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Schefter: 49ers, Broncos Agree To Trade Terms For QB Colin Kaepernick, Still Need To Restructure Contract

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It sounds like a deal to send QB Colin Kaepernick from the San Francisco 49ers to the Denver Broncos is nearly done...

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The San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos have agreed to a trade of QB Colin Kaepernick. All that's left is to re-work his contract.

From David "Fooch" Fucillo over at Niners Nation, the SB Nation 49ers community:

Kap's current contract calls for a base salary of $11.9 million for 2016. That number was fully guaranteed once Kaepernick was on the 49ers roster this past Friday. He is also due $2 million in game-day roster bonuses this season, and a $400,000 workout bonus. He signed through 2020, but only his 2016 base salary is fully guaranteed. Portions of future salaries are guaranteed for injury.

Although the 2016 salary is guaranteed, anything can be negotiated...It would not surprise me if the Broncos set their initial negotiating point down fairly low. It's all about finding that middle ground, and I have to think they'll get something done. Kap is already making less than some fairly average quarterbacks, so this really should not be that difficult.

It's a big move on the NFC West landscape. Pushing off Kaep for trade compensation (assuming it doesn't bring in a QB from the already QB-starved Broncos) would leave San Francisco with Blaine Gabbert, who would be going into a contract year in 2016, former Ram Thad Lewis and 2015 UDFA Dylan Thompson. Expect that group to change following the 2016 NFL Draft.

Meanwhile for Denver, they recently acquired QB Mark Sanchez from the Philadelphia Eagles to front depth option Trevor Siemian. Of course, Denver saw Peyton Manning retire rather than sign with the LA Rams after winning Super Bowl 50 preceding Brock Osweiler leaving to sign with the Houston Texans. Sanchez himself left the Eagles after former Rams #1 overall NFL Draft pick QB Sam Bradford signed a new two-year deal.

IT'S ALL CONNECTED, MAN.