Irsay: Colts considered a vet QB, but not Colin Kaepernick

AP

As is his custom, Colts owner Jim Irsay left a few people scratching their heads after he talked about his quarterback situation.

But one thing was clear — he was not interested in former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Irsay struck mostly hopeful tones about Andrew Luck‘s recovery from shoulder surgery, and admitted they talked about adding a veteran other than Scott Tolzien to the roster. But not that one.

Via Gregg Doyel of the Indianapolis Star, Irsay was asked if they considered bringing in a quarterback “like Kaepernick.”

“We did have a [quarterback] candidate or two,” Irsay said. “I think that we came semi-close to bringing in a mid-30, mid-to-late 30 guy. We had a [salary] number. The guy wanted more than the number. It wasn’t Kaepernick. It just didn’t work out so we moved on.”

While that leaves a bit of mystery (did they make a run at Jay Cutler?), Irsay was also unclear about Luck’s status, with the Sept. 10 opener at the Rams looming on the horizon.

Asked if he had seen his quarterback throw, Irsay replied: “I have, and I haven’t.”

He was equally confusing about when he thought Luck might play.

“He could play [against the Rams],” Irsay said, “but he could not.”

“I can’t say that unequivocally he’ll be ready for the Ram game,” Irsay added, “but I can say I feel very confident that he’ll be ready to start the season. Now that may not be the Ram game, but to start the season, yes.”

He also said he trusts his coaching staff to handle things if Luck misses extended time: “If it is two games, hypothetically.”

While Irsay may or may not actually grasp Luck’s current status (or the schedule), the fact he was so adamant about the one guy is interesting in and of itself.

And now we’ll wait for future smoke signals from Indianapolis to try to figure out when exactly their quarterback might be back.

24 responses to “Irsay: Colts considered a vet QB, but not Colin Kaepernick

  1. Dumpster fire….. Top to bottom
    I seriously believe this guy has long term drug related mental issues…..
    Could care less about the KC topic as its nothing but a PR topic at this point by the media….. Truth is the guy is NOT a good QB….

  2. he also didn’t consider many other QBs. But, that headline won’t cause a stink, now will it?

  3. Who can blame an owner for not wanting a distraction on his team. After all, he has to deal with his drug bust, overdosed women in his apartment, and crazy tweets.
    Colt fans would be upset if he signed Kap.

  4. Let me address the elephant in the room here. Andrew Luck and Kap are about as different style of play as you could ask for. Don’t you need a back up whose style of play are kind of the same?
    Then there is the other crap involved.

  5. They need a QB that can throw fully inflated footballs. The Colts haven’t even made the playoffs since the league started inspecting PSI in footballs after the Colts were found to have underinflated footballs the night of the 2014 AFC Championship game. I wonder why?

    🙂

  6. Kaep is not out of the league because of his political stance.

    He’s out of the league because the league caught up with him and his style of play and now the game has passed him by. See RG3. See Tebow. I mean, the whole read option thing was supposed to take the league by storm. So was the Wildcat. How did that work out? 🙂

  7. Response to: LyinRogerMustGo

    You have been mislead my friend. The Read Option is run by almost all the teams in the NFL now! What planet are you from? What have you been watching. Oh, you are one who just repeats what you have seen written, albeit erroneously. The read option is a powerful way to throw off defenses and get the first downs! It is not going anywhere!!! The shotgun, Wildcat, you see it every Sunday!! WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE THAT? I am just amazed at the false statements people make to justify what they want to believe. What you now see are a LOT of teams dinking and dunking because their QB’s are not good enough to push the ball downfield on good teams!!!! And QB’s increasing their passer rating and yardage and completion percentage with that nonsense! You see QB’s being overpaid who haven’t won anything! You see a QB HOT ASS MESS going on in the NFL!!! Just name the true pro style QB’s in the league who DO NOT DINK AND DUNK for a living and go through all their progressions, 1st read down field, etc who do not just “check down” to get the offense moving-not over 35 and not named Brady? Just name the QB’s who take most of their snaps under center-particular against good teams? I’ll wait…………. Here’s a little secret for you. Those overpaid QB’s who dink and dunk aren’t going anywhere. They aren’t going to win any Super Bowls with that nonsense!!!

  8. Think a good QB who happens to make political statements would have a job? Of course he would.

    Kaep is not even serviceable anymore. Bad mechanics, can’t read defenses, subpar pocket awareness, subpar accuracy. Regressed every year since his hot 2012 season.

    Like I said the league caught up with him and players like him. The league that allowed them to thrive doesn’t exist anymore. Now he’s a mediocre QB and nothing more. The league is filled with those, and none of them come with distractions.

  9. “Isn’t Irsay the same guy who may have had a dead druggie in his hotel room? ”

    Actually it was in his home and he most likely gave her the drugs she overdosed on. The local cops buried this so it never saw a legal investigation.

  10. regaliaimagewear says:
    August 14, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Response to: LyinRogerMustGo

    You have been mislead my friend. The Read Option is run by almost all the teams in the NFL now! What planet are you from? What have you been watching. Oh, you are one who just repeats what you have seen written, albeit erroneously. The read option is a powerful way to throw off defenses and get the first downs! It is not going anywhere!!! The shotgun, Wildcat, you see it every Sunday!! WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE THAT? I am just amazed at the false statements people make to justify what they want to believe. What you now see are a LOT of teams dinking and dunking because their QB’s are not good enough to push the ball downfield on good teams!!!! And QB’s increasing their passer rating and yardage and completion percentage with that nonsense! You see QB’s being overpaid who haven’t won anything! You see a QB HOT ASS MESS going on in the NFL!!! Just name the true pro style QB’s in the league who DO NOT DINK AND DUNK for a living and go through all their progressions, 1st read down field, etc who do not just “check down” to get the offense moving-not over 35 and not named Brady? Just name the QB’s who take most of their snaps under center-particular against good teams? I’ll wait…………. Here’s a little secret for you. Those overpaid QB’s who dink and dunk aren’t going anywhere. They aren’t going to win any Super Bowls with that nonsense!!!


    The difference is, the good QBs still in the league who can run a read option are also good QB’s in general and good passers. See Wilson, Russell. Kaep is not one of them.

    Checkdown guys like Alex Smith are still in the league for a reason. They still have value. They can still win. Guys like Kaep who are below average in just about every skill you need to play QB in this league other than running – they don’t and won’t. The league has caught up and passed them by.

    You will never see guys like that thrive in this league again. Nor will you ever see a team who runs a primary read option offense win squat ever again.

    If Kaep was good… he’d have a job regardless of what he does on the sidelines. Period.

  11. harrisonhits2 says:
    August 14, 2017 at 9:37 am
    “Isn’t Irsay the same guy who may have had a dead druggie in his hotel room? ”

    Actually it was in his home and he most likely gave her the drugs she overdosed on. The local cops buried this so it never saw a legal investigation.

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    Was that before or after Marvin Harrison choked a ball boy or attacked a fan outside of the Pro Bowl? Or, before or after he almost killed two people in the streets of Philly in 2008, where Goodell looked the other way, after Harrison’s custom made cop killing pistol was found in a bucket inside his own car wash across the street from the bar he was at where he lied about where his gun was?

  12. “We had a [salary] number”

    This is what I feel is most ignored with Kaep. Teams have varying limits to what they’re willing to pay a backup QB. If you look at all pure backup QA salaries, you’ll see they range from 1-4 million.

    What is Kaep looking for? If it’s more than 4 million, there’s yet another non-spin football reason that he’s not signed.

  13. Sounds to me like they were looking for a 3rd string QB at the right price–translation, not much money. So, in the Colts’ case it sounds like it was strictly a financial decision. Nice try PFT.

  14. This is simple. If Luck is going to miss time we need Kaepernick, if not then we don’t need him….and yes he’s miles better than Scott Tolzien no matter what system we’re running.

  15. Asked if he had seen his quarterback throw, Irsay replied: “I have, and I haven’t.

    “He could play [against the Rams],” Irsay said, “but he could not.”

    “I can’t say that unequivocally he’ll be ready for the Ram game,” Irsay added, “but I can say I feel very confident that he’ll be ready to start the season. Now that may not be the Ram game, but to start the season, yes.”

    How does anyone make sense of that? He’s either blasted or doing a very poor imitation of Bill Belichick.

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