NFL news: Former Browns coach Hue Jackson will lead drills during Colin Kaepernick's workout
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Former Browns coach Hue Jackson will lead drills during Colin Kaepernick’s workout

Hue Jackson, Colin Kaepernick

The workout that the NFL scheduled for Colin Kaepernick still has details that are being hashed out by the league. While figuring out other specifics, it is determined that former Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson will lead the drills for the workout per Ian Rapoport.

Along with Jackson, former Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin will also be in attendance. As for the teams who will watch the free-agent quarterback work out, there are 11 NFL teams who already reserved their spot in Atlanta (where the workout is taking place).

Jackson was last in the NFL when he was the head coach of the Browns from 2016-2018. In that span, Cleveland had a combined 3-36-1 record. Therefore, it’s unknown why the NFL chose to have Jackson be the candidate to lead the workout for Kaepernick.

The NFL announced that the workout would be taking place on Tuesday and gave Kaepernick four days to prepare himself. At the same time, it doesn’t appear that the NFL gave Kaepernick to negotiate any of the details of the workout.

Just two days before the workout, it’s still undecided on who will be catching passes from him. Nevertheless, the video of the workout will be sent to all 32 teams for head coaches and general managers to see.

Of course, Kaepernick has been out of football since he last played with the San Francisco 49ers in 2016. His last season ended with him airing it out for 2,241 yards, 16 touchdowns, and four interceptions. Kaepernick was also able to rush for 468 yards and two touchdowns in his last year in the NFL.

Now, at 32-years-old, Kaepernick is getting a long-overdue opportunity to return to the game that he loves. At the same time, it remains to be seen if this workout goes according to plan for the NFL.