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LA Chargers: 3 free-agent quarterbacks to sign for depth

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(Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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3. Colin Kaepernick

If Anthony Lynn would not have already made comments about Colin Kaepernick earlier in the year then he probably would not be on this list. However, based on the kind of offense that the team runs and considering Lynn’s comments, I do not think we can rule Kaepernick out in this conversation.

Chargers’ HC Anthony Lynn said today that teams "would be crazy" not to have Colin Kaepernick on their workout lists this summer. Kaepernick is on the Chargers’ workout list.https://t.co/dj6AdbCYxc

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 17, 2020

What makes this a possibility for the Chargers is the fact that Kaepernick has the skill set to operate in this offense. He is a mobile quarterback that the team can continue to be a run-first and creative offense with.

And sure, he was not fantastic in his last year as a starter and it has been quite some time, but if you really break down the numbers, Kaepernick was very similar talent-wise to Tyrod Taylor. He is a  mobile game-managing quarterback that does not throw a lot of interceptions.

That is exactly what the team’s M-O has been this season, thus making the potential transition to Kaepernick in the case of emergency an easier one.

It really would come down to whether or not Kaepernick wants to come back just to be a veteran backup option for a week or two while Taylor gets healthy. While the idea of a two-week job might not be appealing, this very well could open the door for Kaepernick to be on the Chargers’ practice squad or just to get back in the league in some capacity.

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From a pure football sense (and that is what we are talking about here: football) it makes sense for the LA Chargers. With an existing narrative there, he has to be included on the short list.

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