Should the New Orleans Saints meet with QB Colin Kaepernick?

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 24: Colin Kaepernick
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 24: Colin Kaepernick /

The Saints were supposedly very interested in QB Pat Mahomes. That didn’t happen, which still has Who Dat Nation wondering if the Saints will pick one up.

The New Orleans Saints addressed many of the needs in the NFL Draft. That being said, the quarterback of the future is still uncertain. Drew Brees is gonna be the starter till kingdom come in New Orleans. That’s a fact. However, there will be a time when the 38 year old quarterback starts to decline. Brees has made it known, that he wants to play maybe another five years or more. In reality though, statistics prove that there are few successes after 40 years old.

Regardless, the issue at hand is QB Colin Kaepernick. The story has been told countless times before on his controversial stances off the field. There’s no need to elaborate. The 29 year old QB though, is still looking for a place to land. Whether or not he’s willing to sit and wait behind a future Hall of Famer is another question. Colin Kaepernick’s stats are worth looking at from a football stand point.

Moreover, this stat is even more stunning. Colin Kaepernick’s career quarterback rating is 88.9. That rating is better than 25 of the NFL starting quarterbacks from 2016. It’s also better than Ben Roethlisberger, Matthew Stafford, and Eli Manning. And by the way, Roethlisberger isn’t exactly a saint as well. Roethlisberger was accused of sexual assault twice in a year in 2010. Both cases were dismissed.

In any case, the question remains on the board. What is stopping teams to at least meet with Kaepernick like the Saints. The Saints did meet with draft prospect Joe Mixon, who was on tape knocking a woman out. Is it worse to refuse to stand during the national anthem than physically assaulting a woman? That’s a question that I pose to you as a Saints fan. Would you have been ok, if the Saints did draft RB Joe Mixon? Put your comments on Facebook or Twitter.