Mark Davis gives blessing to idea of Colin Kaepernick signing

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Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis says he would have no issue with his football operation signing Colin Kaepernick.

According to Paul Gutierrez of, Davis said he has been completely OK with the idea of the Raiders adding Kaepernick to their roster since he became a free agent after the 2016 season. However, it would fall upon his football leadership to decide it’s a move they would want to make.

Since 2017, I’ve told the coaches and general managers that if they want to hire Colin Kaepernick, they have my blessing,” Davis said.

In the four years Kaepernick has been without a gig, signing Kaepernick apparently has not been something that has been desired by general managers Reggie McKenzie and Mike Mayock, or head coaches Jack Del Rio and Jon Gruden. It’s not likely to change currently either as Marcus Mariota is a capable backup option for starter Derek Carr and Gruden has seemed to have a soft spot for third-stringer Nathan Peterman.

Gruden said two years ago he thought Kaepernick would be signed soon. That clearly didn’t come to fruition as he not been on a team in four years.

There haven’t been many comments from owners about Kaepernick recently since the current moment brought his stance against police brutality back into focus. Davis is one to at least express an openness to the idea of Kaepernick even if the reality of him signing doesn’t seem probable. It’s yet to be seen if Roger Goodell’s encouraging of teams to sign Kaepernick will ultimately pay off with a job offer.

15 responses to “Mark Davis gives blessing to idea of Colin Kaepernick signing

  1. Gruden is an OCD qb collector. If the practice squad is increased to 16, he may bite.

  2. The Raiders have had Carr during that time and Kap would have been a great backup at the Raiders but supposedly was after a starting job, wasnt going to happen with the Raiders due to Carr’s contract and playoff year a few seasons back.

    Kap showed in his final year with the 49ers he had talent, granted they were winless but he played well, having the worst defense that year didnt help. Theres no starting roles available but surely going to the Chargers as a backup gives him a great chance to start as i cant see Tyrod Taylor starting 16 games

  3. What’s missing from this “story” is that Mark Davis doesn’t get involved in football operations at all, they could sign a martian and he would be OK with it.

  4. Hahahahahahaha, sure thing Mark, we all believe you

  5. Sign this clown so we can end the charade that he is ready to play. His last season was worthless and there is no doubt that he’ll phone it in all while claiming he wasn’t given the right chance. Let him play the full sixteen game schedule where he can pick up a win to go with his 15 losses. Book it.

  6. What the hell is Peterman there to do other than be an arm for OTA’s of which there are non this year…oh and he is Grudens experiment…

  7. This is not surprising to me at all. Son-of-Al is the modern day version of P.T. Barnum. As an owner he doesn’t care one iota about putting a winning team on the field but he loves his publicity stunts. If he signs a below-average QB like Kaepernick then this will continue along the same lines as bringing in distractions like Marshawn Lynch & Antonio Brown or bringing back a crappy HC like Gruden.

  8. Easy to say they have your blessing when you’re 99.9% sure the guys making the decision is No Thanks.

  9. psj3809 says:

    Kap showed in his final year with the 49ers he had talent, granted they were winless but he played well…

    What is your definition of played “well”?

    Hate to break the news to you, but Kaepernick’s 90.1 was in the bottom half of the NFL in 2016…

    And his completion percentage was only 59.2% – 26th in the NFL.

    His average yards per game was 186 – 30th in the NFL.

    He was sacked 36 times in those games – which extrapolated out for 16 games would have had him with the most sacks in the NFL in 2016.

    His average yards per attempt was only 6.8 – tied for 23rd in the NFL.

    Do you still want to try and perpetuate the myth that Kaepernick played well in 2016?

  10. I’m not impressed with people virtue signaling about being willing to sign Kaepernick but not actually being the one to make the decision. Everyone has an excuse for why he doesn’t work for their team.

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