According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is expected to opt out of his contract and become a free agent in March.
Kaepernick’s play has declined in recent years after a promising start to his career. Since leading the 49ers to a Super Bowl appearance in his first year as a starter, the Nevada product has failed to hold onto the reins of the 49ers offense.
His departure will leave the 49ers with an abundance of cap space to spend this offseason. This bodes well for their chances of pursuing coveted free agent Kirk Cousins this spring. If the Washington Redskins are unable to retain Cousins, look for the 49ers to make a big push for the Pro-Bowl passer.
The 49ers organization appears to be undergoing a complete overhaul, with Kyle Shanahan likely to replace Chip Kelly’s head coach post and now Kaepernick leaving.
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