11 teams have committed to watch Colin Kaepernick’s workout
The NFL scheduled a workout for Colin Kaepernick to give him a chance to display that he still belongs in the NFL. Just two days before the workout takes place, 11 teams in the NFL have committed to watching him.
These teams are the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Giants, New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins:
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When the NFL announced it was giving Kaepernick a workout on Tuesday, it appeared that both sides worked together to come up with a time and place. Instead, the NFL seemed to have extended a non-negotiable opportunity to the free agent.
As a result, the workout was placed in Atlanta at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday. Having the workout on a Saturday, a day before games are played for most teams, is among the peculiar aspects of this event.
With the NFL not allowing Kaepernick to adjust the time or place, it brings into question whether or not the NFL is genuine in their efforts to give him a fair shot to get back on the field. Nevertheless, there are a few teams who are expressing interest in seeing where he currently is physically.
Kaepernick has been out of the NFL since 2016 with the San Francisco 49ers. Therefore, there is some concern that he could be rusty or unable to make the throws he once could.
However, in October, Kaepernick’s agent exclaimed that his client was working out five days a week to keep himself ready for a return to the NFL. Kaepernick, even at 32 years old, looks like he is in phenomenal shape.
On the other hand, it remains to be seen if teams are legitimately interested in him joining their roster. As of this moment, there are 11 teams who are guaranteed to show up, while there is still time for other teams to join them.