With quarterback Colin Kaepernick likely to get a look by a team this year, Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn sees a great fit.
Could the Chargers be the ones to finally do the right thing?
It has been a long three years for quarterback Colin Kaepernick. After essentially being locked out of the NFL doors by owners back in 2016, Kaepernick has continued to focus his energy and money on the very thing that unfairly separated himself from the league in the first place.
Over the last three years, Kaepernick has devoted himself to fighting social injustice and systemic racism. He’s become a vital spokesperson for a people who have long deserved change, and have yet to see it happen in this country.
A talented quarterback, Kaepernick was shunned and never saw another opportunity following 2016 due to his peaceful protesting during the National Anthem of NFL games. He simply took a knee. Like it or not, this was never about the flag — and now people are finally listening.
Presently, commissioner Roger Goodell has backtracked and now supports a team signing Kaepernick to their active roster. Since Goodell made his statement a few days back, the talk has now shifted to which teams might be interested.
Recently, a report out of ESPN called the Chargers a possibility. Wednesday, that possibility may have just become a bit more real. Call it what you will, but head coach Anthony Lynn had some positive and reassuring words for Kaepernick and how he would fit in Los Angeles.
Lynn went on to say that he was happy with his three quarterbacks at the moment: Tyrod Taylor, rookie Justin Herbert and Easton Stick. But, Lynn did talk about Kaepernick being the right fit within their style of offense.
"“I haven’t spoken with Colin, not sure where he’s at as far in his career, what he wants to do, but Colin definitely fits the style of quarterback for the system that we’re going to be running.” (via ESPN)"
It seems as though, all it might take is an injury in training camp (or beyond) to bring him in for a real shot. Heck, maybe training camp isn’t too kind to a guy like Stick. If Lynn wants to keep three quarterbacks, knowing he has a rookie on board, Kaepernick becomes a possibility.
This team has a lot of pieces in place to potentially compete in 2020. The defense should be one of the better units in all of football with Pro Bowl talent at every level. The offense features several playmakers like Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Austin Ekeler and Hunter Henry. This team is closer than some might think.
You never know what might happen at this point, but the Chargers signing Kaepernick would be a huge, positive statement that, not only does the NFL deserve, but this country also deserves.