Colin Kaepernick: Ranking 11 teams attending workout as landing spots

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11. New York Giants

One of the biggest surprises from back in September was the decision by the New York Giants to bench Eli Manning to help pave the way for Daniel Jones on offense.

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After using a first-round pick on the Duke product back in April, the original plan for the Giants seemed to involve Jones spending his rookie campaign learning from the sidelines since Manning’s experience gave New York the best chance of winning.

As football fans eventually found out, this plan lasted a whole two games for the Giants, and while Jones has seen plenty of frustrations at times throughout his rookie season, the early experience will hopefully benefit the team in the long run.

With all this in mind, why on earth would New York be interested in another quarterback like Kaepernick?

Sooner or later, Manning will decide to call it a career since the two-time Super Bowl winner isn’t getting any younger, and this could be one of those moves in which the Giants are looking ahead down the road to have a veteran backup for Jones.

Then again, if Manning is going to be around for a few more years, then a move like this obviously becomes pointless.

But since the Giants have nothing to lose by at least exploring all options, it certainly can’t hurt New York to see how Kaepernick looks.