Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick wants another shot at life as an NFL quarterback.
After spending the last two years off of an NFL roster, Kaepernick sent a message to NFL clubs earlier this week: he’s ready.
The former Nevada star has been working out, and he showed that hard work in a video.
A new column from NFL insider Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk outlined how Kaepernick could make his return to the NFL.
Florio suggested the XFL could poach many of the quarterbacks who would spend time on NFL practice squads or benches. That means the talent pool for backup quarterbacks in the NFL is thin – opening the door for experienced NFL veterans such as Colin Kaepernick.
Here’s the breakdown from Florio:
If [NFL] teams keep two quarterbacks on the roster, an injury to the starter will create a need for a new backup. And if eight to 16 of the third-string quarterbacks who fail to make an active roster choose to accept jobs with the eight teams of the XFL, they won’t be available to the NFL.
That necessarily will bump Kaepernick’s name up the list of available free agents.
Kaepernick’s name never disappeared from the list of available free agents over the past two years. However, the XFL’s existence could force an NFL team’s hand.
We’ll have to wait and see if Kaepernick ever gets the opportunity to show he belongs in the NFL.