The issues Colin Kaepernick knelt for years ago have risen to the surface once more, and the possibility of the quarterback returning to the NFL is growing. If Kaepernick does return to football, these are the franchises we think he could end up with.
The Texans aren’t looking for a starter thanks to Deshaun Watson’s skills leading the offense. Still, solid number two is always a good backup plan, and there is plenty of room in the cap space for Colin Kaepernick. With rumors that A.J. McCarron would be open to moving on, there could be a space that Kap could fill as a runner or Watson backup.
Kansas City Chiefs
Colin Kaepernick wouldn’t be the main guy in Kansas City, but Kap would provide more than capable backup. With Mahomes missing a couple of games last season, it was a reminder that not all quarterbacks are invincible. Andy Reid has been known to make polarizing quarterback moves before, and there’s nothing to say he wouldn’t again.
Mahomes has become outspoken about the NFL’s need to do more for social justice, so the starter would be unlikely to protest Kap joining the roster. The Chiefs would allow Kaepernick to put himself in the shop window for 2021 by moving to Kansas City.
One major reason why Kaepernick could find himself lining up with the Ravens is offensive coordinator Greg Roman. While Kaepernick was unleashing his skills in San Francisco, Roman was the man behind the plan. Roman continues to work wonders, and his partnership with Lamar Jackson speaks for itself. Kap would be the number two QB, but he no longer would provide the distraction that NFL franchises originally feared with the nation rallying behind his original message.
There are still plenty of uncertainties regarding Kaepernick’s return to the NFL, but if he does come back, then these franchises are the ones that make sense.