Colin Kaepernick reportedly won’t take pay cut

Colin Kaepernick
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Colin Kaepernick reportedly will not take a pay cut to play for the Denver Broncos.

While this is a Kansas City Chiefs site, sometimes we need to look at the AFC West.

The Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl last season and are hoping to repeat, but the offseason has not been kind. General manager John Elway watched as Malik Jackson, Evan Mathis, Danny Trevathan, David Bruton and Brock Osweiler moved on in free agency. Coupled with Peyton Manning’s retirement, the Broncos were desperate for a quarterback and traded for Mark Sanchez.

There were still ample rumors that Colin Kaepernick would be coming shortly via trade, but apparently that isn’t happening.

If Kaepernick won’t take a pay cut form his $11.7 million salary this season, it’s all over. Denver has the least cap space of any team in the league and while it can create some, it won’t be enough to fit Kaepernick. There has been talk of the 49ers taking some of the salary, but reports say they won’t do that. San Francisco likely could be convinced to reconsider, but for a much better compensation package.

So, this means Denver will likely be going into training camp with a 2015 seventh-round pick, Sanchez and a rookie. Good times!