Shanahan explains why 49ers didn't bring back Kaepernick

49ers HC on Kap: 'I think he can still have success'

Karl Buscheck
July 27, 2017 - 1:11 pm

On the heels of a report that Colin Kaepernick has drawn the “interest” of the Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan explained why his team opted not to bring back the polarizing quarterback.

“I looked solely into where I wanted to go with the offensive scheme,” Shanahan said. “I think Colin's had a lot of success in this league and I think he still can have success, but you've got to commit to a certain type of scheme that gives him the best chance to succeed.”

“I think when we knew we didn't want to fully bring him in as the starter, I thought that was a big commitment to make for a guy that I wasn't sure would be the starter.”

Listen in on Shanahan's full comments on Kaepernick in the video below, via 95.7 The Game's John Dickinson:

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network and NFL.com provides the background on the Kap-Ravens connection:

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