What You Need to Know: Colin Kaepernick

NFL Hall of Famer suggests Colin Kaepernick could be Tom Brady's replacement

On the same day Colin Kaepernick and the NFL agreed to end Kaepernick's collusion grievance against the league, a Hall of Famer suggested the former 49ers quarterback could be Tom Brady's replacement when Brady's time comes to an end.

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Former wide receiver Cris Carter brought up the topic on “First Things First” on Friday morning, saying the Patriots may not need to look at the quarterback class in the 2019 NFL Draft as they begin to think about a future without Brady under center.

"I wouldn't be surprised if the Patriots looked at (Kaepernick)," Carter said. "The Krafts are very, very fond of Colin Kaepernick. If someone will do it, it will be the people in New England."

In the past, Patriots owner Robert Kraft has shown his support for Kaepernick, telling the New York Times that he would "very much like to see him in the league."

Kaepernick threw 72 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in five seasons as a starter, and also ran for 2,300 yards and 13 touchdowns to go with one Super Bowl appearance to his name.

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