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Cincinnati Bengals: 3 reason signing Colin Kaepernick is a smart decision

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SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers in action against the New England Patriots at Levi's Stadium on November 20, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers in action against the New England Patriots at Levi's Stadium on November 20, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /
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Over the course of this season, the Cincinnati Bengals have insisted they are committed to winning. If they are, then they absolutely should sign Colin Kaepernick.

This isn’t click-bait, but it is an honest question: Why not Colin Kaepernick? At 0-9, going nowhere fast, and needing a show of legitimacy, signing Kaepernick would show a dwindling fanbase that the Cincinnati Bengals are actually trying.

The Bengals, by all indications, are in the midst of evaluating everything. With Ryan Finley now the starting quarterback, why not add some competition to the equation? For an organization that likes to say they are committed to winning every week, wouldn’t adding someone like Kap validate such a statement?

For fans in Cincinnati, I ask “why not?” It’s not like Kaepernick hasn’t been successful as a starter. He’s a few up on Andy Dalton whom the team benched at their bye week. I mean, Kap has actually won a playoff game and started in a Super Bowl. Dalton can’t say that.

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Let’s be honest here-the Bengals have a serious lack of integrity as an organization. If you disagree, I’d direct you to the inactivity at the trade deadline where they clearly could have made an effort, any effort, to get better. They didn’t, and if you as a fanbase have any hope that A.J. Green sees a commitment to winning, bringing a player like Kaepernick says you’re committed to something not associated with losing.

It’s hard to believe that the Bengals will continue to sit on their hands and hope. What is their plan for changing course and trying to win? If it’s in the draft, then so be it. But unless you are committed to tanking, committed to going at least 1-15, then sign Kaepernick and prove winning still means something in Cincinnati.

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