Detroit Lions new owner Sheila Ford Hamp said she would “support” team signing Colin Kaepernick.
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Hamp said: “If all of our coaches and general manager thought it was a good idea to bring him in, then I would support him.”
Hamp was introduced as the Lions’ primary owner and president as part of a succession plan after her mother, Martha Firestone Ford, resigned.
There has been no indication that Lions are on the market for Kaepernick.“Or any quarterback for that matterBut that could change if Matthew Stafford suffers another major injury.
Stafford missed the last eight games last season with nondisplaced fractures to his upper thoracic spine. The Lions were 0-8 in games started by David Blough and Jeff Driskel.
Chase Daniel signed a three-year agreement in March to serve as Stafford’s primary backer. The 33-year-old started three games in the previous two seasons for the Chicago Bears.
Kaepernick has been out of the NFL since March 2017 when he became a free agent after giving up his contract with the San Francisco 49ers. The protest movement against police brutality and systemic racism began by kneeling down during the national anthem during the 2016 season.