The Chicago Bears should have signed Colin Kaepernick
I'm not even going to talk about the political stuff. I'm not going to weigh in on if I think the NFL has blacklisted Colin Kaepernick. What I am going to tell you is that signing Kaepernick to the practice squad would have been a better signing. If nothing else, it gives the Chicago Bears a body that can play the part of a dual-threat quarterback when operating the scout team. They have a few matchups this season when that could be a real benefit -- Panthers, Cardinals, Falcons.
Not to mention, Colin Kaepernick has proven he knows how to win -- something this team hasn't been able to do under Matt Eberflus. Kaepernick has a 28-30 record, not including multiple postseason appearances. He struggled in his final two years but finished his career (to this point) with 72 passing touchdowns and only 30 interceptions. Even in his final season, when the 49ers went 1-10, Kaepernick threw 16 touchdowns to only four interceptions. He also added two rushing touchdowns to his numbers that year. He finished with 13 rushing touchdowns over his six-year career.
Kaepernick hasn't played a down in the NFL since 2016. That's seven years ago and he was only 29 at the time. He is now 36 and still looking for a chance back into the NFL. He's had a couple of tryouts along the way but recently wrote to the Jets saying he'd gladly play on their practice squad. Why not give him a chance here in Chicago? This team seems to push inclusion (I spoke about his politics a bit, I guess) and he can't be any worse than Trace McSorley.