With Nick Foles injured and Mitchell Trubisky recovering from shoulder surgery, is it the time to call for help in the QB area, and can Colin Kaepernick fill the void?
With the news that the bears were bringing in De Shone Kizer for a try out, we speculate on other options for the bears to help cover the QB position.
Over The Kap?
There has been much written about Colin Kaepernick, particularly in regard to the Black Lives Matter movement.
I’ve been fairly vocal about how he’s been treated unfairly in the past, but I’ve also been vocal about the fact that he’s also perhaps not such a great QuarterBack.
However – in 2013, Kaepernick ended the season with 3,197 yards passing, 21 touchdowns, and eight interception, 524 yards rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns and led the 49ers to a 12–4 record and a berth in the NFL playoffs.
If we were to get the same guy in at QB who gives us a legitimate chance to feature in the playoffs, and can still be mobile in the pocket, wouldn’t we be silly to pass this up?
The evidence for this kind of offense is clear, since the Ravens ditched Joe Flacco and revamped their scheme to focus around the agility and athleticism of Lamar Jackson, overnight they became an entirely different proposition.
Would the unquestioned inventiveness of Matt Nagy help with this, in conjunction with a QB who is certainly similar in style to Jackson?
Yes – I know, he’s not the same sort of mercurial talent as Jackson is, I get it, but it’s worth a go, right?
Check out the highlight reel, including a nice play against the (yuck) Packers:
The big question is this – does Kap still have it? Would he still be able to do it?
Honestly, I’m totally not sure.
Other fans of other teams are asking the same question:
I’d ask the same question of us – is Nick Foles a better QB that Kaepernick?
If you look at this footage and how the Cowboys were called out for ignoring him, you’d have to ask the question.
And — coming to that – is Kap a better choice than De Shone?
For me, the answer is likely a solid “Yes”.
For me – much as I’m not a fan, I feel totally like it’d be worth a go, I think it could change our offensive scheme and definitely give us more options.
That can’t be a bad thing overall, right?
It would open the field for our wide receivers and we could play more TE blocking based schemes to boost our O-Line.
If you consider that if an opposing defense is worried about the run, they’ll stack the box, and that brings opportunities to create one-on-one matchups – or even better, mismatches between players.
It might just work, right?