Kaepernick selling Bay Area home, says 49ers future is unrelated

Colin Kaepernick is selling his home in the Bay Area, but he says that doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with his future with the 49ers.

Asked why Kaepernick is selling the home, he said through a team spokesperson that it’s an “investment decision.” If you’re interested in making an investment yourself, the 4,600-square foot house in San Jose is listed at $2.895 million.

That may be true, but would Kaepernick be planning to unload his investment in Bay Area real estate if he believed he had a long future playing in the Bay Area? Kaepernick restructured his contract with the 49ers this season, ripping up a contract that kept him with the team through 2020 for a new deal that has just one more year — a year Kaepernick can choose to void.

Kaepernick has been playing well enough lately that he may have a better free agent market in the offseason than anyone would have suggested just a few weeks ago. So it won’t be surprising if Kaepernick opts out of his contract and tests free agency, where he’ll hope to get more than the $2.895 million he’s hoping to get for his house.