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Dolphins make a ton of sense for Colin Kaepernick, Should they call?

Colin Kaepernick wants to play in the NFL, and the team that makes the most sense is the Miami Dolphins. Let me explain before you get upset!

If any team makes sense for Colin Kaepernick it is the Miami Dolphins. Colin Kaepernick took a huge blow from the media after kneeling for social injustice. He was crucified and banned from the NFL because of it. I know people are sick of hearing about Kaepernick in the NFL because he has not played in years, they are forgetting that he does, in fact, have the talent to play at this level. He never caused any problem off the field, he just kneeled and created a problem by using his platform. Well, there is a job in the NFL open right now and Colin Kaepernick makes a ton of sense.

That job was created yesterday, when the Dolphins traded away starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill to the Tennessee Titans. The Dolphins freed tons of cap-space, and they should at least give Kaepernick a call for a workout. The Dolphins were hoping to sign Teddy Bridgewater who visited them the other day, but he spun his hometown team and signed with the Saints.

Kaepernick however makes too much sense for the Dolphins who currently have Luke Falk and Jake Rudock on their active roster. Here is why, it makes sense to me.

The Dolphins are the largest employer in Miami Gardens, which has the fourth largest population of African-Americans in Florida. Owner Stephen Ross is doing something unprecedented in the NFL: He is handing over full control of the franchise to a predominantly African-American front office and coaching staff, per Miami Times.

He recently promoted Chris Grier to general manager in charge of football operations; it’s the first time an African-American has held that title in Dolphins history. Grier will soon erase all doubt that he holds a token title. He is expected to land New England Patriots assistant Brian Flores as the first African-American head coach of Miami’s storied franchise.

The only thing that would be holding Kaepernick back from signing is if Kaepernick did not want to play, but that is not the cause.

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is interested in becoming the Miami Dolphins’ starting quarterback in 2019, CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported on Friday.

According to La Canfora, a source close to Kaepernick said the ex-49ers quarterback is “training hard and ready to play.”

In October 2017, Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL in which he accused owners of colluding by not signing him and keeping him out of the league. Kaepernick settled the grievance on Feb. 15.

Kaepernick went 28–30 as San Francisco’s starter from 2012-16. The 49ers won the NFC and lost Super Bowl XLVII in 2012.

What do you think? What is worse, giving Kaepernick a shot, or signing a veteran quarterback like Ryan Fitzpatrick or AJ McCarron to start? Who gives your team the best chance to win? That is the question, and the Dolphins should be a team willing to look into this matter.

Damond Talbot

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