Mark Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that the Cleveland Browns are willing to trade a 2016 third-round pick for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
The 49ers are rumored to want a second-round pick for their quarterback, but San Francisco may accept Cleveland's third-round selection, as it’s close to a second-round pick at number 65 overall. Cabot believes the Browns want Kaepernick to reduce his current $19 million a year average by more than half or something close to $8 million a year.
Kaepernick is said to want to play for the Browns because he has a lot of respect for head coach Hue Jackson. Seeing that there is a lot to gain for both sides, we could see a deal in the coming days.
In 2015, Kaepernick threw for 1,615 yards while completing 59.3 percent of his passes to go along with six touchdowns and five interceptions over the course of eight games. He also added 228 yards rushing and a touchdown.
While those numbers aren't terribly impressive, Kaepernick led the 49ers to a Super Bowl appearance just a few seasons ago and was considered one of the best in the league at the position.
A change of scenery might benefit Kaepernick greatly, and the Browns might just be dumb enough to pay the 49ers' ridiculous asking price.
By Jacob Young