3 backup QBs the Jaguars can sign if CJ Beathard misses time

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback C.J. Beathard (3) at TIAA Bank Field. (Imagn Images photo pool)
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback C.J. Beathard (3) at TIAA Bank Field. (Imagn Images photo pool) /
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Colin Kaepernick during halftime at the Michigan Spring game at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 1 free agent QB the Jaguars can sign – Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick has been one of the most polarizing NFL players in recent years and when it comes to his political stance, there doesn’t seem to be a middle ground among fans. However, this column about his beliefs but rather about his ability to play quarterback.

It’s true that Kaepernick hasn’t played an NFL game since 2016 but the Jaguars’ coaching staff could bring him up to speed. He’s played the game his entire life, so it would be more about getting used to the speed to process information on the football field once again. The former quarterback is still in great shape and training, awaiting for the opportunity to sign with a team.

Just recently, Kaep worked out for the Las Vegas Raiders and although no deal is imminent, it went well. Keep in mind that the Jaguars would be signing him as a backup, a role he would gladly take. It’s uncertain if he would be a fit in Doug Pederson’s system but the head coach has worked with all kind of quarterbacks, so the Jags could make it work out.

Kaepernick took the league by the storm the year the San Francisco 49ers made it to the Super Bowl 47 but wasn’t able to recreate his success in later years for a myriad of reasons. Still, he might be a viable option as QB2 in Jacksonville. One factor that could help him sign with the Jaguars is that general manager Trent Baalke drafted him when he held the same position for the Niners. Is it a long shot? Probably, but no option should be tossed out just yet, especially if Beathard’s groin injury turns out to be serious.

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