Chargers coach Anthony Lynn says Colin Kaepernick ‘is on the workout list’
The Los Angeles Chargers are confident in the talent they have secured under center this offseason. Regardless, it appears they could be open to shoring up some more quality depth in the form of free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
According to ESPN’s Diana Russini, head coach Anthony Lynn says the Chargers could be interested in bringing in Kaepernick for a workout:
Based on the call with Coach Lynn …It seems like the Chargers haven’t put together an official workout list just yet…the head coach says it would be crazy to not have Kaepernick on their workout list. As of now, they haven’t called Kaepernick’s people #Chargers
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) June 17, 2020
The Chargers made headlines with their decision to part ways with quarterback Philip Rivers this offseason in order to usher in a new era under center. Although Lynn is optimistic about quarterback Tyrod Taylor’s starter potential, the team still went ahead and ostensibly secured their future, franchise quarterback in Justin Herbert with the sixth-overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
A common theme between all these quarterbacks is that they are dual-threats who are capable of making plays with their arm or legs on any given down. Kaepernick certainly fit this mold back when he was still playing until his efforts to raise awareness for racial injustice led to him being ostracized by the NFL following the 2016 campaign.
The league has since switched its stance regarding player protests and has now actively encouraged teams to sign Kaepernick if it is in their best interest. Among the other potential suitors are the Philadelphia Eagles after head coach Doug Pederson acknowledged his team could kick the tires.
Of course, it remains to be seen if Kaepernick being on a team will actually come to fruition by the time the 2020 NFL season rolls around.