Would Colin Kaepernick be a good fit for the Raiders?

After losing Derek Carr for at least two weeks, the question on everyone's mind is, would Colin Kaepernick be a good fit for the Oakland Raiders?

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- Listen, you had all this politics in the last two or three weeks and all these owners and GMs are battling the protest stuff and now you're going to bring in the league's face of political football? Like, you just-- just this past week, all these networks and all these owners and all these teams are figuring out, OK, how do we do the anthem, what do we put on TV? These are football people.

- You're dodging. Is it a good fit for Oakland?

- No, he's not a good fit. The only knee owners want to see is the one running out the clock with a lead and a minute left. Like, I think, I think these guys are old-- they're in-- the media wants Kaepernick.

- Oh, no question.

- The media-- who gives a rip what a sports writer thinks? That's not about-- that's not who runs this league.

- Listen, I am in total agree with you. I think it would be bad for business. Would he be a good fit for Oakland? Yes. Yes, I'm sorry. EJ Manuel and whoever their third string quarterback is escapes my mind right now--

- Connor Cook.

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- Colin Kaepernick in the Bay Area, he'd be right there if he wanted to join the Black Panthers, he could. He's right there in Oakland. He could hang out at Facebook and Twitter right there in northern California. And, again, he would be a better backup quarterback to EJ Manuel than Connor Cook. And he might be a better starter than EJ Manuel. If he's going to come back somewhere, it might as well be in the Bay where they'd throw a ticker tape parade and carry him around on his shoulders even when he loses, he'd still be a hero.

- Now, I don't know if they're going to do all of that. But, yes, it would be a good fit for him because you touched on some of the points that-- that's a community that has a long history of people fighting for injustices, be it racial, be it LGBT, be it the homeless, be it animals. So it's tolerant of that number one. Number two, this is a team that started out the season, the Oakland Raiders, with aspirations of winning a championship. So now, right now, it's-- you lost your starting quarterback. You've got to have someone that can actually get you through a possible six week sprint that you think could help you win some games.

- That's not Kaepernick.

- You look-- look-- you've got a better shot with Kaepernick than you do with the guys--

- He won one game last year.

- OK, you know what? Why does everyone get on--

- I can count.

- Why does everyone get on Kap for winning one game on a bad squad, but I listen to you all the time to say Jared Goff. Jared Goff didn't win a game last year. But you put him with--

- He's in his second year.

- --you put him with better people--

- He's in his second year.

- --better coaches, he has a better shot. It applies to Kap too.

- He won one game last year.

- All that political stuff, though.

- On the-- on the worst team in the league.

- A lot of political stuff right now. Kaepernick's--

- That's why I agree with you. Well, yeah, he's from Turlock, too. He's from that area. It's a great organization as far as what he's trying to-- message that he's trying to portray, but-- and can he play? Yes. He could play for a lot of. Teams he'd be a good fit for teams. He's a good player. But no way. At the point where everything is at, the political climate that's going on in America right now, that would-- nobody wants to see it. And it won't happen. It's fun to sit here and talk about it.

- Oh, the Bay wants to see it.

- The Bay does, but--

- This is not going to happen. We know what's driving our product here, OK?

- They've got Marshawn Lynch.

- I know what's not driving the team to score touchdowns, that's EJ Manuel.

- Listen, guys--

- That's just not happening.

- The one--

- Kaepernick won one game last year.

- One of the mistakes--

- On the worst team in the league. OK, continue.

- No, but I think one of the mistakes companies make is overreacting to social media. I think people in our business that talk-- you know, I'll talk Kaepernick if it's a story. Half the time I turn on radio shows and I'm like, we just had seven great games. Why you talking about a guy-- like, like, don't worry about how it lands on Twitter. Kaepernick in this political climate where owners and GMs are figuring out, what do we do with the anthem?

- But Colin, Colin, listen to what you're saying. But right now, you are paying attention to what's happening on Twitter as opposed to paying attention to what's happening on the roster. Because you're saying that the team shouldn't pay attention to what the fan base is saying on Twitter, but you're saying the political climate and all the things that are being said over-- they supersede the fact that they backup quarterbacks on this team aren't going to be good enough to keep you afloat in this division.

- Well, first of all--

- So you've got to-- you've got to-- if you're really trying to compete with the rest of this division, you've got to get better at the quarterback position.

- The difference is Carr is going to come back in a month. And then if you bring in Kaepernick, you still have Kaepernick in a month. Whereas EJ Manuel, can he win a game in the next three? Probably.

- But you'll be out-- you may be out of it if you don't have him.

- It's hard to cut Kaepernick.

- No, it's not.

- Oh, I think it's hard to cut Kaepernick.

- No it's not.

- Eric, have you been watching? Come on, man. It's hard to cut Kaepernick.

- It's the NFL. It's not hard to cut anyone. It's not.

- You guys are talking about this like it could happen. It's not going to happen. The odds of this happening-- you're--

- Oh, I think there's a chance.

- --you're a gambler, where would you place the odds on something like this?

- Look, I love long shots. I love the money line. I love the underdog, money line. Kaepernick in the Bay, I could see him being silly enough to do it. He won't win them any games. The Bay will love it and social media and Silicon Valley will love it. I can be-- see them stupid enough to do it. I wouldn't do it. It's bad for business. I agree with Colin. If I'm the NFL, I don't want any parts of this. But could Jack Del Rio and these guys be sitting around in-- you know, Connor Cook is terrible. EJ Manuel, they ran him out of Buffalo for a reason. I can see him potentially.

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