Jaguars owner would ‘absolutely’ support signing Kaepernick

Dave Zirin of The Nation joins the show to discuss the latest on Colin Kaepernick, if he is being black-balled by the league and the continued anthem demonstrations in the NFL.

The Jacksonville Jaguars have not inquired about signing quarterback Colin Kaepernick, but the team’s owner has said he would support the decision.

Shad Khan told 1010XL radio host Mike Dempsey that he would “absolutely” support the signing of Kaepernick if it was what the front office wanted.

Kaepernick’s career in professional football remains up in the air. Many NFL teams are steering clear of the polarizing quarterback due to his ongoing protest last season which most notably included his decision to not stand for the national anthem as a protest against the marginalization of minorities in the United States.

There have also been plenty of questions about Kaepernick’s skill level as well as his overall desire to play.

While it’s no secret the Jaguars could certainly use some help at the quarterback position—Blake Bortles and Chad Henne are the team’s best options right now—Kaepernick’s playing style doesn’t exactly lend itself to Jacksonville’s system.

Kaepernick has been without a team since he parted ways with the San Francisco 49ers in March. He threw for 2,241 yards and 16 touchdowns in 12 games last seasons with the 49ers.