Night net The 49ers "absolutely" want Colin Kaepernick to be in their plans in 2016. Kaepernick still wants to be traded.The funny thing is, the quarterback coming off his worst Night net season needs the Niners a lot more than they need him. MORE: Top 10 49ers players of all timeFor starters, Kaepernick's heart may not be in San Francisco, but that's where his best chance for big money is. If he stays and do
es his job well enough, he can reap a $16 million reward. It's hard to trade an underperforming quarterback who's at Kaepernick's salary level, because the acquiring team has to both pay him and give up draft picks. Why would anyone want to bite?The Jets, his reported team of choice, can see they can keep Ryan Fitzpatrick, who's coming off his best Night net season, for a lot less. They already know he's a great fit for Chan Gailey's offense.MORE: Brandon Marshall doesn't want Kap on JetsIf another team wants to take a shot at a QB who's damaged but promising athletic goods, it wouldn't need to give up anything to take a flyer on a hungrier Robert Griffin III.Kaepernick needs to shake off his grudge with the 49ers organization. He should see that he needs to give Chip Kelly a real shot. Kelly can make the best use of his best assets: his strong arm and running ability. It will be a lot harder for Kaepernick to start from scratch somewhere else and try to redevelop into the special QB he once was. Kaepernick is silly to think the Niners didn't hire Kelly with him in mind most.That's a commitment to him, and it would behoove him to show the same commitment to them.The 49ers have the seventh pick in the draft, with a shot at Carson Wentz, Jared Goff or Paxton Lynch. Heck, they even aren't ruling out the possibility that Blaine Gabbert could remain a starting option if Kaepernick proves not to be up the task of starting for Kelly.MORE: Every Night net team's absolute worst contractIn short, they have options. Kaepernick is trying to throw away his best one. At this point, he's not in a position to demand anything. He's the one who hasn't worked hard enough to maintain the edge he once had as the league's most dynamic athletic passer.Before he can have his pick of where he wants to go, he needs to take advantage of where he is to get things right, to get back on track toward being a $20 million-a-year quarterback.He should be excited for the change that Kelly brings, instead of refusing to change his stance. When you want to be seen as one of the top leaders at the position, an unwillingness to fight through adversity on and off the field is a bad look. Kaepernick should seize the opportunity to ace Year 1 with Kelly. Then he can really be in control of the situation.If the 49ers get the right offer, it wouldn't be too hard to say goodbye to Kaepernick. At that point, Kaepernick would be saying goodbye to his best chance at succeeding in the Night net again.