LeSean McCoy comments on Colin Kaepernick: Was he right?

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 26: Running back LeSean McCoy
BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 26: Running back LeSean McCoy /
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LeSean McCoy comments on Colin Kaepernick
LeSean McCoy comments on Colin Kaepernick /

Here are some of the teams who don’t fit as easily into one bucket.

The Jets are clearly tanking and moving on to next years draft. It would not make sense to spend money to bring in a player who could help them win games so Kaepernick is not a good fit for them. With their owner being a Republican who is part of the Trump administration, it’s likely he supports standing for the National Anthem but there is no way to prove his team is blackballing Kaepernick due to what his team is trying to accomplish by rebuilding.

The Dolphins could have signed Kaepernick when starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill was lost for the season. Instead, they chose to move on to Jay Cutler. It’s hard to argue with that decision as he has played with head coach Adam Gase before and he is a more talented passer and better fit in their offense.

The Vikings drafted Terry Bridgewater as the quarterback of their future. Unfortunately, he went down with a torn ACL last year that some thought could threaten his career. He was put on the PUP list for this season indicating he could return at some point which would be surprising. In his absence, Sam Bradford had his best season as a pro for them last year and they are moving forward with him despite being a comparable option to Kaepernick.

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The Washington Redskins don’t have the money to sign Kaepernick. They are paying Kirk Cousins just under $24 million and they have just over $3 million in free cap space. Despite Cousins not being locked up long-term, they can’t afford another quarterback. Some would also consider Cousins a better quarterback than Kaepernick although I don’t.

The Jaguars are one team that should absolutely pursue Kaepernick. Black Bortles was stripped of his captaincy and almost lost his starting job to Chad Henne. He was able to keep his job for week 1 but it wasn’t due to good play. Colin Kaepernick would be an instant upgrade over either of these two players and the Jaguars have over $43 million in cap space according to Spotrac.com.

The Jaguars owner Shad Khan has said he is “absolutely” open to signing Kaepernick in a radio interview according to NFL.com. Khan has donated to Democrats before but mostly to Republicans from 2009 to 2013. Still, there is no reason not to believe him at his word except for the fact that Kaepernick is not on their roster and they have plenty of money and a horrible quarterback situation with a lot of young talent at other positions.

Finally, let’s take a look at the last three teams to see if they are a fit for Kaepernick including the Buffalo Bills.