The argument for making Kaepernick an Eagle
Colin Kaepernick hasn’t thrown a pass in the NFL since Carson Wentz’s first season in the league. As of the Eagles’ first preseason game, that’s a span of just under 900 days. You can argue among yourselves as to why that is, but here’s the deal and something that you can’t argue.
If Blaine Gabbert, Ryan Tannehill and Geno Smith all have jobs in this league, Kaepernick deserves the chance to get to go play somewhere. He’s better than Cody Kessler and Clayton Thorson. You can argue he’s better than Nate Sudfeld. Some may disagree, but you can make the argument.
There’s also a leadership quality in ‘Kap’ that tends to get overlooked. His San Francisco 49ers teammates loved him and played hard for him. He already has the respect of some of the Eales in this locker room. Kaepernick is loved by many of his former colleagues that have played with him and against him. His philanthropy has made him a hero to both Eagles veterans and the younger players.
It hurts nothing to bring him in for a workout, and if you sign him, you probably get him at an inexpensive price.