San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is on the block and it looks like he'll land with a marquee franchise in the AFC.
"I believe that Colin Kaepernick is the target for the Denver Broncos," Mike Silver said on NFL Network Thursday. "I believe the 49ers are amenable to trading him. And whether it's a 3 (third round pick), a 2 (second round pick), if that's what it takes ... I think right now they're doing the dance. But right now I expect the Denver Broncos to go out and get Colin Kaepernick as he's their top option."
The other team in the mix for Kaepnerick's services through a trade are the Jets, who have made little progress in their attempts to re-sign Ryan Fitzpatrick.
The New York Daily News reported in early February that Kaepernick's preferred trade destination is New York and even back then - when it seemed certain Fitzpatrick was going to return - there was mutual interest by the Jets' organization.
After Silver's "Kaepernick to the 49ers" report, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweeted, "If #Jets don't land Colin Kaepernick, expect them to inquire about #Texans QB Brian Hoyer. They already traded for one #Texans QB last year."
Jets GM Mike Maccagnan comes from the Texans organization but Hoyer was not with Houston during Maccagnan's tenure in Texas.
Hoyer threw 19 touchdown passes and was picked off seven times in 11 regular season games with the Texans last season but he spit the bit in the playoffs - throwing four picks in a 30-0 blowout loss to the Chiefs.