Update: It appears that Kaepernick’s workout “went well” and that he “impressed,” per Ian Rapoport.
Update: Kaepernick’s workout with the Raiders is happening today, per Ian Rapoport.
The #Raiders are actually working out FA QB Colin Kaepernick today, source said. His first workout in years.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 25, 2022
Ex-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will get a workout with the Las Vegas Raiders, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Kaepernick hasn’t played since 2016 when he was criticized and then unofficially blackballed by the league after kneeling during the National Anthem to protest racial injustice.
Kaepernick has been making a push to get a shot at landing on an NFL team this offseason, as he’s gone around the states working out with NFL players and putting his workouts up on YouTube.
Kaepernick is 34-years old and has been out of the league for over five seasons, but there is no doubt he was an NFL caliber quarterback and deserved to at the very least be a backup in the league.
The NFL settled a collusion case brought by Kaepernick and Eric Reid for an undisclosed settlement. The depositions and discovery evidence will go unseen, but Kaepernick is still a reminder to the league and its fans that they covered up the case and that the quarterback hasn’t had a tryout with a team until now.