Quarterback Colin Kaepernick was benched about a month ago as Blaine Gabbert moved in as starter for the San Francisco 49ers. Not long after that happened, Kaepernick was placed on season-ending injured reserve, which pretty much sealed that he had played his last down ever for the 49ers. Now, everyone wonders where he could go to, and the Dallas Cowboys have come up as a possible landing spot for him in 2016.
There is no doubt that the relationship between Kaepernick and the 49ers has been damaged to a point where it can’t be repaired. Making matters even a little bit harder to take are the rumors floating around and what the team recently did with their jersey sales.
The 49ers have put Colin Kaepernick’s jersey on sale. Currently cheaper than someone no longer on team: pic.twitter.com/ydoUrMwOOB
— VIPTIX.com (@VIP_TIX) December 2, 2015
Fox Sports has said that it’s obvious that Kaepernick has everything out of the door in San Francisco except for his shoes. Possible landing spots are starting to be discussed, and it all depends on who needs help at quarterback or simply wants to change things up.
The Cowboys are being mentioned quite often as a place where Kaepernick could be for next season. Tony Romo’s recent — and second — clavicle injury of the year has many wondering just how much longer he can go at a high level.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones believes that there is still a lot of time left in his quarterback.
Jerry Jones just talked about Tony Romo playing another 4-5 years, pointed to Tom Brady still being one of the game’s best at 38
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) December 3, 2015
That really is a hard thing to believe considering that Romo hasn’t played a full season for the Cowboys in three years. He’s going to be 36-years-old when next season starts, while Kaepernick just turned 28. Sure, Kaepernick has seemed to decline a bit or gotten stale, but new surroundings could rejuvenate him.
Tony Romo’s time in Dallas may be done, and it may not be because he or Jones or anyone else wants it to be. His health just may not allow him to continue on, especially not at the level he or any team needs.
The St. Louis Rams, Philadelphia Eagles, and Cleveland Browns have also been mentioned as places that Kaepernick could sign with in 2016.
Speaking of the Cleveland Browns, they could really use help at the quarterback position. Josh McCown just can’t stay healthy, and Austin Davis is not a franchise quarterback by any stretch of the imagination.
Johnny Manziel had potential and the Browns thought he was the future, but his off-field actions have pretty much brought his time in Cleveland to an end. Other teams are going to be willing to take a chance on him, and one may be the Dallas Cowboys.
Jerry Jones passed on Manziel in last year’s draft, and he was fine with his decision. Now, he may get his second chance at landing the young quarterback, and it could possibly happen as soon as next year.
Along with Manziel and Kaepernick, it is expected that Robert Griffin III will also be available in the free agent market in 2016. Teams will have some choices of quarterbacks, but who will give them all a second chance?
The Dallas Cowboys really need to start looking into another quarterback as Tony Romo’s injuries are extremely concerning. Colin Kaepernick’s time with the San Francisco 49ers is all but officially over, and a scrambling quarterback such as him or Johnny Manziel may be the face in Dallas in 2016.
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