Colin Kaepernick has officially announced he will be opting out of his contract and testing the free agent waters. The thing is will any team be wiling to throw him a line and give him a shot to show he's still capable of what he did in 2012 and 2013. Of course some team will pick him, but will he get a real opportunity to start somewhere, and prove what he's worth. He didn't make it easy on himself with carrying the baggage of the national anthem debacle, I'm certain teams won't even give him a look for that reason. A desperate enough team like the Jets or the Browns will pick him up, give him a shot like they do with every other decent quarterback that hits the free agent market. The thing those teams fail to realize is there's a reason they're hitting the market, they just aren't that good.
However, I do believe Kaepernick is a very unique and wonderful talent, he just doesn't have the drive and motivation to be a great QB in the NFL. Kaepernick is more interested in sticking to his vegan diet and starting public protest at work than playing football. He proved that to everyone last year. Kaepernick was told to gain weight when he was coming back from his injury, he was told to bulk up 15-20 lbs, and this guy couldn't do it because he wasn't able to on his vegan diet. Alright, cool, it's your choice just don't expect teams to be accepting of your personal choices when it gets in the way of your performance. Secondly, he started a nation wide scandal by taking a knee during the national anthem, not a lot of employers are going to think too fondly of that. We know Kaepernick won't be paying a visit to Dallas because Jerry Jones wouldn't stand for that shit, no pun intended.
I'd like to see Kaepernick get a job somewhere and actually get an opportunity to play, unfortunately I don't think that'll happen. He's an interesting player to watch, always exciting even when he plays erratic, so to not see him on the field this year is going to suck. I really hope one of these boring franchises pick him up and he gets a chance to shine again, or at the very least become a capable starter for a few years with a team creating some stability. Even the latter of that seems to be a stretch at this point. He'll either be a backup somewhere, no one will want him whatsoever, or some brave soul will give him a shot.