The NFL has created an opportunity for Colin Kaepernick to hold a workout in Atlanta that welcomes all 32 teams to consider watching him throw. While there is no definitive interest, it has prompted everyone to ponder what teams could contemplate bringing in the free-agent quarterback.
There are plenty of teams in need of some assistance at the quarterback position. The only concern is that Kaepernick has been out of the NFL for three years and is now 32-years-old. Of course, the elephant in the room is his choice to kneel during the National Anthem—which is the reason he’s even in this position.
In the event that Kaepernick appears ready to play in the NFL once again, there should undoubtedly be teams speaking to his agent. So what teams should strongly consider signing Kaepernick?
3. Baltimore Ravens
Lamar Jackson has taken the NFL by storm with his ability to run a distinct offense for the Baltimore Ravens. Under offensive coordinator Greg Roman, Jackson has thrived with running a scheme that utilizes his rushing ability along with his arm.
But before it was Jackson, it was Kaepernick who was terrorizing opposing defenses when him and Roman were together with the San Francisco 49ers. The Ravens have their quarterback position handled with Jackson and Robert Griffin III.
At the same time, John Harbaugh’s brother, Jim Harbaugh, has experience coaching Kaepernick. We could see Roman reunite with his former signal-caller and Kaepernick play for a Harbaugh once again.
Without a doubt, Baltimore would be the perfect situation for Kaepernick to rejuvenate his football career.
2. Chicago Bears
There was nothing but optimism for the Chicago Bears as they were entering their second year with Matt Nagy. Despite the offense actually adding more weapons, the offense has looked like a completely different version of itself that we saw in 2018.
Without a doubt, the brunt of the blame is on Mitchell Trubisky and the way he’s performed in his third season in the NFL. It also doesn’t help that Chicago has to hear about how they selected Trubisky over the likes of Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson every single week.
The Bears are forced to be devoted to Trubisky at this point but it’s worth considering bringing someone else in. Especially if their hopeful franchise quarterback continues to falter with his play from under center.
1. Denver Broncos
Among the teams who are in dire need of a quarterback, the Denver Broncos are atop the list. Before the season began, John Elway made the commitment to trade for Joe Flacco in hopes it would solve the team’s quarterback woes.
Instead, Flacco was mediocre and has been placed on injured reserve with a neck injury. Currently, Brandon Allen has assumed the role of starting quarterback until rookie Drew Lock is ready to make his debut.
Just remember, the Broncos were a team that was rumored to express interest in Kaepernick when he was first released by San Francisco. Signing Kaepernick could shed some light on Elway’s shortcomings at the quarterback position in recent years.