New Orleans Saints: Is Colin Kaepernick worth a look for a distant backup?
Colin Kaepernick announced he would be holding a private workout on Saturday for all NFL teams and coaches to be able to attend. Is it worth it for the New Orleans Saints?
In short answer, no, the New Orleans Saints have no need for him.
In a long answer…
In Colin Kaepernick’s last full season as a starting quarterback in the NFL, he tallied 3,369 passing yards and 19 touchdowns to go along with 639 rushing yards and a touchdown. Since then, he completed two partial seasons in 2015 and 2016.
His last game at the professional level ended up being in 2016.
Till potentially now as the NFL set up a private workout for the player that’s been in the news off and on for the past three-plus years.
Colin Kaepernick’s public relations nightmare with the kneeling at the national anthem is caused a rift between Kaepernick and the 49ers in the first place (well, that and his atrocious play towards the back half of his time with the team).
It also probably plays a good part in his lack of signing with another team.
Whichever team chooses to give Kaepernick a chance, chooses to take on his PR problems as well. However, that team will not be the New Orleans Saints for any reason. The Saints already boast three talented quarterbacks on the roster.
To be fair, Kaep’s relations issues have calmed down as time has passed so that likely won’t be a reason teams opt not to sign him.
That said, Drew Brees is a perennial powerhouse Pro Bowler for over a decade.
Teddy Bridgewater was a starter in Minnesota before getting hurt and joining the Saints to be one of the best backup quarterbacks in the league. Taysom Hill is the third-string and he not only plays quarterback, but he’s spent time as a tight end, wide receiver, and more as well.
According to WDSU’s Fletcher Mackel, “In a conference call Thursday morning head coach Sean Payton was asked about Kaepernick’s tryout and said, ‘I won’t pay attention to it because it isn’t a need for us.'”
The black and gold are riding a 7-2 train gearing up to continue their stretch in the second half of the season. Colin Kaepernick would cause nothing but a distraction and get in the way of the Super Bowl run the New Orleans Saints are primed for.