Colin Kaepernick has been gathering hype around an NFL return for quite some time now. He recently revealed how he would add value to an NFL roster.
Kaepernick first started garnering interest around himself back in 2019 when the NFL scheduled a workout for him to show what he had to offer to any potentially interested teams. Ultimately a dispute with the NFL led to Kaepernick electing to not participate and things died down for a little while.
Since then, the NFL announced they would be happy to welcome Kaepernick back into the league ahead of the 2020 season but no team signed him. Much more recently, Kaepernick posted a video of him working out and stated that he was still working implying that he still feels he can play as a quarterback in the NFL. That led to some training sessions with players, most notably, the Seattle Seahawks, Tyler Lockett.
By far the biggest opportunity Colin Kaepernick has had was when he had a throwing session during halftime of the Michigan Wolverines spring game where he was throwing to draft-eligible players and NFL scouts were permitted to be in attendance to see what he could do. Kaepernick recently spoke out about the session.
Colin Kaepernick believes he can bolster an NFL team
Colin Kaepernick spoke to Jeanna Trotmann of ‘WXYZ Detroit’ about the workout and was quoted saying “We still can get out there and sling it. Really, getting out here today for the exhibition was to be able to show that I can do that. Because one of the questions that my agent kept getting was, ‘Well, it’s been five years. Can he still play?’ So we want to make sure we can come out, show everyone I can still play, still throw it.”
Kaepernick further added “And really just looking for an opportunity for a door to open, to have that be a pathway to be able to get back in there, get a starting job and lead a team to a championship. I can help make you a better team. I can help you win games. I know right now the situation likely won’t allow me to come in and step into a starting role. I know I’ll be able to work my way to that and show that very quickly.”
Given that he hasn’t played in the NFL for over half a decade now, it’s a very difficult situation for Colin Kaepernick to find himself in but he certainly hasn’t given up and will remain in shape in case any team feels the need to sign him.