Colin Kaepernick could interest Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, analyst says
It is said that when fate closes one door, it opens another.
Thursday night, fate dealt the Kansas City Chiefs a rotten blow when reigning NFL Most Valuable Player Patrick Mahomes dislocated a kneecap. Chiefs teammate Travis Kelce told ESPN, "His knee didn't even look like a knee. It was all out of whack. I couldn't even describe it."
Clearly Mahomes won't be coming back soon.
But wait, was that a knock on the door?
Yeah, we get it. Not a week goes by without a Colin Kaepernick rumor, half-baked or otherwise. But Keyshawn Johnson has checked in with an interesting take.
Johnson, a former diva wide receiver (of "Just Throw Me the Damn Ball" fame) is now an NFL analyst for ESPN. He acknowledges that backup quarterback Matt Moore played well Thursday after Mahomes left the game - 10-of-19, 117 yards, a touchdown and one sack.
"You got Matt Moore, and I think he can hold things together for them," Johnson told heavy.com. "On top of that, you can always look for a quarterback somewhere out there.
"If there was one guy that I would trust to possibly do something like (signing Kaepernick) it is Andy Reid. Andy Reid is the guy who drafted Donovan McNabb when everyone said no, he was booed for that."
"He is a guy that signed a guy like Michael Vick, who was coming out of prison, and Michael Vick went on to be potentially an MVP."
He's also the guy who signed Terrell Owens when T.O. had worn out his welcome with the 49ers. If nothing else, Reid is open-minded.
"He is a quarterback fixer and I understand the controversy that can swirl around Kaepernick," Johnson said, "but hey man, Matt Moore, Kaepernick. At least kick the tires - sniff it and work him out, and see if he still has it, go back to ownership and then make that decision. (See) if it is someone that you want to bring into your clubhouse."
Reid is a guy who could pull it off. He has a certain stature in the league. He's respected. He recently became the seventh NFL head coach to win 200 games. He took the Eagles to the Super Bowl. He has led the Chiefs to the postseason in five of his six seasons in Kansas City.
That doesn't mean Kaepernick is a lock for a workout, a face-to-face, or even a courtesy call. But it says here that he's closer to the field than he's been in three years.
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