There are plenty of differences in the CFL compared to the NFL, but most of them are easy enough to understand. But every now and then you might see something from the league that makes you scratch your head. Take Thursday night, for example.
The Blue Bombers and Alouettes were tied at 23 with less than 10 seconds left in regulation. A kickoff was set up, which in the NFL would mean a player would return it for as much as he could before being tackled, bringing out the offense to take a knee and send it into overtime. Not the CFL.
Shad Khan told 1010 XL radio before Thursday’s preseason game with the Panthers that he would “absolutely” be OK with signing Kaepernick if Tom Coughlin and Co. recommended it.
Owners of other NFL teams have balked at the mere possibility, so Khan’s stance does at least provide a potential opening for Kaepernick to return to the NFL, but that’s a long way from the move becoming reality.
While neither Blake Bortles nor Chad Henne has distinguished himself through Week 3 of the preseason, bringing in Kaepernick to learn the system from scratch at this point probably wouldn’t do much to clarify the situation — at least in the short term.
But as long as the door isn’t closed, speculation about the QB winding up in Jacksonville likely will continue to bubble.