Reports about Colin Kaepernick free agency status are still in the headlines nowadays. After being linked to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills a couple of days ago, another team seems to be interested in him. Latest news is saying that the Detroit Lions could be another possible destination for him next season.
Colin Kaepernick has been one controversial personality last season. He started the national anthem protest by sitting down or kneeling while the song is being played every game. His refusal to stand for the anthem is part of his condemnation on the social injustice against African Americans and minorities in the United States. His belief gathered mixed reaction around the country most of it are not happy with his actions.
Aside from the protest, Colin Kaepernick is also being blamed for letting the San Francisco 49ers have a dismal performance last season. The 49ers have one worst offense in the league as they are ranked 27th (19.3) in total points scored and 31st (308.1) in total yards gained. Now that he opted out of his contract with the 49ers, many believed that he will not re-sign with them and would try to make a fresh start with another team.
According to Lions Wire, the Detroit Lions should take advantage of signing Colin Kaepernick while he still available in the trade market. Though he brings negative impression with regards to his political views, many will agree that he is still one of the talented and skilled quarterbacks in the league.
Colin Kaepernick can be remembered for leading the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2012 after 18 years. In six seasons with the 49ers, he has thrown 12,271 yards for 72 touchdowns at a 59.8 percent completion rate on his passes. The question is, will he fit in the Detroit Lions offense?
Many think that Colin Kaepernick quarterbacking skill can adapt to any teams in the league. And with the help of Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter and quarterback coach Brian Callahan, they can create new set plays for Kaepernick when he decides to join them. But Kaepernick should accept his role as a backup to Matthew Stafford and probably replaces him if Stafford got injured.
Will the Detroit Lions still try to sign Colin Kaepernick to contract?