Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians made some interesting comments about former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick Wednesday on Pro Football Talk Live:
“He can play in the right system. He’s proven that. When he was with Greg Roman, that system fit him perfectly. He’s a read-option, athletic guy. He can throw it down the field with the play-action passes. He struggled against us in the past out of the pocket. It’s just finding the right fit.”
I agree with Arians. Any team that would be interested in Kaepernick would have to feature the read option.
Here are the teams that feature that play:
1. Seattle Seahawks
2. Carolina Panthers
3. Dallas Cowboys
4. Tennessee Titans
5. Buffalo Bills
That’s only 16 percent of the NFL. And here’s the kicker: Kaepernick reportedly wants a chance to compete for a starting job, but none of those five teams I just listed is looking for a starter.
That’s why Kaepernick is unemployed.