Chargers' Reasoning for Wanting to Work Out Colin Kaepernick is BS After They Spurned Cam Newton

Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick will get a workout with the Chargers, while Cam Newton remains unemployed | Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Colin Kaepernick's path towards an NFL return is finally starting to materialize, with the Los Angeles Chargers scheduling a workout with the former Pro Bowler.

The Chargers deserve all the praise in the world for being the first team to publicly say that they're going to do so this summer, but head coach Anthony Lynn's justification for this seems a bit unusual considering how they passed on signing former Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton a few months ago.

Wait, weren't the Chargers satisfied with the quarterbacks they had? Furthermore, if you're intent on adding a quarterback who can make plays with his legs, wouldn't Cam be a better fit than a guy in Kaepernick who has been exiled for a half-decade?

Back when the QB depth chart consisted of Tyrod Taylor and not much else, Lynn and the Chargers passed up on Newton several times over. However, the selection of Justin Herbert No. 6 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft and their desire to work out Kaepernick shows that, for whatever reason, they just didn't want to sign Cam.

Kaepernick deserves every workout coming his way, but it's a bit confusing as to why a team who needs either a veteran backup or spot starter would choose him over Cam.

Kaepernick should absolutely be in the league, but Newton needs to get signed first given his recent success.