Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that free agent QB Colin Kaepernick’s name was raised within the Dolphins’ front office as potential insurance at the quarterback position after Ryan Tannehill left Thursday’s practice with a left knee injury.
- The Dolphins are still waiting for the MRI results to determine the severity of Tannehill’s injury, but Armando Salguero reported that Miami is “fearing the worst.“
- Matt Maiocco mentions that Gase previously had an offensive plan ready for Kaepernick when he interviewed with the 49ers a few years ago.
All of the talk the past few days in regards to Kaepernick has centered around the Ravens, given that Joe Flacco is dealing with a back injury, but the Dolphins could be an option for him, depending on Tannehill’s injury.
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.