When quarterback Colin Kaepernick hits the field on Saturday to work out for NFL teams, he’ll be doing so alongside former Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Jackson will lead Kaepernick’s workout drills for NFL teams and could also receive some assistant from former Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin.
It’s a workout that Kaepernick has been working toward and waiting for. According to the report, 11 NFL teams are already committed to sending a representative to watch the workout, including the Denver Broncos and Cleveland Browns.
The Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers are currently the favorites to sign Kaepernick, though, the number of teams interested could change depending on how he performs in the workout.
While he won’t be in attendance or able to help Kaepernick on Saturday, Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman praised the quarterback’s track record and ability to help a team. Roman and Kaepernick enjoyed tremendous success together from 2011-’14 with the San Francisco 49ers.
Jackson and Philbin both have extensive track records on offense. Philbin has coached on the offensive side of the ball in the NFL since 2003 and Jackson’s history dates back to 2001.