Colin Kaepernick appears to have a ton of interest in 2020 and his name is suddenly being linked to several franchises.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler was asked over the weekend on SportsCenter on which teams could be interested in Kaepernick:
“A couple of options: Tennessee Titans, because they love to run that play action. Ryan Tannehill, using his athleticism. They don’t have a natural backup right now, so that would be a good fit.
“And then the dearth of quarterback quality in places like Washington and Jacksonville, those are options potentially. And then the Los Angeles Chargers because they have Justin Herbert, the rookie, if they want to give him a true redshirt year they could roll with Tyrod Taylor, an athletic quarterback, with Kaepernick right behind him.”
For the majority of his tenure with the 49ers, Kaepernick played under offensive coordinator Greg Roman, who would later join the Buffalo Bills that featured current Chargers Head coach Anthony Lynn.
Kaepernick, who hasn’t appeared in a game since 2016, became a popular yet divisive figure in sports and American politics after kick-starting a player-led protest over police brutality.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he told NFL Media’s Steve Wyche at the time. “To me, this is bigger than football, and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
He became a free agent in March 2017 and hasn’t received another NFL opportunity.
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