Eagles Not Interested In Colin Kaepernick

Despite losing starting quarterback Carson Wentz to a torn ACL, the Eagles are not interested in signing free agent Colin Kaepernick, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (video link).Colin Kaepernick

Scheme fit, salary, and other on-field factors don’t seem to play much of role in Philadelphia’s stance, per Rapoport, who indicates that it’s Kaepernick’s collusion lawsuit against the NFL that is dissuading the Eagles (and likely other clubs) from inking Kaepernick. The lawsuit, which alleges that the league’s owners have conspired to keep Kaepernick out of the NFL, was reportedly filed with the hope that it would lead to the termination of the current collective bargaining agreement. If the Eagles were to sign Kaepernick, he would withdraw the suit, his agent confirms to Rapoport.

Kaepernick, of course, originated kneeling during the national anthem as a form of silent protest during the 2016 season, and has since been unable to land an NFL contract. While Kaepernick certainly doesn’t fit every offense in the league, it’s difficult to argue that his social activism hasn’t played at least some role in his failure to earn a roster spot.

With Wentz soon heading to injured reserve, the Eagle will have only two quarterbacks on their roster: Nick Foles, who will become the club’s new starter, and Nate Sudfeld, who has never attempted a pass in the NFL. Philadelphia does not currently have a quarterback on its practice squad.

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39 comments on “Eagles Not Interested In Colin Kaepernick

  1. captainchaos55

    He will never play another game in the NFL, thankfully.

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      • stoth15

        so anyone who agrees kapernick shouldn’t have a job is automatically a trump supporter…typical liberal cupcake

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          • jkbuckets

            Caepernick wasn’t a good starting qb his last 2 years as one. He lost his job to a back up qb on a terrible team. That said he is good enough to be a back up in the nfl. It’s just if a team were to sign him the media would be a distraction for that team. Especially a team like the eagles who still have Super Bowl aspirations even with wentz out

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      • edreed20

        Well if he was cool being paid like one then he would of been there but he was asking for more then a usual for a backup. Baltimore was ready to give him an offer.

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        • Polish Hammer

          He had a nice contract, one he opted out of to then cry nobody will sign him.

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      • brucewayne

        No he’s NOT! He’s not good enuff to be able to be signed

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        • brucewayne

          and jump right into any system ! He could barely grasp a system that had been groomed for him

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        • wentzadelphia

          But manizel , Tebow , Webb , hoyer are? Gtfo your high

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    • wentzadelphia

      Good thing you’re wrong . I’ll bet money he plays next year . Kaepernick is far superior to half the starting qbs who play right now . Gotta love racism

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      • chgobangbang

        Racist cause he’s not all black or all white ? Whenever in doubt use the R word

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  2. cubfanbudman1953

    I would pick some from the stands to play QB before I would bring that SHPOS into the clubhouse.

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    • WalkersDayOff

      Yup. Id rather have my grandma out there for my team than Kap

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      • joeyrocafella

        Why would your grandma be better equipped to run an NFL offense? Dumbass

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  3. Thronson5

    Seems to me that nobody will sign this guy so I’m not sure why it’s still a story. There are plenty of teams who could’ve signed him by so if it was going to happen it should’ve happened and would’ve happened by it isn’t. I get the criticism but I still think this guy has more talent than some of the guys who are 2nd string and 3rd string so it does amaze me that he hasn’t gotten a job as at least a backup yet. I’m a life long 9ers fan and I was one of the people who’ve actually wasn’t a fan of benching Alex Smith and trading Alex Smith in favor of him starting even though I had people telling me I was crazy at the time. The crazy thing is he is very talented but once he got paid he was afraid of running and getting hurt and he couldn’t ever learn how to throw those passes with touch when needed and he always stared down the receiver he was going to throw the ball to and missed a lot of wide open receivers. I think those things play a factor in him not being signed and it’s not all the other stuff like some people think but I do think it’s both. The fact he can run and he does have a strong arm and he might have something to prove you would that he’d be given a shot as a back up but I guess not.

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  4. dust44

    Y would they be? They r in 1st place and have a guy who has started. Kaep would have to learn a playbook and get into game shape in what 3 weeks for the playoffs. Noway anyone would touch him this late in the season.

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  5. wrigleyhawkeye

    Eagles take Vick, but not Kaepernick. Hmmm, should be a dose of reality for Kaepernick and his clan.

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    • jasbcar

      Nick Foles is why nothing will happen. Foles is one of the best backup Qbs in the league

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  6. sportsfan101

    So many reasons to not sign him and no good reasons to sign him. Not like he was a roy, MVP, super bowl champ he had a good year or 2 got paid and his play instantly went downhill. As previously stated he’s not a good qb he’s a healthier RGIII and that’s about it. So why arnt we asking why RGIII isn’t signed yet? And there we go regardless of who will or won’t say it kap shot himself in the foot and will never play again as he shouldn’t your being paid millions of dollars to play a child’s game your not being paid millions to protest your beliefs big difference. His lawsuit doesn’t help

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  7. ck420

    Hate kap for what he did, his play sucked so he wanted to make a statement. You make a statement with how you play the game not taking a knee!

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  8. Regi Green

    I really hope we get to go through the 2018 season without any Kaepernick stories. If he gets signed and is playing,fine. But if he’s not, let’s keep the spotlight on people actually on the field. You would think there’s no other QBs without jobs, since he’s the only 1 brought up everytime a QB gets hurt.

    And for everyone saying he’s better than most backups, other backups are either signed to rookie deals or offer veteran insight. What did Kap do when he became the backup in San Fran, publicity stunt that screamed “look at me”. Coaches only want high maintenance players if they’re capable of giving t.o. or Randy Moss type of production. That means at the QB position,you better be Peyton Manning or Tom Brady good, which Kap ain’t even close to.

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    • Nebrasketball

      Kaep was voted teammate of the year in his last year with the 49ers.

      Everything you’re saying has no basis in football reality.

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      • Regi Green

        Everything I said is the reality of the situation. that’s why he hasn’t been signed,and that’s why there been very little interest.

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  9. wentzadelphia

    I’d take Kaepernick any day . I’d rather have Kaepernick than Sudfield as our back up now . Smh racism is real

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    • Regi Green

      Race has nothing to do with it. He’s a gimmick QB who had a good year 5 years ago. Not worth the show that’ll come along with him.

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  10. Nebrasketball

    Kaep is easily a top 25 QB in this league.

    It’s dumb that teams continue to put out far inferior players.

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  11. Nebrasketball

    As an aside, I don’t normally post or follow stuff in NFL rumors – I’m more of a baseball/basketball/hockey guy – but it is shocking how much ignorance there is posted in this thread.

    It’s okay to believe that Foles is a better QB, and you don’t want Kaep for a backup. But so many comments are on his peaceful protest, without any real understanding of why he did it, or why he chose to kneel in the first place.

    You should try googling that and actually know what’s going on, instead of throwing up this garbage that’s been posted on here.

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  12. bubba 66

    His reason is ignorance, his method is unfortunate. The fallout from his behavior and the players that chose to do the same has upset the NFL fan base dramatically.

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