According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Titans were contacted by the representatives for free agent QB Colin Kaepernick last week after Marcus Mariota suffered a hamstring injury. Kaepernick’s reps explained that he’s working out daily and he was interested in working out for them.
However, the Titans weren’t interested in bringing him in.
La Canfora says that the Kaepernick’s agents have been diligent about contacting teams whenever a quarterback injury occurs, but no one has been willing to give him an opportunity. In fact, sources tell La Canfora that Kaepernick has never entered into contract talks with any team.
Many thought the Titans could make sense for Kaepernick, given that his skill is similar to Mariota’s but it’s clear the Titans were unwilling to go this route.
Last we heard regarding Kaepernick, Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk reported that he is not interested in playing in the CFL, despite receiving interest from the Montreal Alouettes.
Montreal Alouettes GM Kavis Reed recently admitted that he’s reached out to the agent for Kaepernick after they placed him on their negotiation list about a month ago. However, nothing is considered imminent at this point in time.
“He’s in the midst of some very important things,” Reed said, via the Montreal Gazette. “We understand there’s a movement going on around him. We’re doing our due diligence and making certain they know we want to see where he’s at. It’s a matter of kicking the tires at this stage.
“To me, he’s a very good player. Take all the movement stuff aside. He’s a young man that we feel has a very good football IQ. He has taken a team to a championship level. The talent’s there. As a GM, you have to look at the talent. It’s incumbent on us to explore it.”
Kaepernick, 29, is a former second-round pick of the 49ers back in 2010. He was in the third year of his seven-year, $126.97 million contract that included $61 million guaranteed when reached an agreement with the 49ers on a restructured deal.
Kaepernick visited with the Seahawks a few months ago but left Seattle without an agreement.
In 2016, Kaepernick has completed 59.2 percent of his passes for 2,241 yards and 16 touchdowns and four interceptions, while adding 468 yards rushing. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 27 quarterback out of 36 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.