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Will Colin Kaepernick Play for An NFL Team in 2019?

Colin Kaepernick Betting Odds November 13, 2019

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is scheduled to have a private workout for all 32 NFL teams on Saturday, November 16, and sportsbooks have wasted no time in posting betting odds on whether he’ll be back in the league in 2019.

Online sportsbook Bovada has released odds that suggest he will not suit up for a team this season, with the “No” option at an overwhelming -900. The “Yes” option is at +500 for him to make it back to the gridiron after being out of the league since the 2017 season.

What Would It Take for an NFL Team to Sign Kaepernick?

Does anyone have a time machine readily available? Because that feels like the only way Colin Kaepernick would be signed by an NFL team at this stage of his career.

Kaepernick’s kneeling protest during the American national anthem in the 2016 season was meant to heighten awareness about police brutality toward minorities and general inequality. Instead, it morphed into a cultural touchpoint on patriotism and the military that even had President Donald Trump tweeting about it.

Now, Kaepernick has been out of the NFL for over two full seasons, which is a lifetime in terms of a quarterback’s career, and there may be too much drama to bring him back into an organization/league that loathes negative publicity.

Then there’s the performance, which always seems to get dismissed when discussing Kaepernick’s ability to play quarterback in the NFL. Over his final two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers in 2015 and 2016, San Francisco was a combined 3-16 SU in 19 games he started, he posted a 59 percent completion rate and he averaged only 202 passing yards per game. You can say the Niners were awful in those seasons but the good quarterbacks elevate the talent around them.

Yes, he would be much better than most backups in the NFL right now and possibly some starters (looking at you, Ryan Finley and Dwayne Haskins), but let’s not fall all over ourselves in confusing a 32-year-old Kaepernick with a top-flight quarterback in the NFL.

Betting “Yes” on this prop feels like the equivalent of buying a lottery ticket and, based on the facts above, bettors would probably have a better shot at hitting the lotto than for Colin Kaepernick to be signed by an NFL team for the 2019 regular season.

Will Colin Kaepernick Be Signed To An NFL Team Before The End Of The 2019-20 Regular Season?

OptionOdds
Yes-500
No+900

Odds as of November 13 at Bovada