Colin Kaepernick is getting closer and closer to returning to the NFL field. However, the quarterback might have to settle for a backup role at first, considering he has not played in the league for a few years.
Brian Billick recently came forward to explain that Kaepernick is worth more than the backups in the league. He added that he believes Kaepernick would be best served by taking his talents to a team that’s expected to have somewhat of an open quarterback competition in training camp. In a recent interview, he said:
“I think New England and Jacksonville, if you look at it from his standpoint, just in terms of opportunity. Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer in New England and then Gardner Minshew and Mike Glennon in Jacksonville. You talk about an opportunity to be with a team where there might be some flux, might be some meat, where there’s uncertainty at that top spot. I could certainly see where he might be interested in those two teams simply because he’s gonna want to get back on the field. I can’t imagine, as a competitor, he’s gonna be happy with just sitting on the sideline, getting back into a routine and then, ‘I’ll make my move the next year.’ That’d be the prudent way to go, but I think a team like New England and Jacksonville from a standpoint of a competitor like, ‘Hey, I wanna get in there and play right now. I’ll make this happen,’ might be interesting.”
We get where Billick is coming from, but the Patriots don’t really seem interested in adding another quarterback to the team. They already have a veteran as a backup in Brian Hoyer. He has been with the team previously so if they need someone to replace Stidham, they would be better off using Hoyer.