Kaepernick has finally received some interest after 2 months of not getting a single phone call. The Seattle Seahawks are apparently interested in Kaepernick and RG3 for a backup role with the team. Either one of those guys can easily take over for Russell Wilson if he is to go down and they'll be able to continue running the same type of offense. Kaepernick is obviously the better choice since for one I think he's the better QB and he has proven that he can stay healthy.
The real reason for this blog is to discuss if Kaepernick was truly being black-balled. I wrote a blog months back saying how he was because of the protest he pioneered last season. I knew teams would be hesistant to sign him since it'd be a media fire storm, so I thought it'd pan out like a Tim Tebow situation. Kaepernick can be a viable backup to a franchise however, Tebow was not. That's the real difference and probably is why the Seahawks are willing to maybe take a chance on him.
I believe Kaepernick was being ignored by a majority of teams due to what happened last year, which is totally fine and understandable, who wants to bring that drama into their lockerroom for a backup QB. I still think Kaepernick could play, though, why not give him a shot if you're the Browns, not like you have any better options. The fact he went so long without being picked up is mostly because a lot of teams don't start filling out their rosters completely until post NFL draft, so now we'll see if he gets more attention. I'm sure he just wants any job he can get at this point, but if he doesn't get a job that's bullshit. I wouldn't call it him being black-balled like I did a couple months ago, although I would say he's been unfairly punished by the media for this whole thing, basically leading teams to not want to deal with that drama. I get it he brought it upon himself, it still doesn't make it very fair. Guys get jobs in the NFL after assault, gun charges, and murder, but protesting, no you've gone too far.