The Jets were named as a team potentially interested in trading for Colin Kaepernick a few days ago. The Cleveland Browns were one of the two teams named as competition along with the Denver Broncos. The Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports the Browns would potentially be willing to give up a third round pick for Kaepernick.
The Browns are willing to give up their third-round pick for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, but the trade is contingent on restructuring Kaepernick's $19 million a year contract, sources told cleveland.com.
The 49ers actually want a second-round pick, but might be willing to take the Browns' third considering it's the second pick in that round, No. 65 overall.
It is not clear how serious the Jets actually were about Kaepernick. It is possible their interest was to try and make Ryan Fitzpatrick budge in his contract demands, seeing that his job was potentially at risk.
If the Jets were serious, this should drive them out. A second day pick for a total reclamation project? A third rounder for a guy who hasn't grown at all as a player in four years? A pick that high for a quarterback who just got benched for Blaine Gabbert? No thanks.