Pro: Kaepernick could be a solid backup
As the Titans found out in 2019, it’s important to have a good backup quarterback just in case things go wrong. When Mariota faltered and the team looked dead, Tannehill was there to pick up the slack and resurrect the season.
If the Titans were to sign Colin Kaepernick at all, it would likely be next offseason and for a spot as the team’s backup. I just don’t see him being signed as the Titans’ starter because there will be better options out there, and one of them is already on the roster in Tannehill.
If Kaepernick were brought in as a backup, he could be a plus in that regard.
As we already mentioned, he has a lot of experience as a starter and playing in big games, and as his workout showed, he’s still got zip on his passes. Kaepernick’s athleticism and ability to run the football was always top-notch, also.
If the Titans do bring Tannehill back to be the starter, having an insurance policy behind him would be important. Before coming to the Titans, Tannehill had his own checkered injury history, so there is certainly some concern there.
And when you consider some of the backups the Titans have had to run out there in the past few seasons, you could do definitely do worse than Kaepernick; although one of those backups, Blaine Gabbert, actually replaced Kaepernick in San Fran.
But, as you’ll see in the next slide, even having Kaepernick as a backup presents a big issue.