Buccaneers’ Bruce Arians shares thoughts on Colin Kaepernick’s work out being on a Saturday
News of Colin Kaepernick holding a tryout has rippled through the NFL. Every single team was invited, and it seems like a majority will attend. However, there are hardly any head coaches attending. This isn’t exactly a surprise for a multitude of reasons, the big one being that most games are the next day. Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians had a surprising comment for on the workout being held Saturday, according to Jenna Laine of ESPN.
Bucs coach Bruce Arians won’t be personally attending Kaepernick’s workout. He also said of the workout being on a Saturday, the day before a game, “I don’t know of any coaches going anyway unless it’s on his campus.” https://t.co/sy4Bo3B7B2
— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) November 13, 2019
Usually it’s hard to interpret what a coach is saying, and this one is no different. Without more context it’s impossible to tell if Arians is speaking about Kaepernick’s skill level, or simply commenting on the inconvenience. Either way, he could have chosen his words more carefully.
Regardless of what the Buccaneers coach thinks, there will be plenty of NFL personnel in attendance. Most teams will send scouts to evaluate Kaepernick, while others won’t send anyone. Regardless, the polarizing quarterback has his best shot at the NFL in years. Teams in need of a signal-caller like the Chicago Bears, Tennessee Titans, and Carolina Panthers all stand to gain from the workout. If Kaepernick impresses, he will receive some calls about playing quarterback in the offseason. It’s not likely that he’ll be anointed a starting quarterback right away, as some training camp competition is ideal. Although unlikely, if Kaepernick manages to beat the odds and puts on a show, he will be back playing in the NFL. Don’t count him out just yet.