The Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League have acquired the rights of Colin Kaepernick (pictured) and Johnny Manziel. Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports

Colin Kaepernick may be the most-accomplished quarterback remaining on the free agent market. Robert Griffin III also remains unsigned and has a history of success in the NFL. Meanwhile, the embattled Johnny Manziel is seemingly getting things right off the field. He’s also a free agent.

It remains to be seen if any of these three quarterbacks will be picked up by NFL teams during the summer. As it relates to both Kaepernick and RG3, the Seattle Seahawks have shown interest.

Should this not come to fruition, these three talented signal-callers have another avenue to pursue in a return to the gridiron.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League have acquired the rights to all three quarterbacks.

“We see it as a way to spur fan dialogue both in Canada and in the United States,” Tiger-Cats CEO Scott Mitchell said in announcing the moves, via ESPN. “To us, it is just a matter of being transparent.”

As of right now, this doesn’t necessarily amount to a hill of beans. Hamilton would have the first rights to sign any of the quarterbacks should a decision be made to play up north. None of them have broached this possibility.

QUIZ: Name every Heisman Trophy winner since 1980

Since 1980, 36 college football players have been awarded the Heisman Trophy for performances that "best exhibit the pursuit of excellence with integrity." How many can you name?

Clue: Year

Score:
0/37
Time:
10:00
1980
George Rogers
1981
Marcus Allen
1982
Herschel Walker
1983
Mike Rozier
1984
Doug Flutie
1985
Bo Jackson
1986
Vinny Testaverde
1987
Tim Brown
1988
Barry Sanders
1989
Andre Ware
1990
Ty Detmer
1991
Desmond Howard
1992
Gino Torretta
1993
Charlie Ward
1994
Rashaan Salaam
1995
Eddie George
1996
Danny Wuerffel
1997
Charles Woodson
1998
Ricky Williams
1999
Ron Dayne
2000
Chris Weinke
2001
Eric Crouch
2002
Carson Palmer
2003
Jason White
2004
Matt Leinart
2005*
Reggie Bush
2006
Troy Smith
2007
Tim Tebow
2008
Sam Bradford
2009
Mark Ingram
2010
Cam Newton
2011
Robert Griffin III
2012
Johnny Manziel
2013
Jameis Winston
2014
Marcus Mariota
2015
Derrick Henry
2016
Lamar Jackson

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.

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