John Elway offers misleading statement on Broncos pursuit of Colin Kaepernick

Chad Kelly bumped up to No. 2 quarterback in Denver

Broncos general manager John Elway was asked during a press conference Thursday if the team will consider signing Colin Kaepernick as a veteran backup.

Denver Broncos quarterback Chad Kelly, nephew of Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, has been promoted to the second string signal caller on the depth chart. "I don't know if I'm legally able to say this, but he's had his chance to be here", Elway said, according to Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic. "As I said in my deposition ... he's had his chance to be here".

Kaepernick, did in fact have a chance to join Denver in during the 2016 offseason; the Niners and Broncos talked for a couple of weeks about a trade, and reportedly settled on the parameters of the deal.

Though Keenum has never missed time due to injury, Elway doesn't want to take any chances. The contract was offered before Kaepernick started protesting.

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Kaepernick completed 59.2% of his passes, averaged 6.8 yards per attempt and threw 16 touchdowns with four interceptions in 12 games for the 49ers in the 2016 campaign, his last in the league.

Back in May, Elway gave a deposition for the lawyers of Kaepernick in his collusion case against the NFL.

Kaepernick hasn't played in the National Football League since starting 11 games for the 49ers during the 2016 season, during which the 30-year-old began kneeling in protest of police brutality and racial inequality in the US justice system.

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