Despite a need for a backup quarterback, the Philadelphia Eagles are not expected to sign Colin Kaepernick, according to multiple reports from NFL reporters.
A need for a quarterback opened up for the Eagles after it was announced on Monday by head coach Doug Pederson that starting quarterback Carson Wentz would miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. The team will now turn to Nick Foles as its quarterback with Nate Sudfeld serving as their backup quarterback.
With the Eagles now down to just two quarterbacks, the team could look to sign a third to bolster its depth at the position, but that player won't be Kaepernick. The team could find themselves in an interesting position should Foles become injured during one of the team's final three games ahead of the playoffs.
Sudfeld, the second-year player out of Indiana, may not be a viable option for the Eagles if Foles would be unable to play as Sudfeld has yet to attempt a pass during a regular-season NFL game. Some have speculated that the Eagles could look to bring in Kaepernick as a backup since he has plenty of experience as a starter and led the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2013.
Of course, Kaepernick may not be ready to play a game as soon as this week or next week, but it could be conceivable that he'd be ready to play by the time the playoffs started and has had time to learn the Eagles' offense. Kaepernick has not played this season, despite his agent reaching out to teams and informing them that he is interested in playing.
Kaepernick filed a grievance under the collective bargaining agreement against the NFL last month and accused all 32 owners of collusion against signing him. Kaepernick has been a controversial figure since he first sat and then knelt during the national anthem before games with the 49ers in the 2016 season as a protest to denounce police brutality against African-Americans, social injustice and racial inequality.
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