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Colin Kaepernick should replace Blake Bortles, according to NFL player survey

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Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles was the most frequent response for what current NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick should replace, according to a player survey published today by The Athletic.

The Athletic polled defensive players from 25 different NFL teams, and Bortles was the answer 20 percent of the time. The runner up was Nathan Peterman and other players receiving votes included Eli Manning, Josh Allen, Jameis Winston, Andy Dalton, and Josh Rosen.

According to The Athletic, a variety of players and teams got at least a single vote here, including for some backups, like Chad Henne of the Chiefs and C.J. Beathard of the 49ers.

One player responded by saying he “couldn’t list them all,” and another voted for “25 percent of the league.” Three players specifically noted that if Kaepernick were to be signed to a roster “he’d be a backup.”

Kaepernick has been a free agent for two seasons now and hasn’t played since his time with the San Francisco 49ers in 2016.

What do you think? Would Kaepernick be a welcome replacement for Blake at this point? Even if the Jaguars draft a quarterback in the first round, he could be a good veteran to pair with him. Or should you just go all in with a guy you select at the top of the draft?

Let us know in the comments below!