The first name that popped into the head of many Eagles’s fans was the same one that has been mentioned, but ultimately not selected, by almost every quarterback-needy fanbase over the last two seasons.
The question now is whether the Eagles will finally be the team that signs Colin Kaepernick.
The possibility is there after the team lost backup quarterback Nate Sudfeld to a broken wrist on Thursday night in their preseason loss to the Tennessee Titans, an injury that will require surgery and could sideline him well into the regular season. Head coach Doug Pederson said after the game that the team won’t be signing a new quarterback to backup Carson Wentz, but considering how poorly both Cody Kessler and Clayton Thorson played in their preseason debuts, it is easy to see that changing.
Whether the team ultimately lands on Kaepernick, however, is a complicated question that will be viewed from many angles by the organization.
Here are some thoughts on the idea of Kaepernick coming to the Eagles:
Although his career completion percentage of 59.8% isn’t ideal, no quarterback the team signs at this point is going to be perfect. Kaepernick has the best combination of skill and experience on the open market, and there might not even be a close second.