Montreal Alouettes want Kaep.
Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick is still hoping to return to the NFL at some point during this season, he's just patiently waiting on a call from one the 32 NFL teams. In the meantime, Kaepernick has drawn interest from the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.
Despite the Alouettes' interest in Kaepernick, they've yet to actually have a conversation with the 29-year old QB. According to ProFootballTalk, Alouettes General Manager and interim head coach, Kavis Reed, said it hasn’t gone beyond the team making sure Kaepernick’s agent knows they have Kaepernick’s CFL rights.
“There’s been no conversation about Colin coming here,” Reed said. “It was just to let them know we had his rights and if there was anything they were interested in to get back to us.There’s been no call back from his agent . . . that’s where it stands.”
Reed told the Montreal Gazette he has no doubt Kaepernick can play.
“To me, he’s a very good player,” Reed said. “Take all the movement stuff aside. He’s a young man that we feel has a very good football IQ. He has taken a team to a championship level. The talent’s there. As a GM, you have to look at the talent. It’s incumbent on us to explore it.”
According to ProFootballTalk, the Alouettes reached out to Kaepernick’s agent but did not receive a reply. Furthermore, a source close to Colin Kaepernick reportedly told PFT that Kaepernick is not interested in playing Canadian football and is committed to an NFL return.
Kaepernick went 1-10 as a starter for the Niners last season, throwing for 2,241 yards, 16 touchdowns and four interceptions. Despite his status as a free agent Kaepernick has continued his charitable work off the field as well as his pledge to donate a total of $1 million to select organizations.