Colin Kaepernick reportedly impressed in his first official workout for an NFL team since 2016.
Working out with the Las Vegas Raiders, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback threw at the team’s facility on Wednesday (May 25) with coach John McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler in attendance, according to Sports Illustrated.
According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Kaep’s workout “went well.” Since his release from the 49ers in 2016, he’s been working out and remaining in peak shape in case an NFL team were to call him.
Over the past few months, Kaepernick, who took the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2013, has been captured in video working out with receivers, running route tree snaps. He also took to Twitter in March to reiterate his commitment to getting back on the gridiron in any capacity.
“For The past 5 years I’ve been working out and staying ready in case an opportunity to play presented itself,” Kaepernick tweeted. “I’m really grateful to my trainer, who I’ve been throwing to all this time. But man, do I miss throwing to professional route runners. Who’s working?? I will pull up.”
The NFL organized a workout for Kaepernick in 2019 in Atlanta, but it turned chaotic and resulted in zero offers from teams.
Colin Kaepernick settled with the league in a collusion lawsuit in 2019 for an undisclosed amount. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has said that he would “encourage” a team to sign Kaepernick.
If the Raiders wind up not signing Kaepernick, he still may have other options. Pro Football Talk says that at least two other teams had their eyes on him before he worked out in Las Vegas.