SANTA CLARA, CA – SEPTEMBER 14: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on during the second quarter of their game against the Chicago Bears at Levi’s Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The seemingly never-ending saga that is the relationship between the San Francisco 49ers and Colin Kaepernick appears that it might be coming to an end sooner rather than later.

According to Adam Schefter, 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke told ESPN’s Bob Holtzman that the quarterback could be traded as early as this week. Which, that might not come as a surprise to anybody, but things seem to have settled since February and March.

Baalke told ESPN, “I wouldn’t say we are out there looking for it, but I wouldn’t rule it out.”

The 49ers reportedly like Blaine Gabbert, who finished out the 2015 season as the team’s starter. Teams that have had interest in Kaepernick include the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets, with the Broncos now appearing to be the leader.

The San Francisco 49ers have the 7th overall pick in the NFL Draft which begins tomorrow night, but selecting a quarterback at that position would be considered a reach by many. There’s still plenty of time for things to change for the 49ers, as we’ve seen some interesting moves in past years on draft night. Not to mention we’ve already seen teams move out of the top two picks in the draft.

The team has 12 total draft picks, and regardless of whether or not they’re able to move Kaepernick, seeing them take a quarterback in a later round would not be a surprise. But if Schefter’s information is accurate, they’ll need to with Kaepernick gone.


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Harry Lyles Jr. is an Atlanta-based writer, and a Georgia State University graduate.