NFL Teams That Should Consider Signing Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaeprnick has long fought against social injustice even before George Floyd was killed by the Minneapolis Police Department. Kaepernick first took a knee in August of 2016 before a preseason game while he was with the San Francisco 49ers. Almost four years later and he’s still fighting the same fight. Kaepernick last took an NFL snap in 2016 playing for the 49ers just 3 years after he led them to the Super Bowl. There have been rumors swirling around the NFL world that Kaepernick will be on an NFL roster for the 2020 season. It will not be an easy road for Kaepernick to find his way onto an NFL roster but with all the social change going on, now is the time. Here are 5 teams that would make a good fit for Kaepernick to play in the NFL once again
This is the best fit all around for Kaepernick to continue his NFL career. Greg Roman, who maximized Kaepernick’s skills while in San Francisco, is the offensive coordinator for Baltimore and turned Lamar Jackson into an MVP. The scheme fit is great as Jackson and Kaepernick have very similar skill sets. The Ravens do currently have Robert Griffin lll and Trace McSorley on the roster as backup QBs but neither of them have the talent Kaepernick does. Kaepernick provides a great insurance policy if Jackson goes down with an injury. John Harbaugh will be able to ask his brother Jim Harbaugh (coached Kaepernick with 49ers) about the talent Kaepernick possesses. Kaepernick will want to start in the NFL again and this could be the best chance to revitalize his career.
Ryan Tannehill, last year’s veteran backup, became the starter midseason and is now the starter going forward. Right now the other 2 quarterbacks on the roster are Logan Woodside and Cole McDonald, neither have taken a NFL snap. Coach Vrabel may prefer a veteran QB on the roster especially after how last season went. Kaepernick would be an excellent fit into an offense that leans heavily on Derrick Henry and play-action. Kaepernick could find his way on the field sooner than later depending on how Tannehill performs.
The Arizona Cardinals have their quarterback of their future in Kyler Murray. Behind him they have 6 year backup Brett Hundley and Drew Anderson. Kaepernick is a dual-threat QB just like Murray and has experience playing in the NFC West. Kaepernick would provide the Cardinals with a reliable QB if Murray goes down with injury. Coach Kingsbury could even have some offensive packages that could include both Murray and Kaepernick on the field together.
The Jacksonville Jaguars provide Kaepernick the best chance to see the field early. The Jaguars right now have Gardner Minshew, Mike Glennon, Josh Dobbs and rookie Jake Luton on their roster. None of those quarterbacks strike fear in their opponents like Kaepernick would. The fanbase loved and embraced Minshew when he became the starter but that could soon go away if they start losing again. With Kaepernick as their starter, he and Leonard Fournette could put together an offense similar to what Tennessee did with Henry and Tannehill last season.
Los Angeles Rams
The Rams seem like a good fit for Colin Kaepernick for multiple reasons. First being in Los Angeles provides him a great opportunity to continue to fight for racial equality in one of the biggest markets in the NFL. Secondly, other than Jared Goff the other quarterbacks on the roster are John Wolford, Bryce Perkins and Josh Love. Colin Kaepernick would be a massive upgrade to that quarterback room. The most important reason Kaepernick should sign with the Rams would be Sean McVay. Goff is a good pocket passer but putting Kaepernick’s dual threat ability with Mcvay’s offensive schemes sounds like a match made in heaven.