NFL’s interest in signing Colin Kaepernick might just be lip service

Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

Is the NFL really interested in signing Colin Kaepernick?

Despite multiple teams reportedly having an interest in Colin Kaepernick, no one has reached out to Kap about signing him per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

A few weeks ago, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell encouraged teams to sign Kaepernick and from there, teams like the Chargers, Jaguars, and even the reigning Super Bowl champion Chiefs were all linked to being a fit for Kap, all for different reasons of course.

Now here we are, nearly two weeks removed from all of this news breaking and no one has reached out to Kaepernick.

There could be a few reasons as to why with the most obvious being the amount of media attention he’d bring to whatever team he landed with. Another could be that teams are waiting until their respective training camps get underway to make sure they truly have a need for Kaepernick on their roster.

Another reason could be that teams aren’t sure what’s going to happen in the 2020 season and they want to make sure a season is actually going to occur. We’re also in the midst of a global pandemic, which has put the sports world on hold and made it tough for even the big names in the NFL like Cam Newton to gain interest from teams.

It’s also worth noting that despite how dominant he was at the start of his career, he did regress after the 49ers went to the Super Bowl and he hasn’t played an NFL snap since 2016. That could absolutely be something that scares teams from signing him.

Kaepernick most certainly deserves another chance in the NFL and hopefully, teams weren’t just saying they were interested in him just to make waves. If a team has a need for a quarterback whether it be a starter or a backup, why not bring him in? He’s 32-years-old and could provide a reliable backup for a team with either a young starter or maybe a starter they’re unsure of.

Until an NFL team actually commits to bringing Kaepernick in for a workout and seriously has him put pen to paper, it’s going to continue to be hard for any of us to believe that teams are truly interested in giving the guy another chance and that’s disappointing.

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