Eagles show no interest in Colin Kaepernick, yet

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Eagles fans having dreams of the franchise’s first ever Super Bowl win are now living the nightmare of losing franchise quarterback and MVP candidate Carson Wentz. And they’ll have to hope that Nick Foles (who once was dubbed the team’s quarterback for the next 1,000 years by coach Chip Kelly) can carry them to postseason success.

If he can’t get it done, what will the Eagles do? The only other option on the roster is Nate Sudfeld, and the best free-agent option continues to be Colin Kaepernick.

Per a league source, the Eagles have shown no interest in Kaepernick, and they’re not currently expected to do so.

Regardless of what anyone thinks about him, it’s impossible to argue that he wouldn’t be a viable veteran presence behind Foles. Even if Foles is in better position to run the offense, Kaepernick provides better insurance than Sudfeld, in the event Foles gets hurt or stinks it up.

For more on that and various other topics, check out Monday’s PFT PM podcast.

41 responses to “Eagles show no interest in Colin Kaepernick, yet

  1. Best free agent option? That’s highly debatable. RG3, Favre, Jamarcus Russell..plenty of better QBs out there.

  2. Even if he was good enough, which he isnt, he wont get on a team because of his political stance. No reason to hide the fact. Its good that people stand up to this loser because of him sitting for the anthem.

  3. Do you honestly think the Eagles would seriously consider adding him to their roster? This is the fan base that’s once booed Santa Claus… how do you think they’d react to putting Kaepernick on their team?

  4. Kaepernick provides better insurance than Sudfeld, in the event Foles gets hurt or stinks it up.

    How is that? Sudfeld has been with the team the entire year and knows the playbook. How is Kaepernick better insurance unless you’re trying to lose games?

  5. This is one of the instances where Kaepernick really isn’t the best option. Foles has been a decent starter in the right system and has the physical tools to execute the Eagles’ system. Don’t get me wrong the Dolphins, Jets, Browns (but they were trying out a rookie so they get a pass), Colts, and Cardnals all would have been a better fit.

    The Eagles with a top defense and good running game this late in the season will be far better off with a guy who knows the system and teammates. They don’t need spectacular QB play; just above average.

  6. Nick Foles is an excellent backup QB, and probably better than a handful of starters. He is a precision passer. His accuracy is off the charts. I think the Eagles can win with him. Can they win a super bowl? Probably not. Kaepernick is a higher ceiling QB, who might be able to come in off the street and lead them to the super bowl. But given that Foles already knows the system, and it’s December 11th, I think you go with Foles. I might sign Kap as a backup. If he comes in and learns the system, and Foles goes down in 2-3 weeks, by then, Kap might be ready to roll. Signing Kap makes good football sense, but we’ll see. The Eagles seem like the kind of organization that might put winning above political correctness.

  7. I’d place a call to Tony Romo’s agent before I’d consider Kaepernick. And, politics aside, I wouldn’t consider Kaepernick. I don’t think he’s an upgrade over Foles and I wouldn’t want to put up with the avalanche of media nonsense that would follow if they (or any team) signed Kaepernick.

  8. They brought in Vick when he was toxic. The franchise can handle an unpopular player/situation…..he just stinks.

  9. JustBlameTrumpOrRussia says:
    December 11, 2017 at 8:44 pm
    Best free agent option? That’s highly debatable. RG3, Favre, Jamarcus Russell..plenty of better QBs out there————–
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    That’s just ignorance and hate

  10. If Kaepernick were good enough, he would have a job. That has been proven in this league time after time.

    He simply isn’t good enough to offset his lack of ability to play quarterback and the other garbage he carries with him.

  11. Give it up already dude. Kap is done in the NFL. Where’s the big collusion evidence we were supposed to get a few weeks back? And to your logic, if the Eagles resort to their third string QB, Kap or anyone off the street can’t save their season. You know, because most Super Bowl winners are down to the 3rd QB.

  12. during the national anthem at the NFR(National Final Rodeo), or any PRCA rodeo, you dont see any cowboys taking a knee….PRCA rodeos are truly honor old glory,veterans,and the military events …. rodeos are truly red,white and blue events….if you want to see real appreciation for america go to a PRCA rodeo….

  13. bam5239 says:
    December 11, 2017 at 9:11 pm
    This is one of the instances where Kaepernick really isn’t the best option. Foles has been a decent starter in the right system and has the physical tools to execute the Eagles’ system. Don’t get me wrong the Dolphins, Jets, Browns (but they were trying out a rookie so they get a pass), Colts, and Cardnals all would have been a better fit.

    The Eagles with a top defense and good running game this late in the season will be far better off with a guy who knows the system and teammates. They don’t need spectacular QB play; just above average.

    It’s true the Browns were going with a rookie and 2 other young guys on the roster. The Jets and Dolphins have QBs who are both 34+ I believe, Moore on the Dolphins has been around for a few years too. Jacoby has more upside than Kaepernick so I don’t see that as being a better fit. I do believe he could’ve caught on in Arizona tho.

  14. footballneblog says:
    December 11, 2017 at 9:23 pm
    JustBlameTrumpOrRussia says:
    December 11, 2017 at 8:44 pm
    Best free agent option? That’s highly debatable. RG3, Favre, Jamarcus Russell..plenty of better QBs out there————–
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    That’s just ignorance and hate

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    That type of thought, or just sticking with Foles, is not ignorance or hate. Its simply making good objective football decisions based on football criteria. Its the people wanting him hired who are the political ones.

  15. Actually, I’d love to see what Kaepernick could offer them. LOL, just kidding, can’t stand him and never want to see him in a football uniform again!!!

  16. In 2013, Foles went 8-2 as a starter, completed 64 percent of his passes for 2,891 yards, 27 touchdowns, two interceptions and a league-leading 119.2 passer rating. He also led the Eagles to the NFC East title and earned Pro Bowl MVP honors.

  17. Foles is a solid backup. It is definitely not outrageous to think
    he could be as good or better than case keenum in the playoffs. The teams to fear even with home field are New Orleans Carolina and Seattle. And not saying la can’t come in and beat the eagles in philly but those other 3 teams have seasoned playoff Qbs

  18. and how have you determined he is the best free agent option? guy had single digit passing yards in a game…a whole game! you are not an NFL scout, go back to discussing DUIs cuz that is your shtick.

  19. In what universe would a “signed off the street” without any experience with the team’s players, system, or playbook Kaepernick be a equal, much less better, option for the Eagles than Nick Foles would be??? Let it go, let it gooooo!

  20. Why even ask anymore?
    kaepernick is a horrible QB who will not get a job this season or any season.

  21. Is this going to be like the infatuation with Jeff George? Are you guys going to be saying Kaeperstink does not have any interest in 10 years. It is getting old. Just like his playing days.

  22. I don’t think anyone is claiming that Kaepernick would be a better option than Foles at this point, but if something happens to Foles (who also has an extensive injury history), does anyone really want Nate Sudfeld in there to try to win a Super Bowl? Viewing the situation from that perspective, Kaep is looking pretty good as a backup option.

  23. Favre, Jamarcus Russell better then Kap, what in world are some of you taking! Favre is like 50 and Russell couldn’t hit an open receiver that was 8 feet tall and 3 feet in front of him alone on the field, lol. Just stop with the stupid hate for the guy. He did something you clearly don’t agree with so instead of saying the truth which is he shouldn’t be in the league because he took a knee you are making up garbage like he isn’t better then Russell or a 50 year old Favre.

  24. Also, if we are rating QB’s on one game then I say Jay Cutler is the best QB to ever play the game. I mean look at all the great single game efforts he has had with the Bears and the Dolphins.

  25. Why would they when Foles has been there, knows the playbook and has the system down.
    He is the safe option. Even if you make an argument that Kaepernick is better than Foles and thus has a higher ceiling, for the rest of this year Kaepernick has a lower floor too. It could backfire way worse than playing it safe with Foles could.

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