Should the Packers sign Kaepernick?

It’s the question everybody has been wondering: Will Colin Kaepernick ever play in the NFL again? This has been a widely covered debate stretching from NFL junkies to politicians, and the discussion can get heated.

In case you’ve been living under a rock the past year, Colin Kaepernick is the founding father of the infamous “Anthem Protest” where NFL players take a knee during the singing of the National Anthem.

Many people interpret this protest in different ways. Some think it’s to fight for equal rights among African Americans, some say it’s against President Trump, and others think it’s to protest the police brutality that has grown in America. All in all, hundreds of players have followed in his footsteps and joined the protest.

Ever since losing his job in San Francisco, Kaepernick has been unemployed. It’s confusing as to why he’s unemployed because Kaepernick was once regarded as an elite dual-threat quarterback who led his team to back-to-back NFC Championships and a Super Bowl appearance. Although nobody has come out and said it, the real reason he’s unemployed is because of his fight for equality.

So now with the injury of Aaron Rodgers the question is once again brought up: Will the Packers sign Colin Kaepernick as an interim QB?

A strong case can be made for Kaepernick.

It’s hard to find a QB that has playoff experience that can both throw and run the ball adequately. He’s also fresh off a decent 12-game season with the 49ers where he threw for 2,241 yards, 16 touchdowns, and only 4 interceptions while completing 60% of his passes, and rushing for nearly 500 yards and 2  touchdowns. In addition he carried a steady 90.7 QB rating.

Clearly, he can still compete and play in the NFL. Fans are blinded by the thought of Kaepernick “disrespecting” our nation’s flag that they won’t come to the realization that Colin Kaepernick can still play in this league. If the Packers want any chance of treading water until their beloved Aaron Rodgers comes back, they should seriously consider signing the former Green Bay fan, Colin Kaepernick.

 

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