The discussion around Colin Kaepernick‘s NFL future has become a prominent topic of conversation around the league. The recent social issues that have arisen that have led to more significant support from players have eased the apprehension from teams to talk about potentially bringing aboard the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback. That list can now include another NFL team that could have interest in signing him in the Philadelphia Eagles.
Push for Colin Kaepernick’s NFL return
Throughout the entire process, Colin Kaepernick has remained firm with his desire to continue playing in the NFL.
The 32-year-old hasn’t been awarded many opportunities over nearly the last four years since he departed from the 49ers. Instead, he has been passed on on many occasions when he was more than qualified to compete. It has been the perceived distractions that he will bring off the field that has prevented teams from working him out.
Kaepernick certainly has the talent that belongs in the league, but it’s a team that believes that outweighs the constant media scrutiny that will come with him around. There hadn’t been much of a public push for him to get another shot, but that has progressively changed in the last several days with a few teams voicing their potential interest in him.
Eagles expressed interest in Colin Kaepernick doesn’t make sense
There have been a few teams that have thrown their names in the mix as possible landing spots for Colin Kaepernick.
The latest is the Philadelphia Eagles as head coach Doug Pederson voiced to 94 WIP Sports Radio on Wednesday that his team could look into the scenario that may see him step in as a backup to Carson Wentz.
“I think it’s something that if a team or even us were in a situation, we would look at all possibilities and scenarios,” Pederson said of Kaepernick. “The one thing you have to keep in mind is he hasn’t played in a couple years. That still doesn’t mean he couldn’t come in and be a backup and learn your system and do those things for you. It’s not out of the realm or possibility that could happen.”
The Eagles’ quarterback situation has already become quite interesting as the team drafted former Oklahoma standout Jalen Hurts in this year’s draft. That alone has raised some eyebrows toward Wentz’s long-term future with the franchise, let alone his starter status.
Kaepernick’s addition would create more questions while making their quarterback room that much more crowded with players that could each vie for an NFL starting job. Although the gesture is welcomed that the Eagles could bring him aboard, it’s a scenario that doesn’t make much logical sense.
Will an NFL team sign Colin Kaepernick?
It has been more than the Eagles that have thrown their name in the mix as possibly vying for Colin Kaepernick’s services.
The Los Angeles Chargers and Las Vegas Raiders are among the teams that could make a run at signing Kaepernick. That all comes after commissioner Roger Goodell encouraged teams to add the 32-year-old to their roster.
It’s hard to gauge that this increased chatter will lead to Kaepernick getting signed by an NFL team, but it’s a definite push in the right direction. All talk only means something if a franchise does step up to sign him to a deal to give him that chance to prove he can still be a viable quarterback in the league.