Colin Kaepernick RUMORS & NEWS

  • Romanowski: Gabbert was studying film more than Kaepernick

    Niners Nation "Colin Kaepernick had surgery earlier this week in Colorado to repair a torn labrum, and is back in California to rehab it over the next several months. The injury could require a four-to-six month rehab process, and there will be plenty to track of that. In the meantime, there has been plenty of..." November 28

  • Kaepernick out of surgery for ‘extensive’ shoulder tear

    Sacramento Bee "Colin Kaepernick had surgery in Vail, Colo. Tuesday morning on his left, non-throwing shoulder. A source said the doctor who performed the surgery, Dr. Peter Millett of the Steadman Clinic, said the tear in the quarterback’s labrum was “extensive.” Kaepernick’s recovery is expected to last four..." November 24

  • Source: Kaepernick scheduled for shoulder surgery

    CSN Bay Area "Quarterback Colin Kaepernick will undergo surgery on Tuesday after meeting with a shoulder specialist on Monday. Kaepernick traveled to meet with Dr. Peter Millet of the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. After the consultation, it was determined that Kaepernick would require surgery to repair..." November 24

  • 49ers' Baalke: Kaepernick's return possible

    San Jose Mercury News "General manager Trent Baalke isn't ruling out Colin Kaepernick's return to the 49ers in 2016 after the embattled quarterback undergoes shoulder surgery. "I wouldn't say that at all," Baalke said before Sunday's loss to the Seattle Seahawks. "People are reading into that. But for me, where we..." November 23

  • Niners will explore Colin Kaepernick trade options in offseason "Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick has more than likely played his last down in San Francisco, and the situation surrounding his season-ending injury has left all sides frustrated. The Niners put Kaepernick on injured reserve Saturday, a surprise move from a timing perspective. The..." November 22

  • San Francisco 49ers place QB Colin Kaepernick on IR "The San Francisco 49ers announced that they've placed quarterback Colin Kaepernick on injured reserve on Saturday. The team did not disclose a specific injury." November 22

  • Tomsula going week-to-week with 49ers' QB decision

    CSN Bay Area "Quarterback Blaine Gabbert on Sunday will get his second consecutive start when the 49ers face the Seattle Seahawks. If everything holds to form, 49ers coach Jim Tomsula will decline to name his starter for the 49ers’ next game, Nov. 29 against the Arizona Cardinals, after the game in Seattle..." November 17

  • San Francisco 49ers still believe in Colin Kaepernick "Jim Tomsula and the 49ers have been eternal optimists all along. Considering the hole they started in, they almost had to be. But according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, they are also optimistic that Colin Kaepernick still might be their franchise quarterback. This, despite the fact that..." November 08

  • Kaepernick almost certainly out of SF in 2016

    CBS Sports "The benching of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick this week has only heightened the frayed relationship between him and the upper management of the team and created a climate in which it is virtually certain he is not back in San Francisco in 2016, according to team and league sources. Trust..." November 08

  • Colin Kaepernick disagrees with benching, upset by characterizations

    ESPN "Speaking publicly for the first time since being benched by the San Francisco 49ers, a somewhat defiant Colin Kaepernick did not agree with the team's decision to go with Blaine Gabbert as its starter, but the fifth-year quarterback said he was not going to complain. Kaepernick did, however,..." November 07

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    Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin

    While Kaep doesn't appear likely to be traded today, multiple teams are interested in potentially acquiring his services down the road.

  • Colin Kaepernick to be benched for Blaine Gabbert this week

    Niners Nation "The San Francisco 49ers appear set to make a significant change of the potentially franchise-altering kind. Bay Area Sports Guy writer Kyle McLorg is reporting the team is benching Colin Kaepernick this week, and replacing him in the starting lineup with Blaine Gabbert. I've heard some rumblings..." November 03

  • 49ers coach says he’s “evaluating everyone,” including Colin Kaepernick

    Pro Football Talk "Jim Tomsula has insisted in the past that Colin Kaepernick was his quarterback. Today, he stopped well short of that. According to Matt Maiocco of, the 49ers coach was asked about Kaepernick’s status today, and responded by saying: “We’re evaluating everyone.” Considering..." November 02

  • Tomsula avoids talk of 49ers’ QB

    Sacramento Bee "Coach Jim Tomsula, who has defended quarterback Colin Kaepernick to this point, steered clear of the subject following the 49ers’ 27-6 loss to the Rams on Sunday. “I’m not going to get into all that today,” Tomsula said Sunday when asked how Kaepernick played. “I’ll get into that after we’ve..." November 02

  • Multiple players on 49ers want Colin Kaepernick 'benched'

    CBS Sports "Things are not going well in San Francisco. The 49ers lost their second game in a row on Sunday afternoon, getting knocked around by the Rams and falling to 2-5. They look lost on both sides of the ball and the offense is in so trouble. So much so that multiple players texted Jason Cole of..." November 02

  • Colin Kaepernick says he has "a great relationship with my teammates"

    ESPN "While there is a growing feeling that Colin Kaepernick is being made a scapegoat for the San Francisco 49ers' problems -- possibly by someone in the organization, considering the apparent leaks to the national media -- the quarterback is not so sure. "I really hope not," he said Wednesday. "For..." October 29

  • Jerry Rice: Bench Colin Kaepernick ... But Not For Good

    TMZ "Jerry Rice has a solution for the 49ers' woes this season ... BENCHING COLIN KAEPERNICK ... saying giving the QB some temporary pine time might be just the wake up call he needs. Look, it's no secret Kaep isn't playing his best ball -- and with the 49ers nursing a 2-5 record, something needs to..." October 28

  • Torrey Smith: ‘Kap isn’t on a damn island’

    San Jose Mercury News "Shut out last game, Torrey Smith spoke up in defense of Colin Kaepernick and insisted the 49ers are “still together” behind their embattled quarterback. “We’re losing. It’s tough. It’s frustrating. But it’s not dividing the team at all,” Smith said Wednesday. “It’s not separating Kap. “Kap..." October 28

  • Tomsula doesn’t believe anti-Kaepernick chatter is coming from 49ers

    Sacramento Bee "Jim Tomsula said it would be "an absolute concern" if unflattering leaks about quarterback Colin Kaepernick were coming from inside 49ers headquarters. But he doesn't see how that could be the case. "I don't know where they come from," he said. "There's stuff that comes from all over the place..." October 28

  • Kaepernick's confidence shot; QB 'on an island' in 49ers locker room

    CBS Sports "When the 49ers got rid of Jim Harbaugh after the 2014 season, they didn't just get rid of Harbaugh, they also got rid of Colin Kaepernick's biggest supporter, which is bad news for the 49ers because apparently, Kaepernick could really use some support right now. According to, not..." October 26

  • Report: Colin Kaepernick’s 49ers future could be in doubt

    Larry Brown Sports "The San Francisco 49ers may not be committed to Colin Kaepernick going forward, according to a new report.’s Ian Rapoport discussed the story on NFL Network Friday, saying that despite having a 6 year, $120 million contract, there’s little guaranteed to Kaepernick and the Niners..." October 24

  • Kaepernick sacked six times by Seahawks, sustains hand injury

    CSN Bay Area "Quarterback Colin Kaepernick was constantly under pressure on Thursday night while getting sacked six times in the 49ers’ 20-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Afterward, Kaepernick had a wrap on his right thumb, but said there was no fracture. “Just some swelling,” he said. Kaepernick..." October 23

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    Matt Barrows @mattbarrows

    Tomsula: "Colin's our quarterback. No controversy." #49ers

  • Joe Montana tells 49ers to let Colin Kepernick run the ball more

    ESPN "Joe Montana has some advice the San Francisco 49ers in general and quarterback Colin Kaepernick in particular. Let the quarterback run. And run some more. "I would tell him to get to the coaches and say, 'Look, I'm here because this is what I did in college, and my first year I was here you..." October 17

  • 49ers’ Kaepernick channels Jim Harbaugh while dismissing mechanics critique

    Sacramento Bee "Colin Kaepernick channeled one former head coach, Jim Harbaugh, today when asked about a recent critique of his throwing motion by another former head coach, Chris Ault. "Ultimately, whether the receiver catches the ball and the ball is in the right position is the only thing that matters,"..." October 14

  • Kaepernick: 49ers could still go 12-4

    San Francisco Chronicle "The 49ers made a stand for their season Sunday night on national television. They ended up on the losing end, with their hearts broken. But at least they showed that they actually had hearts — along with fight and resiliency — which was a lot more than they had revealed in the previous three weeks..." October 12

  • 49ers QB Kaepernick not worried about job security "Backup QB Blaine Gabbert, a former first-round pick, played well enough in the preseason to make a bit of a name for himself among San Francisco 49ers fans. It's enough to get people talking about a possible quarterback change on a team that's scored just 10 total points in the last two..." October 08

  • Kurt Warner defends Kaepernick

    San Jose Mercury News "Kurt Warner, Colin Kaepernick's brief mentor this offseason, says the 49ers quarterback is simply going through growing pains. "I think the unfortunate thing for Kap is he's continuing to try to learn how to play the quarterback position," Warner said Monday on NFL Network's Total Access...." October 06

  • Should the 49ers bench Colin Kaepernick?

    ESPN "Is it time for the San Francisco 49ers to bench Colin Kaepernick? Not necessarily to say it's Blaine Gabbert Time, but to give Kaepernick time to clear his head, stop overthinking things, allow his body time to heal from the numerous blows he has taken through the first quarter of the season...." October 05

  • Clay Matthews taunts QB Kaepernick: 'You ain't Russell Wilson, bro'

    ESPN "Colin Kaepernick didn't play like an elite quarterback on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, and the struggling 49ers starter heard about it -- not just from the booing fans at Levi's Stadium, but also from one of his opponents. TV cameras on the Fox broadcast picked up sound of Packers..." October 05

  • Carlos Hyde calls out Colin Kaepernick after four-interception game

    Sporting News "Colin Kaepernick started the worst game of his career Sunday by throwing a pair of touchdown passes to Cardinals defensive backs, putting the 49ers in a 14-0 hole before the defense had even taken the field. The 49ers went on to lose the game 47-7 — their second straight loss of more than 20..." September 28

  • Colin Kaepernick In Relationship With Transgender Escort, Porn Actress?

    Terez Owens "San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick might be in a relationship with transgender escort, porn actress, Mia Isabella? We received this in our tip box “With all this publicity about Tyga and Trans hooker Mia Isabella what’s been hiding below the radar is a real relationship between Mia and SF..." August 26

  • Colin Kaepernick refutes reports Aldon Smith damaged QB's car

    ESPN "San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick addressed the Internet reports that he and former teammate Aldon Smith fought in practice last Thursday over a woman, a squabble that purportedly took place before Smith was released following his fifth arrest -- the third involving DUI -- since..." August 13

  • Colin Kaepernick shoots down gossip he fought with Aldon Smith

    San Jose Mercury News "Colin Kaepernick laughed off and shot down an online report that he fought with now-former teammate Aldon Smith over a woman. “I don’t drive a Mercedes, let’s put it that way,” Kaepernick said after Friday’s practice. One report Tuesday, by, falsely stated that Smith..." August 09

  • Aldon Smith, Colin Kaepernick reportedly got in fight, possibly over a girl

    Larry Brown Sports "Aldon Smith and Colin Kaepernick got into a fight at 49ers camp this week, possibly over a girl, according to a new report. Smith was released by San Francisco Friday following his third arrest for DUI since 2012. TMZ reports that the sack master got into a fight with Kaepernick on the field..." August 08

  • Kaepernick impresses teammates with improvement

    CSN Bay Area "Quarterback Colin Kaepernick spent a good portion of his offseason working on refining his game to be more accurate and consistent with his off-speed pitches, rather than firing fastballs all over the field. “I’m very optimistic about the season Colin will have this year,” 49ers safety Eric..." August 01

  • 49ers' new OC defends Kaepernick

    San Jose Mercury News "With just days left until 49ers training camp opens, the team's new offensive coordinator is not about to declare that his playbook is a bible for instant success and an undefeated season and free beer for the entire upper deck at Levi's Stadium. Geep Chryst knows better. "The thing is,..." July 28

  • Colin Kaepernick confident heading into season

    Nevada Appeal "Skepticism about the San Francisco 49ers and quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been a theme during this football offseason after the team came off an 8-8 finish last year. And new 49ers coach Jim Tomsula certainly has his skeptics. But Tomsula gave the most simple piece of advice Kaepernick said..." July 12

  • 49ers' Colin Kaepernick embraces 'cleaned-up' offense

    San Jose Mercury News "An excited Colin Kaepernick traced his optimism for the 49ers' coming season to a "cleaned-up" offense. Specifically, Kaepernick credited the streamlined approach to new coordinator Geep Chryst and his replacement as quarterbacks coach, Steve Logan. "We've cleaned a lot of things up, and..." June 10

  • Houston Mayor's Office -- Colin Kaepernick Should Put Money Where His Mouth Is

    TMZ "If Colin Kaepernick is "truly remorseful" about the stupid, insensitive comments he made about Houston floods -- he should let his wallet do the talking and DONATE ... so say reps for the Mayor of Houston. After the 49ers quarterback apologized for mocking the deadly floods on social media..." May 27

  • Colin Kaepernick apologizes, deletes post about Houston flooding

    ESPN "Colin Kaepernick, who has nearly 1.3 million followers on Instagram and 755,000 Twitter followers, deleted and then apologized Tuesday for a social media post that trivialized the deadly floods in the Houston area, much of Texas and Oklahoma. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who uses the..." May 27

  • Kaepernick developing chemistry with Reggie Bush

    CSN Bay Area "General manager Trent Baalke said he has already detected a noticeable difference in the speed that has been added to the 49ers’ offense this offseason. Baalke, speaking Tuesday on SiriusXM NFL Radio, was asked specifically about the additions of wide receiver Torrey Smith and running back..." May 13

  • 49ers’ Anquan Boldin advises Colin Kaepernick to be wary of advice

    Sacramento Bee "Some observers insist the 49ers' Colin Kaepernick needs to become a more dedicated pocket passer. Others are adamant that his strength is his athleticism and that he should run more often. Anquan Boldin's advice to his quarterback? "To be honest with you, I just think he has to just block..." April 08

  • Warner: Kaepernick must remain a QB longer before running

    CSN Bay Area "Two-time NFL MVP Kurt Warner’s goal for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick this offseason was to wait longer in the pocket as a passer before using his athleticism as a crutch. Warner appeared Monday with former Raiders quarterback and 2002 league MVP Rich Gannon, on The SiriusXM Blitz. He said..." April 06

  • Kaepernick's base salary for 2015 now fully guaranteed

    CSN Bay Area "Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who received a $12.3 million signing bonus last June when he signed a contract extension with the 49ers, is now guaranteed his entire 2015 base salary. Kaepernick’s $10.4 million base salary for the upcoming season became fully guaranteed on Wednesday as he remains..." April 01

  • 49ers GM Baalke denies Kaepernick on trade block

    CSN Bay Area "General manager Trent Baalke strongly denied a report late Sunday night that the 49ers are seeking to trade quarterback Colin Kaepernick. “Colin is our quarterback and we are excited to have him,” Baalke said in a statement. “He is not going anywhere. The media reports suggesting otherwise are..." March 09

  • Not the offseason to look for Kaepernick’s replacement

    Sacramento Bee "Jim Tomsula last week at least tapped the brakes on the notion that the 49ers will rely on Colin Kaepernick’s legs far more heavily than they have in the past. After all, it wasn’t as if Kaepernick was nailed to the floor in 2014. He ran more times for more yards and with a higher average than he..." March 01

  • SF wants to use Colin Kaepernick's legs more

    Sacramento Bee "The 49ers have spent the last few offseasons thinking about how to beat the Seahawks. They’re spending this one figuring out how to be like the Seahawks. No team in recent seasons has been better at squeezing the most from its resources, something the 49ers’ decision-makers feel they can..." February 03

  • CEO York tells how Kaepernick can thrive as 49ers’ QB

    San Francisco Chronicle "There was one impossible-to-miss-takeaway from Jed York’s interview in Arizona on Friday: The 49ers’ owner believes his revamped coaching staff will do a better job of putting players in a “position to make plays.” York used some variation of that nebulous phrase on five occasions during the..." January 31

  • Jeff Garcia disagrees with Kap's choice to train with Warner

    CSN Bay Area "Former 49ers quarterback Jeff Garcia disagreed with Colin Kaepernick's choice to train with two-time league MVP Kurt Warner. Garcia tweeted an article from the Santa Rosa Press Democrat titled 'Colin Kaepernick's coach choice couldn't be more wrong for job,' and added, "I didn't say it but I..." January 09