Arguably the most talented quarterback currently in free agency, Dallas Cowboys QB coach Wade Wilson chimes in on the Colin Kaepernick situation.
The Dallas Cowboys do have an obvious need at quarterback. For most of the offseason, the only back-up behind second-year starter Dak Prescott has been Kellen Moore. Refusing to bring in a free agent quarterback prior to the 2017 NFL Draft, the Cowboys instead opted to sign a couple undrafted rookies at the position following the offseason event.
Earlier this month, the Cowboys claimed former Arizona Cardinals back-up quarterback Zac Dysert off waivers. Then they proceeded to bring in former New York Giants’ longtime back-up quarterback Ryan Nassib for a workout this week, but have yet to sign him.
So again, it’s clear the Cowboys are exploring their options when it comes to finding a quality back-up at the quarterback position. But the one player Dallas, and nearly every other NFL team, is flat-out ignoring is former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Arguably the most talented player current available in free agency at the NFL’s most important position, Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during the National Anthem as a form of protest last season seems to be keeping most NFL teams at bay. And that appears to include the Cowboys. Which, when you really think about it, isn’t all that surprising for a franchise known as America’s Team.
Recently, Cowboys quarterback coach Wade Wilson chimed in on the Kaepernick situation and as to why he thinks the talented quarterback hasn’t found a NFL home yet.
"“Personally, I do think it’s because of some of the stuff that [Kaepernick] has done that will turn some teams off,” Wilson told Mike Fisher during a radio interview for 105.3 The Fan recently via CBS DFW. “Now, is that fair or unfair? I don’t know. But I think it’s real, and you can put your head in the sand about that all you want. …He’s taken a team to a Super Bowl, he has a ton of talent. …But like I said I do think he’s talented enough to deserve a chance to be on a team.”"
At this point, it seems unlikely that the Dallas Cowboys would even considering signing Colin Kaepernick. That’s despite the fact the 29-year old free agent plays a very similar style to Dak Prescott and a transition between the two would appear to be nearly seamless.
But Kaepernick’s controversial past combined with his lackluster play in recent seasons could mean he’s played in his final NFL game already.