The Browns are in need for a replacement QB as Deshaun Watson will likely face a lengthy suspension after the NFL appealed his six-game suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
On Cleveland Browns beat writer believes the team should consider bringing in Colin Kaapernick, despite the fact he hasn’t played in an NFL game since 2016.
— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) August 5, 2022
While Cleveland signing Kaepernick — who hasn’t played in the NFL since 2016 — is hardly a likely outcome, it’s one worth considering. After all, the former San Francisco 49ers star’s dual-threat playing style is similar to Watson’s, which could allow Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski to make minimal adjustments to his offense.
Earlier this offseason, Kaepernick went through a workout with the Las Vegas Raiders, who ultimately opted not to sign the 34-year-old as a backup for Derek Carr. He also spent time working out with Cleveland tight end David Njoku and wide receiver Jakeem Grant Sr., as well as former Browns wideout Jarvis Landry.
While the idea of Cleveland signing Kaepernick — who reached a settlement with the NFL in 2019 regarding his allegations that the league colluded to prevent teams from signing him — is certainly intriguing, there are also plenty of reasons why it is ultimately unlikely. With the Browns possessing a roster that’s ready to win, it’s tough to imagine them handing the keys to their offense over to a quarterback who hasn’t played in the NFL for the previous five seasons.
Browns fans did not seem thrilled with the idea of bringing in Kaepernick as a replacement.
Yeah, exactly what the Browns needs right now, going from one QB who hasn’t played in a year and gave him $230 million to a QB who hasn’t played since 2016. Imagine thinking Kaepernick can still play football based on him throwing to wide open WR’s with 0 defense lol. https://t.co/CHVm5VapD1
— John sacco (@John_Sacco94) August 8, 2022
Want to know how to make the Cleveland Browns into an even bigger dumpster fire than what they already are?
Sign a washed up, untalented, America hating bum like Colin Kaepernick who had a terrible workout with the Las Vegas Raiders.
Ask Warren Sapp, he’ll tell you. https://t.co/rVj0hxnETI
— Sam (@2Sweet617) August 6, 2022
I would BOYCOTT the NFL season if Colin Kaepernick comes to Cleveland! https://t.co/yQhWRdAKOV
— ً (@CleveIandOhio) August 6, 2022
Anyone but Jimmy G for $25M https://t.co/ia2dXwLkq2
— X – (Sports & Politics) ⏰TC (@TheRealXavierP) August 6, 2022
More likely that Bernie Kosar comes out of retirement. https://t.co/C7a7MciT4I
— Brett 🟧🟫⬜🟫🟧 (@kwik67mustang) August 5, 2022