Former Super Bowl quarterback Colin Kaepernick will work out in front of NFL teams in Atlanta this coming Saturday.
It’s the much-maligned signal caller’s first league-wide workout since he last played in the NFL following national anthem protests the former second-round pick started back in 2016.
In talking about the upcoming workout, Kaepernick noted that he’s been in shape and ready for this for a while now.
“I’m just getting word from my representatives that the NFL league office reached out to them about a workout in Atlanta on Saturday,” Kaepernick wrote on Twitter. “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 has indeed been in shape ever since he was exiled from the league following the 2016 season. He’s made this clear multiple times in the past.
As it relates to the NFL’s invite, ESPN’s Adam Schefter had some further information. It’s all so darn interesting.
It doesn’t appear that the NFL is going out of its way to help Kaepernick latch on with a team. Most tryouts are conducted on a Tuesday, mere hours before players can be added to active rosters for the following week’s games.
By pushing it to a Saturday, it will be interesting to see how many coaches actually show up for a workout the NFL scheduled in the first place. Are we looking at low-level coaches or those in actual decision-making positions?
As it stands, we’re intrigued to see who will be on hand in Atlanta. Five potential suitors come to mind.