Roger Goodell is getting behind the controversial quarterback’s return to action
A few years ago, when it was announced that NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick was out of the league for good, nobody ever thought he might be coming back. This month, however, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell issued a statement in which he admitted the league was “wrong” for not listening to its players during previous protests against social injustice. He didn’t offer any apologies, nor did he mention Colin Kaepernick directly, but Goodell did say this week that he “encouraged” teams to sign him.
To date, Kaepernick is still one of the best value-for-money signings available; he is a league-average quarterback available for free. Of course, it is late to think there will be an available quarterback spot; however, he could be considered as a quality backup for some teams. He might be a valuable signing for several teams in the NFL.
For instance, Kaepernick might be a good fit for the Baltimore Ravens, as he has amazing qualities of speed and arm strength. Actually, the Ravens have talked in the past about signing Kaepernick but without luck. Back then, it had something to do with Kaepernick’s girlfriend directing some tweets to the team’s owner Steve Bisciotti.
Kaepernick, who was the catalyst of a mini-revolution in the NFL, could also bring something interesting to the table if he played for the New England Patriots. This team is the only one that still has the starting quarterback spot open. So far, the team plans to start the season with second-year mid-round draft pick Jarrett Stidham. However, this is just a matter of fitting in with the team, but not really having a chance of being signed. The Pats have a direct link with President Trump, which will make any move problematic for Kaepernick.