Colin Kaepernick Interested In Dolphins’ QB Job

     

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports spoke to a source close to free agent QB Colin Kaepernick and asked if the former 49ers quarterback was interested in the Dolphins’ quarterback vacancy.

“Yes, he’s training hard and ready to play,” La Canfora’s source said of the idea.

The Dolphins currently Jake Rudock and David Fales as the only quarterbacks on their roster after trading Ryan Tannehill to the Titans on Friday, so there are questions about who will be their starter in 2019. 

In terms of the free agent market, there aren’t many great options available at this time. The most notable players include Blake Bortles, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Robert Griffin III, and Brock Osweiler among others. 

Of course, the Dolphins could wait and address the position in the draft, but it could be tough for them to trade up to secure one of the top quarterback prospects. 

As for Kaepernick, we last heard that the XFL had discussed signing last fall, but sources told Sporting News that Kaepernick wanted at least $20 million in any contract. 

Kaepernick’s attorney Mark Geragos did not return an email from Sporting News seeking comment. 

The AAF also reportedly reached out to Kaepernick about playing in the new league.

The NFL and Kaepernick settled their collusion case this offseason and he lawyer has said he plans to continue his career, if possible. 

Kaepernick, 31, 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 that allowed him to become an unrestricted free agent in 2016.

The Seahawks showed interest in bringing Kaepernick in for a visit last offseason before canceling the meeting altogether.

In 2016, Kaepernick 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 had him rated as the No. 27 quarterback out of 36 qualifying players that year. 

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