The debate surrounding free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick continues to rage. There’s some who believe that the embattled signal caller has not yet found a new team primarily due to the national anthem protests he started last summer.
Reports surfaced earlier in the offseason that some teams are turned off due to the fact that they expect a backlash if they were to sign the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback (more on that here).
Others believe that if Kaepernick is not a starter-caliber quarterback in the NFL, teams simply won’t take on the media circus and ensuing headache that would come with signing him. In any event, it’s been a pretty big subject of debate over the past month-plus.
Add Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall to the list of people who believe that Kaepernick is better than other signal callers who have signed in free agency.
It's time my Brother @Kaepernick7 gets signed. He's better than every QB that got signed in Free agency
— Brandon Marshall (@BMarshh54) April 14, 2017
The interesting dynamic here is that Marshall joined Kaepernick’s national anthem protest last season, finding himself subjected to a bunch of hate in the process (more on that here).
Despite his divisive off-field stance in support of the former Super Bowl quarterback, Marshall remains employed by the Broncos.
As it relates to Kaepernick, the 29-year-old quarterback is coming off a 2016 campaign that saw him tally 18 total touchdowns compared to four interceptions for San Francisco. Surely, an argument could be made that he’s better than the likes of Mike Glennon, Brian Hoyer, Geno Smith and Josh McCown, all of whom have signed new contracts this spring. An argument could also be made that none of them bring the off-field “baggage” Kaepernick would bring.
Much like Adrian Peterson, look for interest in Kaepernick to potentially heat up following the 2017 NFL Draft later this month. Until then, everything we read about surrounding the guy is nothing more than projection.