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The 42 quarterbacks who have signed since Colin Kaepernick became a free agent

The list includes journeymen and a player who came out of retirement

Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick still has not signed with a team halfway through the 2017 NFL season. Three quarterback-needy teams (Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers) could have signed the 30-year-old before the season started; those teams are a combined 4-25 as of Week 10. Four other teams that lost its starter to injury (Green Bay Packers, Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins and Houston Texans) either used a below-average backup or signed a retiree off the street; those teams have a combined negative-163 point differential as of Week 11.

Kaepernick, who opted out of his contract with the 49ers on March 3 after a full year of protesting during the national anthem, has been passed over in recent weeks for Brandon Weeden, Ryan Nassib, Brock Osweiler, Brian Hoyer and, most recently, Josh Johnson, who last threw a pass in an NFL game in 2011.

Over his six-season career with the Niners, Kaepernick appeared in two NFC championship games, was 5 yards away from a Super Bowl ring and outplayed two-time MVP Aaron Rodgers on two occasions during the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Despite putting together the fifth-best touchdown/interception ratio in league history, Kaepernick has remained a free agent.

Here is the list of the 42 quarterbacks, (not including draft picks or players who re-signed with their teams or were promoted from the practice squad), who have signed before Kaepernick and how they match up with the former Super Bowl starter:

UPDATED: NOV. 15, 2017

Quarterbacks who have signed since Colin Kaepernick became a free agent

Colin Kaepernick

Date Signed
Yards 12,271
Touchdowns 72
Interceptions 30
Completion 59.8%
Wins/Loss 28–30

Matt Schaub Atlanta Falcons

Date Signed March 9
Yards 24,867
Touchdowns 133
Interceptions 90
Completion 63.9%
Wins/Loss 47–45

Kellen Clemens Los Angeles Chargers

Date Signed March 9
Yards 4,017
Touchdowns 16
Interceptions 20
Completion 54.6%
Wins/Loss 8–13

Josh McCown New York Jets

Date Signed March 20
Yards 14,242
Touchdowns 79
Interceptions 69
Completion 59.1%
Wins/Loss 18–42

EJ Manuel Oakland Raiders

Date Signed March 20
Yards 3,502
Touchdowns 19
Interceptions 15
Completion 58.3%
Wins/Loss 6–11

Aaron Murray Los Angeles Rams

Date Signed March 22
Yards N/A
Touchdowns N/A
Interceptions N/A
Completion N/A
Wins/Loss N/A

Garrett Gilbert Carolina Panthers

Date Signed March 24
Yards N/A
Touchdowns N/A
Interceptions N/A
Completion N/A
Wins/Loss N/A

Mark Sanchez Chicago Bears

Date Signed March 24
Yards 15,219
Touchdowns 86
Interceptions 86
Completion 56.7%
Wins/Loss 37–35

David Fales Miami Dolphins

Date Signed April 5
Yards 22
Touchdowns 0
Interceptions 0
Completion 40%
Wins/Loss N/A

Matt McGloin Philadelphia Eagles

Date Signed April 10
Yards 1,868
Touchdowns 11
Interceptions 11
Completion 58.1%
Wins/Loss 1–6

T.J. Yates Buffalo Bills

Date Signed April 10
Yards 1,534
Touchdowns 6
Interceptions 8
Completion 58.1%
Wins/Loss 4–3

Alek Torgersen* Atlanta Falcons

Date Signed May 1
Yards N/A
Touchdowns N/A
Interceptions N/A
Completion N/A
Wins/Loss N/A

Sefo Liufau* Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Date Signed May 1
Yards N/A
Touchdowns N/A
Interceptions N/A
Completion N/A
Wins/Loss N/A

Wes Lunt* Minnesota Vikings

Date Signed May 1
Yards N/A
Touchdowns N/A
Interceptions N/A
Completion N/A
Wins/Loss N/A

Trevor Knight* Arizona Cardinals

Date Signed May 2
Yards N/A
Touchdowns N/A
Interceptions N/A
Completion N/A
Wins/Loss N/A

Phillip Walker* Indianapolis Colts

Date Signed May 4
Yards N/A
Touchdowns N/A
Interceptions N/A
Completion N/A
Wins/Loss N/A

Nick Mullins* San Francisco 49ers

Date Signed May 4
Yards N/A
Touchdowns N/A
Interceptions N/A
Completion N/A
Wins/Loss N/A

Zach Terrell* Baltimore Ravens

Date Signed May 5
Yards N/A
Touchdowns N/A
Interceptions N/A
Completion N/A
Wins/Loss N/A

Taysom Hill* Green Bay Packers

Date Signed May 5
Yards N/A
Touchdowns N/A
Interceptions N/A
Completion N/A
Wins/Loss N/A

Tyler Ferguson* Tennessee Titans

Date Signed May 11
Yards N/A
Touchdowns N/A
Interceptions N/A
Completion N/A
Wins/Loss N/A

Cooper Rush* Dallas Cowboys

Date Signed May 12
Yards N/A
Touchdowns N/A
Interceptions N/A
Completion N/A
Wins/Loss N/A

Skyler Howard* Seattle Seahawks

Date Signed May 12
Yards N/A
Touchdowns N/A
Interceptions N/A
Completion N/A
Wins/Loss N/A

Eli Jenkins* Los Angeles Chargers

Date Signed May 12
Yards N/A
Touchdowns N/A
Interceptions N/A
Completion N/A
Wins/Loss N/A

Matt Simms Atlanta Falcons

Date Signed May 15
Yards 195
Touchdowns 1
Interceptions 1
Completion 48.7%
Wins/Loss N/A

Ryan Fitzpatrick Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Date Signed May 19
Yards 25,888
Touchdowns 166
Interceptions 133
Completion 59.7%
Wins/Loss 46–69–1

Austin Davis Seattle Seahawks

Date Signed June 5
Yards 2,528
Touchdowns 13
Interceptions 12
Completion 62.4%
Wins/Loss 3–7

Zac Dysert Dallas Cowboys

Date Signed June 5
Yards N/A
Touchdowns N/A
Interceptions N/A
Completion N/A
Wins/Loss N/A

Dane Evans Philadelphia Eagles

Date Signed July 23
Yards N/A
Touchdowns N/A
Interceptions N/A
Completion N/A
Wins/Loss N/A

Luke McCown Dallas Cowboys

Date Signed July 28
Yards 2,370
Touchdowns 9
Interceptions 15
Completion 60.7%
Wins/Loss 2–8

David Olson Baltimore Ravens

Date Signed July 28
Yards N/A
Touchdowns N/A
Interceptions N/A
Completion N/A
Wins/Loss N/A

Josh Woodrum Baltimore Ravens

Date Signed July 31
Yards N/A
Touchdowns N/A
Interceptions N/A
Completion N/A
Wins/Loss N/A

Jay Cutler Miami Dolphins

Date Signed August 8
Yards 32,467
Touchdowns 208
Interceptions 146
Completion 61.9%
Wins/Loss 68–71

Thad Lewis Baltimore Ravens

Date Signed August 14
Yards 1,296
Touchdowns 5
Interceptions 4
Completion 60.8%
Wins/Loss 2–4

Mitch Leidner* Minnesota Vikings

Date Signed August 20
Yards N/A
Touchdowns N/A
Interceptions N/A
Completion N/A
Wins/Loss N/A

Keith Wenning Buffalo Bills

Date Signed August 28
Yards N/A
Touchdowns N/A
Interceptions N/A
Completion N/A
Wins/Loss N/A

Brad Kaaya Carolina Panthers

Date Signed September 3
Yards N/A
Touchdowns N/A
Interceptions N/A
Completion N/A
Wins/Loss N/A

Joe Webb Buffalo Bills

Date Signed September 4
Yards 853
Touchdowns 3
Interceptions 5
Completion 57.9%
Wins/Loss 1–1

Brock Osweiler Denver Broncos

Date Signed September 4
Yards 5083
Touchdowns 26
Interceptions 22
Completion 59.9%
Wins/Loss 13–8

Ryan Nassib Jacksonville Jaguars

Date Signed September 18
Yards 128
Touchdowns 1
Interceptions 0
Completion 90%
Wins/Loss N/A

Brandon Weeden Tennessee Titans

Date Signed October 3
Yards 6,462
Touchdowns 31
Interceptions 30
Completion 57.9%
Wins/Loss 6–19

Brian Hoyer New England Patriots

Date Signed November 1
Yards 9,853
Touchdowns 48
Interceptions 30
Completion 59.3
Wins/Loss 16–21

Josh Johnson Houston Texans

Date Signed November 7
Yards 1,042
Touchdowns 5
Interceptions 10
Completion 54.2
Wins/Loss 0–5

Matt Barkley Arizona Cardinals

Date Signed November 13
Yards 1,911
Touchdowns 8
Interceptions 18
Completion 59.8
Wins/Loss 1–5

* undrafted rookie free agent

Martenzie is a senior researcher for The Undefeated. His favorite cinematic moment is when Django said "Y'all want to see somethin?"