Colin Kaepernick says he wants to play in the NFL and players on one team reportedly want him to replace their starter

Colin Kaepernick's continued unemployment was the biggest story of the NFL offseason, and now two weeks into the new football year, his name is still a constant topic of conversation.

In addition to his visible on-field protests last year and his activism outside of football, one of the biggest reasons Kaepernick's name is still apart of the conversation is uneven quarterback play from across the league.

For his part, Kaepernick is reportedly ready, willing, and able to answer the call should any NFL team look his way. According to writer and commenter Shaun King, when asked if he wanted to play football, Kap said, "I'm ready right now. Working out daily."

With Kaepernick ready to play, all he needs to complete his comeback and instantly become the top-selling jersey in the league is a team in need of a quarterback, and apparently some players are already hoping for him to swoop in and help salvage a dismal start to the season.

According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, there are players in the Bengals' locker room rooting for Kaepernick to come in to take over for starter Andy Dalton, rather than pivoting to backup A.J. McCarron if the team is looking for a quarterback change.

Florio goes on to note that there is not yet any indication from the Bengals front office would consider such a move, but considering the Cincinnati offense has already floundered its way to just nine points over the course of two home games, no roster decision should be considered out of the question.

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Sep 10, 2017; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett (80) holds his fist in the air during the national anthem prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 10: Michael Bennett #72 of the Seattle Seahawks sits on the bench during the national anthem prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on September 10, 2017 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Bennett was controversially detained by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on August 27, after the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor UFC fight. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 26: Offensive tackle Cameron Jefferson #60 of the Buffalo Bills raises his arm and makes a fist during the national anthem before playing against the Baltimore Ravens during a preseason game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 26, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 27: Eric Reid #35 of the San Francisco 49ers kneels dugout the National Anthem before the preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings on August 27, 2017 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 21: A group of Cleveland Browns players kneel in a circle in protest during the national anthem prior to a preseason game against the New York Giants at FirstEnergy Stadium on August 21, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Aug 21, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Members of the Cleveland Browns kneel during the national anthem before a game against the New York Giants at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 17: Malcolm Jenkins #27 of the Philadelphia Eagles holds his fist in the air while Chris Long #56 of the Philadelphia Eagles puts his arm around him during the national anthem prior to the preseason game against the Buffalo Bills at Lincoln Financial Field on August 17, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers kneels in protest during the national anthem prior to playing the Los Angeles Rams in their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on September 12, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 02: (L-R) Rashard Robinson #33, Antoine Bethea #41, and Jaquiski Tartt #29 of the San Francisco 49ers raise their fists in protest during the national anthem prior to the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi's Stadium on October 2, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 25: Brandon Marshall #54 of the Denver Broncos takes a knee in protest during the National Anthem before the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on September 25, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio.The Broncos defeated the Bengals 29-17. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 22: Duane Brown #76 of the Houston Texans raises his fist during the national anthem before the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on September 22, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 18: Kenny Stills #10 of the Miami Dolphins (C) kneels during the national anthem before the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on September 18, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Philadelphia Eagles players Steven Means (51), Malcolm Jenkins (27) and Ron Brooks (33) raise their fists in the air during the national anthem for a game against the Chicago Bears on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
Sep 8, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos inside linebacker Brandon Marshall (54) kneels during the national anthem next to defensive end Jared Crick (93) and defensive tackle Billy Winn (97) and defensive tackle Adam Gotsis (99) before the game against the Carolina Panthers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
SANTA CLARA, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Kenny Britt #18 and Robert Quinn #94 of the Los Angeles Rams raise their fists in protest prior to playing the San Francisco 49ers in their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on September 12, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 06: Miami Dolphins Safety Michael Thomas (31) and Miami Dolphins Wide Receiver Kenny Stills (10) kneel in protest during signing of the National Anthem during the NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins on November 6, 2016, at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL. (Photo by Doug Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 06: (L-R) Eli Harold #58, Colin Kaepernick #7, and Eric Reid #35 of the San Francisco 49ers kneel in protest during the national anthem prior to their NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi's Stadium on October 6, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 25: Hayes Pullard #52 of the Jacksonville aJaguars nd Dante Fowler #56 raise their fists in protest during the singing of the national anthem before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at EverBank Field on September 25, 2016 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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It's no surprise that Kap has supporters among players around the league — he was named Week 1 MVP by the NFL players' union for his charity work, and anthem protests mirroring his have become more and more visible across the league despite his absence.

There's still a lot of decisions to be made before Colin Kaepernick finds himself on an NFL roster, but if teams like the Bengals continue to struggle, his return is still a prominent possibility.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Todd Gurley #30 of the Los Angeles Rams leaps over Bashaud Breeland #26 of the Washington Redskins before scoring a touchdown during the third quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 17: Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs #55 of the Baltimore Ravens tackles quarterback DeShone Kizer #7 of the Cleveland Browns in the first quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on September 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 17: J.J. Nelson #14 of the Arizona Cardinals makes a juggling catch in the second quarter of a game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 17, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 17: Tight end David Njoku #85 of the Cleveland Browns celebrates his touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens in the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on September 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr /Getty Images)
Sep 14, 2017; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill (32) dives in for a first down against the Houston Texans during the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Sep 17, 2017; Carson, CA, USA; Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon (28) jumps to elude the tackle of Miami Dolphins defensive back Nate Allen (29) and free safety Reshad Jones (20) during the second half at StubHub Center. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Sep 17, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib (21) runs the ball on a 100 yard interception touchdown return in the fourth quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 17: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts to a penalty against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 17, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 17: Le'Veon Bell #26 of the Pittsburgh Steelers stiff arms Anthony Barr #55 of the Minnesota Vikings as he carries in the ball in the second half during the game at Heinz Field on September 17, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 17: James Bradberry #24 of the Carolina Panthers separates Zay Jones #11 of the Buffalo Bills from the ball during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 17, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 17: Zay Jones #11 of the Buffalo Bills can't make the diving catch on fourth down in the final seconds of a loss to the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 17, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers won 9-3. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 17: Running back Duke Johnson #29 of the Cleveland Browns makes a catch as free safety Lardarius Webb #21 of the Baltimore Ravens tries to stop him in the third quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on September 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 17: Jacoby Brissett #7 of the Indianapolis Colts looks to pass against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 17, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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