Cleveland Browns not viewed as fit for Colin Kaepernick

Cleveland Browns Colin Kaepernick
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The Cleveland Browns are not viewed as a fit for quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Back in March, the Cleveland Browns solidified their quarterback room by adding free agent Case Keenum to backup Baker Mayfield.

The Browns really wanted Keenum, offering the veteran $18 million over three years.

It’s for this reason, that the The Athletic’s Mike Sando believes the Browns “stand pat” as fans ponder the future of Kaepernick.

"“Keenum has struggled since posting a 11-3 record and a 74.3 Total QBR with Minnesota in 21017, but that success and his familiarity with new Browns coach Kevin Stefanski arguably makes him a good fit behind Mayfielid,” Sando wrote."

To expand on Sando’s words, the Browns basically have someone in Keenum who can enter a game and nothing about the offense has to change.

Kaepernick, at least when he was in San Francisco, would be asked to run the ball more in the run-pass-option offense. Having their signal caller run isn’t something the Browns are probably looking to do with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt on the roster.

The Ravens, however, seems like THE ideal fit for Kaepernick, however, Sando views the Ravens in the same terms of the Browns, meaning they should stand pat.

With Robert Griffin in the fold, Baltimore already has a plug-and-play backup sitting behind reigning MVP Lamar Jackson, according to Sando.

Elsewhere around the AFC North, Sando listed the Bengals as one of 10 teams that should pursue Kaepernick. He reasons that Joe Burrow wouldn’t feel threatened from having the veteran on the roster, while Kaepernick would be a huge upgrade over current understudy, Ryan Finley.

The scribe argued that the Steelers are one of the 10 teams that “should consider” adding Kaepernick. As fans saw last season, things are pretty dire after Ben Roethlisberger’s name on the depth chart.

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It looks like the Steelers reached for Mason Rudolph in the third round in the 2018 NFL Draft. Even though Kaepernick hasn’t seen the field since 2016, I’d still like my chances with the former 49ers field general over Rudolph.