets beat writer Connor Hughes believes San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick could be on the Jets' radar if he is released.

Fantasy Impact

Last offseason, the Jets attempted to acquire Kaepernick via trade from the 49ers, which of course, didn't occur. However, with Kaepernick fully expected to opt out of his contract in San Francisco this offseason and become a free agent, he could once again pop up on New York's radar. As Kaepernick wouldn't be Jets owner, Woody Johnson's "first choice" of potential quarterbacks of the future -- Johnson was candidly opposed to Kaep's controversial protest last season, he could be general manager, Mike Maccagnan's darling for the second consecutive year.

Colin Kaepernick likely to opt out of contract

ESPN's Nick Wagoner believes the San Francisco 49ers will completely revamp the quarterback position this offseason.

Fantasy Impact

"A total makeover of the quarterback depth chart is coming," Wagoner said via ESPN. He believes Colin Kaepernick will exercise his opt-out option in his restructured contract and move on from the 49ers, a decision that both parties will be satisfied with. He notes that because the team is bringing in a new general manager and head coach, a fresh face(s) at quarterback will likely follow. Expect San Francisco to also move on from Blaine Gabbert, whose attempt to rejuvenate his NFL career in the Bay Area was an ultimate failure.