His absence from the league aside, Colin Kaepernick in the NFL was a winning combination. With all due respect to Dalton fans, Andy can’t hold a candle to what Kap accomplished is a shorter amount of time. He appeared in six postseason games, including a Super Bowl, and has a record of 4-2.
Sorry Dalton fans, Andy never got that done in Cincinnati, but Kaepernick did in San Francisco.
If the Cincinnati Bengals are serious about evaluating talent, then why not see if Kaepernick is a long term solution? If he plays five games in December, and moves this team in a better and more promising direction, how the Bengals draft next spring has more options, especially if they can cross quarterback off the wish list.
As for Finley, who knows. One game isn’t fair to judge him on, and being the fourth overall pick doesn’t necessarily mean he’s only backup or practice squad material. He should get a look.
That said, Kaepernick is an interesting prospect at this point in his career and at this point for the Bengals as a whole. He may be a wildcard in a season where nothing has gone right. But he also has the kind of pedigree that could be a season and franchise changer in Cincinnati.