Gabbert’s familiarity with the offensive scheme run by Bucs head coach Bruce Arians is his strongest asset, but Kaepernick’s skill set would give Tampa Bay a versatile weapon who could allow them to get creative with various play packages in certain situations.

The largest obstacle to Kaepernick finding a home with the Bucs, or anywhere in the league for that matter, might be fears of backlash from a portion of the fan base. While many fans would be thrilled at the thought of Kaepernick returning to the league and playing for their favorite team, others might not be so accommodating. When Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans had his own peaceful protest back in 2016, many Tampa Bay fans responded in strong opposition, leading to an apology from Evans just days later.