Chargers News: Four Teams Including Bolts Have Interest in Colin Kaepernick

The Los Angeles Chargers are one of the teams interested in signing Colin Kaepernick. This comes as a surprise after the team already has three quarterbacks, but signing Kaepernick may be a good idea.

Many people have their opinion about Kaepernick signing with an NFL team. I believe he should be signed. If a team does not sign Kaepernick, then NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s apology won’t mean much. It won’t mean much because Goodell expressed his support for peaceful protests, and he said that the league was wrong for not listening to players earlier about racism.

However, Goodell was under some heat for not including Colin Kaepernick in his apology. Super Bowl Champion, Michael Bennett called Goodell’s apology a “slap in the face,” film director, Spike Lee called the apology “weak” and NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver, Terrell Owens called on the league to apologize to Kaepernick.

Kaepernick doesn’t have a job in the NFL because he peacefully protested police brutality during the national anthem. As most of us know, he started kneeling when retired Army Green Beret Nate Boyer convinced Kaepernick to kneel during the anthem. Kaepernick deserves another chance to play in the NFL, at the least. When quarterbacks like Mike Glennon are on an NFL roster, Kaepernick should be too, because he is better than all the second and third-string QBs in the league, as well as some of the starting QBs.

According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, the Tennesee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Washington Redskins, and Los Angeles Chargers have interest in signing Kaepernick. The Chargers already have three quarterbacks, and teams rarely have four quarterbacks on the roster. However, Fowler suggested the Chargers could redshirt Justin Herbert the first year and test out Kaepernick behind Tyrod Taylor.

Under an Anthony Lynn system, Kaepernick could thrive. He hasn’t played in a couple of years, so he will need to shake off the rust, but in 2013, Kaepernick led the 49ers to the Super Bowl, so the Chargers could use that type of experience as they are looking to make a Super Bowl push.

Some fans want to see Kaepernick on there team, and some fans don’t. With the recent events that have transpired, the NFL could look at the Kaepernick situation differently, in a sense that a team may sign him before August.

Chargers running back, Justin Jackson said earlier this week that Colin Kaepernick should feel “vindicated” about kneeling during the national anthem in 2016. Jackson stated, “But I think, I think what Colin did, as far as kneeling and everything — the point of the protest was to bring attention to the issue…Even though that obviously got skewed because of a multitude of factors, that was the reason, that was the motivation behind the protest.”

The Chargers are in on the Kaepernick sweepstakes. This should be an interesting offseason and an important one for the NFL.

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