The Denver Broncos suffered a major blow to their chances this season in Week 2 when Drew Lock went down with a sprained AC joint. That injury will likely keep him out between two to six weeks. In that time, the Broncos should strongly consider going out and signing free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
John Elway has previously stated that the Broncos once offered a contract to Kaepernick. However, the free agent quarterback did not like the offer and turned it down. So, at one point in time, there was interest.
Now, it would make a lot of sense for the Broncos to consider reaching back out. Kaepernick has been unable to find any other offers, but has kept his dream of returning to the NFL alive. Perhaps landing with Denver now would be of interest.
Kaepernick last played in 2016 for the San Francisco 49ers. He played in 12 games, completing 59.2 percent of his passes for 2,241 yards, 16 touchdowns, and four interceptions. In addition to his passing numbers, Kaepernick racked up 468 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.
All of that being said, let’s take a look at three reasons the Broncos should consider reaching out to Colin Kaepernick following the injury to Lock.