Even now, Colin Kaepernick is just as polarizing as he was the first time he ran all over the Green Bay Packers defense and/or kissed the biceps after reaching the end zone. Believe it or not, if you throw his name in a Philadelphia Eagles Twitter space just to see what happens, you wouldn’t believe the amount of entertainment you’ll discover.
Kap hasn’t touched an NFL field since New Year’s Day in 2017, and no one believes that he couldn’t play some decent ball for someone today. Trust us on that one.
We just told you that we were hanging out in the Eagles Twitterverse. Believe it or not, some say they wouldn’t mind seeing him in camp to battle Jalen Hurts for the starting job… And, they were dead serious.
There’s only one Colin Kaepernick, and there are many that love him, including two young Eagles. One of which was a rookie the last time Kap played in an NFL game. The other was still a freshman at the collegiate level.
Philadelphia Eagles wideouts Jalen Reagor and Geg Ward hang out with Kaepernick at a recent workout.
The loyal fans of the mighty Eagles Nation have seen Colin Kaepernick’s San Francisco 49ers battle their team twice, once in October of 2011 in a game he didn’t appear in and, again, in September of 2014. The Eagles lost both of those games.
Kap completed just under 57 percent of his passes and threw for 218 yards and two touchdowns. He picked up another 58 yards with his legs on seven carries.
In those days, Greg Ward was throwing touchdown passes for the Houston Cougars in college football’s American Athletic Conference. Jalen Reagor was still at Waxahachie High School in the great state of Texas, where he was making a name for himself as a football and track star.
Both hung out with Kap this weekend during a couple of workouts. Take a look at a few captures, a couple of which come from Jalen Reagor’s agent’s Instagram story.
Stories like this normally don’t amount to much. This one, more than likely, won’t either, but it sure is interesting. The Philadelphia Eagles don’t need a backup quarterback as they have Gardner Minshew. Philly was at Kaepernick’s workout in 2019 though.
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has gone on record a few times to bat for Kaepernick. That hasn’t amounted to much either, but if Minshew is traded and Kap proves to the majority of the NFL that he’s worthy of at least one more look (that’s also doubtful right now), nothing would surprise us with this Eagles team.
Don’t fire up any discussions about cranking the quarterback factory back up though. We’re a long way from that becoming a serious discussion.