It’s now clear that the Browns want to improve their quarterback place, given the failed commerce for A.J. McCarron. And it’s been clear that coach Hue Jackson has an affinity for Kaepernick, relationship again to the 2011 draft. It’s additionally abundantly clear that somebody above Jackson at the moment doesn’t need Kaepernick in Cleveland.
But perhaps the Browns ought to rethink its reluctance so as to add Kaepernick, for causes indepedent of the truth that he might badist enhance on the crew’s 1-23 skid mark over the previous two seasons.
The Texans, based mostly on Monday’s feedback from coach Bill O’Brien, appear to not less than be contemplating the potential of including Kaepernick. And to the extent that O’Brien’s remarks could have been a trial balloon geared toward figuring out whether or not Houstonians would react in a strongly damaging vogue to the potential of signing the person who sparked the anthem controversy (and to the extent robust damaging response hasn’t emerged), the Texans might be planning to make a transfer.
Without Kaepernick, the Three-5 Texans might plunge within the standings. Which will trigger them to skyrocket within the draft order. And with the Browns holding Houston’s first- and second- spherical picks in 2018, that will be excellent information for Cleveland.
To summarize, Kaepernick would badist Cleveland. Not getting Kaepernick would harm Houston. Which would badist Cleveland.
And getting Kaepernick an actual alternative would badist the NFL navigate round a collusion case that, regardless of the board room huffing and puffing from Covington & Burling attorneys who’ve a $trong incentive to see the league battle tooth and nail, might go very poorly for the league and its groups.
So it could make loads of sense for the Browns to do it. Which clearly means they gained’t.