Would you pick Colin Kaepernick to start over Blake Bortles and Chad Henne? | The Tylt
Would you pick Colin Kaepernick to start over Blake Bortles and Chad Henne?
Now that the hype has died down for Blake Bortles, it is easy to see the Jacksonville Jaguars' quarterback position is an absolute dumpster fire. Chad Henne is a mediocre backup, and Bortles obviously does have the talent to start in the NFL. Why not turn to a quarterback who can give the defense problems with his arm and legs?
Kaepernick threw for 16 touchdowns, and, more importantly, only four interceptions last season. Bortles threw 16 interceptions last year and doesn't appear to be improving. Chad Henne isn't more than a game manager. While Kaepernick may not have the most accurate arm, he has the running ability to keep the defense on their toes. If the Jags sign Kaepernick, he should start for them immediately.
It's funny that fans seem to think Blake Bortles was just a sack of crap in a Jags uniform last season. Bortles actually threw for over 3,900 yards with 23 touchdowns. Is he the best quarterback in the league? No, but he has more arm strength than Kaepernick, who still can't throw with any touch whatsoever. Even at his worst, Bortles would win a quarterback competition with Kaepernick.
Heck, Chad Henne would be a better option at quarterback for Jacksonville. He has studied and practiced the playbook more than Kaepernick. That knowledge is invaluable and would give Henne the edge over Kaepernick, who would be looking at the playbook with virgin eyes. If the team does sign Kaepernick, he better be prepared to ride the bench.