Colin Kaepernick: These teams should give him a call

 From left, Eli Harold, Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid of the San Francisco 49ers protest during the national anthem before a home game against the Dallas Cowboys on Oct. 2, 2016. Photo credit NBC News.
From left, Eli Harold, Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid of the San Francisco 49ers protest during the national anthem before a home game against the Dallas Cowboys on Oct. 2, 2016. Photo credit NBC News.

By Sidney P. Brown 

The Sports Fanatic 

It's the midway point of the NFL season, and it's safe to say that several teams are already planning for next season already. In some cases, I believe teams need to search for a new quarterback. As a matter of fact, I believe teams need to give Colin Kaepernick a call. Yes- Colin Kaepernick.

Here is a list of teams I believe should give him a chance midway through the season:

1. Miami Dolphins - They are the laughing stock of the NFL this season. They started out the season losing their first 7 games. They finally got their first win on their 26-18 win against the New York Jets. They have not had a solid quarterback on their roster after trading former starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill to the Tennessee Titans and losing their solid backup Matt Moore who is now a member of the Kansas City Chiefs. 
2. New York Jets - They may have their quarterback of the future in Sam Darnold, but he has been awful this season, and he also missed games due to illness. The Jets are also 1-7, and Darnold has thrown 9 interceptions in the 5 games he has played this year. He is in his 2nd year, and appears to have little to no guidance or tutoring. Bring in Kaepernickto takeover and show Darnold the ropes
.3. Denver Broncos- They are 3-6 at the halfway point, and that's highly disappointing for a team who hasn't had a solid quarterback since future pro hall-of-famer Peyton Manning retired after beating the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. What's funny is that pro hall-of-fame quarterback John Elway, the general manager of the Broncos, who also led Denver to 2 Super Bowl titles during his career, has not brought in an elite quarterback to replace Manning yet! Give Colin a chance! You have no shot at the title this year anyway!
4. Chicago Bears - Your current quarterback Mitchell Trubisky out of UNC has proved to been a waste of a 3rdoverall pick back in 2017. They also passed up on Patrick Mahomes, who was named 2018 MVP and led the Chiefs to an AFC Championship appearance last year and Houston star Deshaun Watson, who has been sensational as well. Looking back at Bears history, before Trubisky, there was Jay Cutler, who is known for only having 1 playoff appearance in 8 years with the Bears. Bears fans are obviously desperate for a true leader and consistent performer at quarterback. Currently, the Bears are 3-5 at the halfway point. They should definitely consider calling Kaepernick
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - The Buccaneers have been playing good football this year, but they haven't contributed to wins. They are 2-6 at the halfway point. I personally believe that they need to move on from Jameis Winston, who has been in and out of legal troubles since his time at Florida State. Due to this, I consider him to be unreliable although he has good talent as a quarterback. The Bucs probably won't consider moving Winston, but the Buccaneers could always use a better backup QB just in case he gets in more trouble with the league. Tampa Bay, give Colin a chance.

In conclusion, I believe Colin Kaepernick is still better than a good amount of quarterbacks in this league, and he certainly should have at least a backup quarterback job in the league right now. I believe most teams in the NFL could use him right now. I don't see what they have to lose by signing him to a contract, especially the five teams I listed above. This man deserves a check from the NFL! Get him back in the league!