Colin Kaepernick has been out of the league for four years.
But many view him as the face of the NFL for his national anthem protest that is once again sweeping the league.
And Commissioner Roger Goodell said something about Kaepernick’s career that will make you shake your head.
In an interview with ESPN’s Mike Greenberg, Roger Goodell says he would “welcome” a team to sign the washed up QB.
“I welcome that, support a club making that decision and encourage them to do that,” Goodell stated.
Kaepernick had two good seasons. In 2012, he took over as starter halfway through the season after Alex Smith went down to injury and helped take the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl. The 49ers were 6-2 before Kaepernick took the helm.
In 2013, Kaepernick went 12-4 as a starter and ranked 8th in the league in QBR.
But as defenses began to figure out his game, his record plummeted. In the following seasons he went 8-8, 2-6, and 1-10 as a starter.
He flamed out and lost his job to Blaine Gabbert.
Kaepernick will turn 33 this fall.
In 2019, he put on a workout that was attended by several teams including the Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Redskins, New York Jets, and his former team, the 49ers.
Scouts reported that he still has the arms strength to play in the league, but his timing and accuracy were rusty to say the least.
Ultimately no team wanted to take the bait.
But with the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, some teams may be willing to sign Kaepernick to appeal to the social justice warrior crowd.
The rumor mill is already swirling and the Baltimore Ravens have emerged as a top potential landing spot.
Greg Roman, the Ravens’ Offensive Coordinator, was the 49ers O-Coordinator when Kaepernick played there.
Roman helped Lamar Jackson emerge as the 2019 NFL MVP.
The Houston Texans have also been rumored to be a potential landing spot for Kaepernick.
Their star QB, Deshaun Watson has been rumored to not want to re-sign with the team when his contract comes up.
And Coach Bill O’Brien recently stated that he would kneel with players during the national anthem.
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