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Bengals players reportedly want team to consider Colin Kaepernick

The Cincinnati Bengals are a mess on offense, and they have already made one major change just two games into the season by firing their offensive coordinator. If that doesn’t help, could the quarterback be next?

Andy Dalton had a passer rating of 47.2 in Week 1 and Week 2 combined. He’s not the problem, but he is certainly part of it. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported on Sunday that there is a feeling within the Bengals locker room that Dalton could be on a short leash going forward. There have also been rumblings that some Bengals players want him replaced with a guy who is currently a free agent.

According to Florio, Colin Kaepernick’s name has come up in conversation with Cincinnati players. Here’s more:

This means that A.J. McCarron would take over, if Dalton is indeed benched. But there’s a feeling among some of the players that the Bengals should go off the board and consider bringing in Colin Kaepernick.

Yes, Colin Kaepernick. Though there’s no indication that the team would consider making such a move, zero touchdowns and nine points in two full games can cause a team to start turning over stones in search of answer.

This all seems like an overreaction, no matter how bad Dalton and the Bengals’ offense have been. We know one star player on that side of the ball is unhappy with the way he is being used, but bringing in Kaepernick and giving him Dalton’s job sounds extremely far-fetched.

Should the Bengals continue to struggle, more changes will be coming. If those changes involve Dalton, we’d bet on it being A.J. McCarron who replaces him.


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