Report: Cowboys have interest in Colin Kaepernick workout
It definitely took a while, but it seems like Colin Kaepernick could finally be making a return to the NFL ever since making a political statement that ostracized him from the league in 2016. And the Dallas Cowboys are more than interested in acquiring his services.
Kaepernick’s set for a workout in Atlanta this Saturday, and plenty of NFL teams looking for a capable quarterback will be looking into this Kap workout with eager eyes. Josina Anderson confirmed Dallas’ interests through her tweet.
After speaking to another team from my last tweet, as of now, I'm told there is interest within the #Cowboys organization to send at least one representative to Colin Kaepernick's workout, per source.
— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) November 13, 2019
Kaepernick was more than a capable quarterback during the time he was actually in the league. In his last year in the league, Kaepernick notched 2,241 passing yards and 16 touchdowns in 12 appearances while making only four interceptions in the process. He’s more than a serviceable quarterback who can step in and produce for teams with QB problems.
The Cowboys have their quarterback situation sorted out with Dak Prescott. However, the sport demands that teams stack up on talent as injuries can happen at any moment.
The NFL released a memo regarding the private workout that will be held in Atlanta. They released the statement in response to the calls from Kaepernick’s side that the league gave “little to no response” to their calls of bringing him back to the league.
Per ESPN, the statement read:
“Earlier this year, we discussed some possible steps with his representatives and they recently emphasized his level of preparation and that he is ready to work out for clubs and be interviewed by them. We have therefore arranged this opportunity for him to work out, and for all clubs to have the opportunity to evaluate his current readiness and level of interest in resuming his NFL career.”
The 32-year-old free agent is happy with the opportunity and is eager to prove himself. Hopefully, he can land a spot in the team before the playoffs. It doesn’t matter if he plays for the Cowboys or any other team; the man wants to play.