Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is yet to get another shot in the NFL, but according to one prominent football site he could probably win the starting job for several teams.
The Twitter account for NBC Sports' ProFootballTalk fired off a tweet voicing this sentiment on Wednesday night.
Kaepernick, who last suited up in an NFL game in 2016, would be a better option than any of the quarterbacks currently employed by the Seahawks, Panthers, Texans, Dolphins and Falcons, the tweet said.
By late morning on Thursday, the tweet had seen plenty of traction, with thousands of replies, retweets and favorites. Curiously, there was no corresponding post on the website.
Kaepernick was back in the headlines on Wednesday, after it was revealed that he had worked out with the Las Vegas Raiders in his bid to return to the league.
The 34-year-old signal-caller has been blackballed since he initiated league-wide peaceful protests against police brutality and systemic racism.
The workout with the Raiders comes several years after Kaepernick last saw a tryout opportunity.
The former Nevada Wolf Pack star has renewed his push for a comeback this offseason, however, working out with several active players and lobbying for another chance to get his foot back in the door.