REPORT: Bengals Players Want Colin Kaepernick To Replace Andy Dalton
After a 13-9 loss to the Houston Texans in which the team failed to produce a touchdown for the second straight game (at home, no less), there are rumblings within the locker room. The players want a change to be made.
Head coach Marvin Lewis has already fired the offensive coordinator, but that is not enough. Bengals players want to see a change at the quarterback position as well.
According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, there are some players in the Bengals locker room that are fed up with quarterback Andy Dalton’s play. They want him to be replaced immediately.
Dalton is completing 54 percent of his passes for a terrible average of six yards per attempt. Poor A.J. Green’s talent is just being wasted away in Cincinnati as a result.
Florio reported that many players in the locker room would love to see the franchise make a switch from Andy Dalton to Colin Kaepernick.
“This means that A.J. McCarron would take over, if Dalton is indeed benched. But there’s a feeling among some of the players that the Bengals should go off the board and consider bringing in Colin Kaepernick.
Yes, Colin Kaepernick. Though there’s no indication that the team would consider making such a move, zero touchdowns and nine points in two full games can cause a team to start turning over stones in search of answer.”
Keep in mind that it’s only the players who want to see this change. Nobody in the front office has commented on whether they would sign the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback or not.