Saturday 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick met with Broncos general manager John Elway and trade talks have once again heated up. The two teams have agreed on the terms of the trade, which is said to be a mid-round pick according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The last component is Kaepernick and the Broncos agreeing to a restructured contract.
The thought of Kaepernick coming to the AFC West has Raiders newest linebacker, Bruce Irvin, chomping at the bit.
RT @MrMrRaW: @BIrvin_WVU11 we chillin. Word on the street is you get to do more of this pic.twitter.com/x5xU1Mc3x6— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) April 3, 2016
Irvin and Kapernick have been rivals in the NFC West the past five seasons, four of which with Kaepernick as the 49ers starting quarterback, with Irvin sacking Kaepernick in each of their two meetings during the 2014 season. In fact, the 49ers haven't beaten the Seahawks since 2013, a streak of four straight regular season losses as well as losing to Irvin and the Seahawks in the 2013 NFC Championship game en route the Seahawks Super Bowl win over... the Broncos.
If Kaepernick gets traded to Denver, the two of them will be reunited twice a year, perhaps with a few more intimate meetings in the Broncos' backfield just as they did in the 49ers backfield.