As the trainwreck of this offseason unwinds, the fate of the team, it’s direction, who their QB is, and many other burning questions, still remain in the dark. And anything likely won’t come to light any time soon. However, the upcoming combine should provide a whole new plethora of innuendo and rumor. Gather enough football people together in the same location, and you guarantee a whirlwind of unsubstantiated truthisms flying around. I’m sure the Kappy trade talk will get bandied about out in strip clubs and bars all over Indianapolis. Wherever the team execs, scouts, and agents hang out.
In the 49ers case, the frenzy revolves around our once and future quarterback. As I said even before Chip was hired that it would be interesting to see what Kaepernick and hip could do together, it just may happen. The Colin camp has already leaked out the fact that he would like to go to the Jets. However, the Jets are likely going with Fitzpatrick, and have to account for Mo Wilkerson’s $$$. So that’s probably a non-starter. There are a ton of team that need QBs, and certainly ones that need a guy who could step right in, but the truth remains, his best shot at being successful is likely to be right here with Chip.
The best bet for a trade would seem to be Houston. They managed to get into the playoffs with a strong defense and a weak-ass division. Any kind of consistency from the QB position would help them immensely. Throw in the fact that they wont be getting a Goff type guy since their draft position is low, they can take a mid-round QB and hand the job to Kaepernick.
An interesting destination that I thought of would be Chicago. The Bears HAVE to be frustrated with the inconsistency that is Jay Cutler. Plus he’s not getting any younger, so at least giving Kappy a shot to displace the mistake at the bottom of the lake is a possibility. Other than that, lots of unknown guys will get their chance to shine, and a lot of studs will blow this combine off. Seeing as we need help just about everywhere, I’m sure the ‘brain(fart)trust’ will keep their eyes peeled.