NFL Hall of Famer suggests Colin Kaepernick could be Tom Brady's successor

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) meet at midfield after their NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. The 49ers won 41-34. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

On the same day Colin Kaepernick and the NFL greed to end Kaepernick's collusion grievance against the league, a Hall of Famer suggested the former 49ers quarterback could be Tom Brady's replacement when Brady's time comes to an end.

Former wide receiver Cris Carter brought the topic up on First Things First on Friday morning, saying the Patriots may not need to look at the quarterback class in the 2019 NFL Draft as they begin to think about a future without Brady under center.

"I wouldn't be surprised if the Patriots looked at [Kaepernick]," Carter said. "The Krafts are very, very fond of Colin Kaepernick. If someone will do it, it will be the people in New England."

In the past, Patriots owner Robert Kraft has shown his support for Kaepernick, telling the New York Times that he would "very much like to see him in the league."

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Kaepernick threw 72 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in five seasons as a starter, and also ran for 2,300 yards and 13 touchdowns to go with one Super Bowl appearance to his name.