Montreal Alouettes of the CFL Are Interested in Signing Colin Kaepernick
As we head into Week 4 of the season, Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned. It’s largely due to his protest during the national anthem last year, which garnered a lot of unwanted attention—attention that teams would rather avoid.
He might not be receiving any attention from any franchises in America, but there’s at least one franchise across the border that would love to have him on the roster.
The Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League reportedly have reached out to the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, according to PFT.
“The Montreal Alouettes of the CFL say they have reached out to Kaepernick’s agent but did not receive a reply. A source close to Kaepernick told PFT that Kaepernick is not interested in playing Canadian football.
Alouettes G.M. and interim head coach Kavis Reed said it hasn’t gone beyond the team making sure Kaepernick’s agent knows they have Kaepernick’s CFL rights.”
This is what Reed had to say about contacting Kaepernick and how he feels about his talent.
“There’s been no conversation about Colin coming here,” Reed said. “It was just to let them know we had his rights and if there was anything they were interested in to get back to us. There’s been no call back from his agent . . . that’s where it stands.”
“To me, he’s a very good player,” Reed said. “Take all the movement stuff aside. He’s a young man that we feel has a very good football IQ. He has taken a team to a championship level. The talent’s there. As a GM, you have to look at the talent. It’s incumbent on us to explore it.”
It seems as if Kaepernick is dead set on making a return to the NFL, whether it be later this year or next year.