Colin Kaepernick RUMORS & NEWS

  • Joe Namath thinks Jets should work to bring Colin Kaepernick to Gang Green

    New York Daily News "Joe Namath didn’t offer any trademark guarantees, but the greatest quarterback in Jets history believes that Colin Kaepernick might make sense for a franchise starving for a long-term solution at the game’s most important position. The Daily News’ report last week that Kaepernick wants out of..." February 09

  • Harbaugh loves Kaepernick: 'He'll flourish'

    CSN Bay Area "It is uncertain where quarterback Colin Kaepernick will play next season, but his former coach is sure that he will be productive wherever he ends up. “He’ll flourish,” former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said Friday morning during an appearance at Moscone Center leading up to Super Bowl 50. “He’s..." February 05

  • 49ers still very likely to trade Colin Kaepernick?

    The Sports Daily "The hiring of Chip Kelly as the San Francisco 49ers’ new head coach might not be enough to keep quarterback Colin Kaepernick from being traded away this offseason. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the 49ers are still “very likely” to deal their 28-year-old quarterback before the..." February 04

  • Report: Source disputes rumor Kaepernick wants to play for Jets

    The Score "There's no truth to a report that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick wants to play for the New York Jets, a source told Dom Cosentino of NJ.com. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News dropped a bombshell Tuesday with a report that Kaepernick not only wants out of San Francisco,..." February 03

  • Colin Kaepernick wants out of 49ers, in with Jets next season: sources

    New York Daily News "The Jets’ decades-long search for a franchise quarterback could unexpectedly land them one of the most dynamic players in the league. The Daily News has learned that embattled 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick wants out of San Francisco after a forgettable 2015 that included on-field struggles..." February 03

  • Simms, Esiason criticize Kaepernick, 49ers

    The Score "With San Francisco playing host to Super Bowl 50, former quarterbacks turned media personalities Phil Simms and Boomer Esiason are being asked about the 49ers and specifically Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick struggled mightily in 2015, losing his starting job to Blaine Gabbert after completing 59..." February 02

  • 49ers owner declares “fresh start” for Colin Kaepernick

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers have hired their head coach and assembled their next staff. But the most intriguing question remains: Who will start under center in the Chip Kelly era? Kelly, general manager Trent Baalke and CEO Jed York have mostly remained hush on the matter, but they've contributed tidbits here..." January 29

  • Cam Newton’s success should be a boon to 49ers’ Kaepernick

    Sacramento Bee "Two years ago, Colin Kaepernick beat Cam Newton in Newton's own building in the playoffs. He even mimicked Newton's "Superman" pose following a four-yard touchdown run in the third quarter of the divisional-round game in Charlotte, N.C. Kaepernick was on top of the world; Newton was dealing..." January 25

  • Chip Kelly doesn't give ringing endorsement for Colin Kaepernick

    Yahoo! Sports "The most interesting part of Chip Kelly being hired by the San Francisco 49ers was what he'll do with quarterback Colin Kaepernick. On one hand, the fit between Kelly and Kaepernick seems great. Kaepernick has skills that seem to work well in Kelly's offense, and giving him fewer reads might..." January 20

  • Report: Mike Shanahan did not want Colin Kaepernick

    Larry Brown Sports "The future of Colin Kaepernick may have been the deciding factor for the San Francisco 49ers in choosing between Mike Shanahan and Chip Kelly. According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, one of the main reasons the 49ers went with Kelly over Shanahan was that Shanahan wanted to move on from..." January 20

  • The 49ers didn't tell Colin Kaepernick they were hiring Chip Kelly

    CBS Sports "When the 49ers made the decision to hire Chip Kelly on Thursday, Colin Kaepernick found out the same way that almost everyone else did: on the Internet. According to the San Jose Mercury News, there was zero contact between the 49ers and Kaepernick during the team's 11-day coaching search,..." January 16

  • Colin Kaepernick jerseys taken off clearance after Chip Kelly hiring

    Larry Brown Sports "The San Francisco 49ers have hired Chip Kelly as their next head coach, and all indications are that the move will provide Colin Kaepernick with a shot at redemption. The Niners’ team store certainly indicates that will be the case. After the 49ers announced that they reached a deal with..." January 15

  • Colin Kaepernick reveals injuries — including rod in leg — he’s coped with during 49ers career

    San Jose Mercury News "Colin Kaepernick revealed Monday that he’s played his entire 49ers career with a rod in his lower, left leg. That’s not the only injury he’s dealt with, it turns out. With his 2016 fate unclear, Kaepernick is heading Tuesday to Vail, Colo., to have his right thumb, left knee and recently..." January 05

  • 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick schedules thumb surgery for Wednesday

    SI "San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has thumb surgery tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, which could take three months to recover from, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee. Kaepernick finished the season with 1,615 yards and six touchdowns with a 78.5 passer rating in..." January 04

  • 49ers meet with Colin Kaepernick, still open to QB's return in 2016

    ESPN "The San Francisco 49ers and quarterback Colin Kaepernick met last week, and the team expressed that it's open to bringing him back and hasn't closed door on his return, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Kaepernick, who underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left..." December 06

  • 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

    NFL.com "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

    NFL.com "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

    NFL.com "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 CSNBayArea.com, 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 FoxSports.com, 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. NFL.com’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

    Covers.com "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 MediaTakeOut.com, 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

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