Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been out of the league for three years and, since then, has been in the news numerous times for a wide array of reasons. However, he’s looking to get his NFL career back on track.
The NFL has arranged a workout for Kaepernick in which all 32 teams are invited to attend. The Cincinnati Bengals will in attendance, although it doesn’t make much sense for them to have interest in Kaepernick.
Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer was informed of Cincinnati’s rather obvious plans.
“Bengals representatives have told The Enquirer that the team is building for the future and wants to evaluate rookie quarterback Ryan Finley for the remainder of the season. If the team is unsatisfied with Finley, the Bengals plan to draft a quarterback early in the 2020 NFL Draft. Sources abreast of the situation say adding a veteran quarterback at this particular time runs contrary to their vision of the future.”
The Bengals have too many holes to fill other than at the quarterback position to put all the blame of their winless first half on either Andy Dalton.
They believe in fourth-round pick Ryan Finley, and he had a pretty solid performance in his debut which ended up as an absolute beatdown at the hand of the Ravens. Finley threw for 167 yards and one touchdown.
For now, the Bengals are also in the driver’s seat for the No. 1 overall pick come April.
With that, the plan could be to secure LSU quarterback and Heisman favorite Joe Burrow. Either way, the Bengals sad quarterback situation will certainly not end with them signing Kaepernick.
They are planning for the future, not the rest of the season.