Earlier this week, President Donald Trump was asked if former San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick should be signed by an NFL team. His response? Only if he’s “good enough.”
While that remains to be seen, one columnist in Philadelphia thinks that Kaepernick should at least be getting a call from his hometown team.
Matt Bowker of CBS Philly, citing the dire situation the Eagles face at quarterback, believes that the franchise should be taking a look at bringing in Kaepernick.
The Eagles lost backup quarterback Nate Sudfeld to a broken wrist earlier this week. Their other backup quarterbacks are Cody Kessler and Clayton Thorson.
Bowker believes it would be negligent not to entertain the idea.
But to not give Kaepernick a call just to see what he has left would be negligence, especially for a franchise as open-minded and socially conscious as the Eagles.
Nobody knows how Kaepernick will fare in today’s NFL. But when comparing his potential and proven body of work with someone like Bradford, it’s certainly worth a shot.
What’s the harm in a phone call?
Any team that signs Kaepernick will have to deal with two unknowns. The firs tis how he’d perform after a few years away from the game. The second is how fans would react.
It’ll be interesting to see if any NFL teams have interest now that Trump has commented on Kaepernick’s situation.