Found June 03, 2013 on NFL Trade Rumors:
Sports Illustrated’s Peter King wrote Monday in his MMQB blog that the Oakland Raiders back in April 2011 tried to trade up for rookie quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Obviously the San Francisco 49ers did so before Oakland, but how different would the bay area be had that transaction occured? Radiers head coach Hue Jackson told King that ”I think about it all the time, believe me,” and that there’s “no question in my mind we wanted it to happen, and no question I thought it could happen. We wanted the kid in the worst way.” When asked by King himself whether there was substance to the Kaepernick-to-Oakland talk, Kaepernick said “Coach Jackson told me before the draft they were going to do everything they could to try to get me… I thought there was a good chance they’d pick me. I never heard anything from the 49ers before the draft after I worked out for them [at Nevada]. I just figured they weren’t interested.” King also reiterates that Kaepernick was the highest rated passer the Raiders
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