Since 2016, ex-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been calling himself a free-agent quarterback – ready to be plucked up by another team for another season. But after his controversial removal from the prestigious team, he found himself without any prospects in the NFL.
That didn’t stop Kaepernick from staying physically prepared for his situation to turn around at any time, though. And this week, it finally looks like it might.
“I’m just getting word from my representatives that the NFL league office reached out to them about a workout in Atlanta on Saturday. I’ve been in shape and ready for this for 3 years, can’t wait to see the head coaches and GMs on Saturday.”
Kaepernick is getting another chance from the NFL after several clubs began to inquire about both his ability and his availability. On Tuesday, ESPN got word that a private workout has been scheduled for Kaepernick on Saturday in Atlanta, including on-the-field work and interviews which will be recorded and accessible by teams – although all teams have already been invited to attend.
The league said: “Earlier this year, we discussed some possible steps with his representatives and they recently emphasized his level of preparation and that he is ready to work out for clubs and be interviewed by them. We have therefore arranged this opportunity for him to work out, and for all clubs to have the opportunity to evaluate his current readiness and level of interest in resuming his NFL career.”
However, there is plenty of skepticism surrounding the Saturday session, since Saturdays are often too busy for the industry to send representatives to a workout – especially on such short notice.
Representatives from eight teams were in attendance and all 32 teams received footage of the workout. It is still unknown if one of the teams will give him a contract.