Bears among favorites to sign Colin Kaepernick – if he signs – in pre-workout odds

If Kaepernick ultimately returns to the NFL, odds makers see Chicago as a potential landing spot for the outspoken quarterback.

SHARE Bears among favorites to sign Colin Kaepernick – if he signs – in pre-workout odds

Colin Kaepernick plans to work out for NFL teams Saturday.

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

The possibility of Colin Kaepernick returning to the NFL seems as close as its been in years with a workout in front of teams scheduled for Saturday. And with the Bears facing their own questions under center, it should come as no surprise that sportsbooks consider Chicago a potential landing place for the former 49ers passer.

Assuming Kaepernick ultimately signs with an NFL team, the Bears are listed at 10/1 odds to be that franchise, according to SportsBetting.AG, while serving up a very different list overall, also views the Bears as a strong possibility with 12/1 odds as of Wednesday.

Mitch Trubisky entered 2019 with a firm grip on the role as the Bears’ starting quarterback, but the first 10 weeks of the season proved enlightening in all the wrong ways. Instead of proving himself as a franchise cornerstone in his third professional season, the 25-year-old has been wildly inconsistent.

It’s been a central problem for the Bears, who entered the year as Super Bowl contenders, only to be looking at a 4-5 record following a win over the shorthanded, last-place Lions.

With the trade deadline now in the past, a Kaepernick signing looks like the Bears’ – and other teams’ – only real shot at an immediate upgrade.

SportsBettingDime lists a pair of teams struggling with QB injuries, the Lions (5/1) and Colts (7/1), as favorites to sign Kaepernick. Chicago fans saw last week how much Detroit missed Matthew Stafford, who’s dealing with a back injury, while the Colts are trying to make the playoffs with a banged-up Jacoby Brissett.

The Steelers, who’ve been starting Mason Rudolph since Ben Roethlisberger’s season-ending injury, and Bengals, who recently benched Andy Dalton, are also considered favorites. Pittsburgh is listed at 10/1 by SportsBettingDime and 4/1 by SportsBetting.AG. Cincinnati is listed at 14/1 and 3.5/1, respectively.

It’s important to remember that these odds all assume Kaepernick ultimately signs with an NFL team. However, that’s far from a sure thing. SportsBettingDime lists the chances of him signing this year at 6/1, with slightly better 4/1 odds for the 2020 season.

The Latest
Drew Pyne passed for 318 yards and hit Michael Mayer for two of his three TDs, but Notre Dame couldn’t stop USC quarterback Caleb Williams, who had four total TDs.
Loyola’s first offensive play was an 80-yard touchdown pass from Jake Stearney to Declan Forde on a flea flicker.
They were sitting in a parked car in the 11300 block of South May Street when they were shot.
The fatal accident occurred on I-65 about a mile from the exit ramp at U.S. 231, minutes after a minor crash at a nearby convenience store.