The San Francisco 49ers have no intentions of trading quarterback Colin Kaepernick, despite rumored reports suggesting they are shopping him.
Upon learning of Houston's KBME radio report that San Francisco put Kaepernick on the trading block, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke didn't hesitate to shoot down the rumor.
“Colin is our quarterback and we are excited to have him,” Baalke said in a statement, according to ProFootballTalk. "He is not going anywhere. The media reports suggesting otherwise are without merit and, quite frankly, ridiculous.”
Considering the 49ers re-signed Kaepernick to a six-year, $126 million extension with $61 million guaranteed last June, keeping him with the franchise through 2020, it's easy to understand Baalke's disappointment and irritation over a rumored report suggesting they were trying to move the young QB.
Kaepernick threw for a career-high 3,369 yards with 19 touchdowns last season but failed to lead the 49ers to a postseason berth.
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