Colin Kaepernick – Several NFL Teams Reportedly Interested In Signing Him As Backup Quarterback

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick – Several NFL Teams Reportedly Interested In Signing Him As Backup Quarterback

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick could be making his highly-anticipated return after a three-year absence from the league. Several teams have reportedly shared interest in signing the ex-49ers starting QB. On Wednesday (June 17th), an NFL insider said more teams are drawing serious interest in bringing Colin Kaepernick on as a potential backup ahead of the 2020 season. According to the insider,

“It feels like there is far, far more interest in Colin Kaepernick right now than there really has been at any time in the last three or four years. There was some interest there (in 2019). It feels like more interest now. Whether or not Colin Kaepernick gets signed, I do not know, but the interest in potentially signing him to be a backup or compete for a backup job is very real.”

Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said Wednesday (June 17th) that Colin Kaepernick is on the team’s workout list as he has the quarterback style Los Angeles is seeking.

“It would be something I think any team would have to explore with a talent of that caliber that is available under these circumstances. I know he has a high IQ at the position. It comes down to physical shape and his ability to do what he does. You can figure out real quick where he is in his career after an intense workout.”

Colin Kaepernick

As reported, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has recently shared his support for Kaepernick’s return to the league, encouraging teams to sign the QB and saying he’d welcome the former Super Bowl starter. Roger Goodell’s newfound defense of Kaepernick has been part of a broader, league-wide commitment to aid against racial justice Kaepernick raised during his 2016 protests that garnered national attention. Roger Goodell says in a video,

“It has been a difficult time for our country, in particular black people in our country. First my condolences to the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and all the families who have endured police brutality. We, the National Football League, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of black people.  We, the National Football League, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest. We, the National Football League, believe black lives matter.”





Roger Goodell continued,

 “I personally protest with you and want to be part of the much-needed change in this country. Without black players, there would be no National Football League.”

Authored by: Gregory Molette