Chip Kelly Says Colin Kaepernick Has the Ability to Play on a Winning NFL Team

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistMarch 30, 2017

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 24:  Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers throws a pass during the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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While Colin Kaepernick continues to search for a new team, former San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly is standing in support of the quarterback. 

Per Michael Rosenberg of The MMQB, Kelly believes Kaepernick has what it takes to play for a playoff-caliber team again. 

"Do I think he is one of the top 64 quarterbacks in the world? There is no question," Kelly said. "Does he have the ability to play quarterback on a winning team in the NFL? There is no question."

Kaepernick became a free agent after opting out of the final year of his contract with the 49ers. The 29-year-old bounced back from an injury-shortened 2015 by throwing 16 touchdowns and four interceptions in just 11 games as the starter last season. 

This is Kaepernick's first time as a free agent in the NFL. He's still young enough to search for a starting job in the league but will have to prove himself to a new set of coaches that he can win games after going a combined 3-16 over the past two seasons. 

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