The Chiefs sent backup QB Chase Daniels to the Eagles..
So now we have no real veteran back up quarterback if Alex Smith goes down. Yes, we have our No. 1 draft pick Patrick Mahomes, who has of course no experience in the NFL.
And we all want to see what he can do, but if KC is a contender you want someone who can step in and win.
So why not Colin Kaepernick?.
Kaepernick was once the darling and future of then Super Bowl team San Francisco. The dude who took Alex Smith’s job.
Then Kaepernick became a distraction when he didn’t stand for the national anthem two seasons back. I don’t agree with what he did, but it was his right to protest if he so desired.
In any case, that’s over now.
Is that any worse than Tyreek Hill‘s checkered past?
In the NFL does it really matter?
Kaepernick played well last year on a bad San Fran team with 16 touchdowns, only 4 INT’S, 2,241 yards in the air, 468 yards on the ground and 2 TD’s.
He had a 90.7 quarterback rating.
That’s very good with a team that didn’t lend him much help.
He certainly didn’t have the weapons KC had.
Now the Jets and the Seahawks have passed him over for lesser backups (or starters in the Jets case).
Look, this guy was once considered an elite young quarterback.
He’s only 28 years old and has skills and experience. He can win games and he would come at a low price.
The Chiefs dumped Chase Daniels who went to the Eagles who may also dump him and become available. Chase is another good choice to back up Alex for at least one season until Patrick is ready to go.
Most observers feel Kaepernick is still not only solid but maybe even good if given weapons and a better team. He surely is better than most back ups in the league today.
In fact, better than some starters.
Was his kneel down so offensive that he must now be left out of the NFL for all time?
Again I didn’t like it either and it led to others following in his path for a few weeks, but it’s over now.
Did it really cause that much harm?
In the end it only hurt Kaepernick, who has done tons of charity work and donated big bucks to charity to make amends.
I think he’s worth a look, if not perhaps bring back Chase.
I’d hate to see Mahomes thrown in before he’s ready if we’re in the race for the post season. Hey, I like the kid, but I’d like to see him brought in slowly. I think next season will be his time to shine.
Meanwhile Colin could be a good quarterback again if given a chance.