By Sally Fahey
Colin Kaepernick has been out of the NFL for over two full seasons, which is a lifetime in terms of a quarterback’s career, and there may be too much drama to bring him back into an organization/league that loathes negative publicity.
Then there’s the performance, which always seems to get dismissed when discussing Kaepernick’s ability to play quarterback in the NFL. Over his final two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers in 2015 and 2016, San Francisco was a combined 3-16 SU in 19 games he started, he posted a 59 percent completion rate and he averaged only 202 passing yards per game. You can say the Niners were awful in those seasons but the good quarterbacks elevate the talent around them.
Yes, he would be much better than most backups in the NFL right now and possibly some starters (looking at you, Ryan Finley and Dwayne Haskins), but let’s not fall all over ourselves in confusing a 32-year-old Kaepernick with a top-flight quarterback in the NFL.
Betting “Yes” on this prop feels like the equivalent of buying a lottery ticket and, based on the facts above, bettors would probably have a better shot at hitting the lotto than for Colin Kaepernick to be signed by an NFL team for the 2019 regular season.