- Colin Kaepernick went through an offseason workout with the Las Vegas Raiders on Wednesday
- A recent report suggests that things went well and there’s a chance of him joining the roster
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Colin Kaepernick is getting another shot at the NFL.
On Wednesday, it was confirmed that the former 49ers star was working out with the Las Vegas Raiders this week, and from all accounts, that session went well.
On Thursday, reports began to surface noting that “the door is open” for Kaepernick to join the squad.
On Colin Kaepernick’s workout with the #Raiders: Sounds like it went well and he impressed. The door is open…
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 26, 2022
It shouldn’t come as a total shock.
Raiders’ ownership has been high on the passer this offseason, with owner Mark Davis saying that “he believes” in Kaepernick and would be willing to sign him if head coach Josh McDaniels wants him on the roster.
At 34 years old, Kaepernick knows that he might not be able to step into a starting role, but he thinks he can make a team better with his presence in the locker room.
And he’s probably right.
Over a six-year career, he threw for 72 scores and ran for 13 more. A true dual threat option, he’s the type of player that’s now thriving in the NFL.
Now, that’s not to say he’s better than most other starting quarterbacks in the NFL, which is a ridiculous theory seeing that he’s been out of the league for some time.
Still, he could prove a viable option for teams looking to add quarterback depth.
NFL world reacts to the latest report regarding Colin Kaepernick and the Raiders
Kaepernick is an extremely polarizing figure in sports. Many love him. Many hate him. Few seem to be in between. With news breaking that he could potentially join the Raiders’ roster, opinions began to fly on social media.
Shocking that a Super Bowl QB impressed in a passing drill. That should not have been a question. Sign him https://t.co/THNiP5Qdbw
— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) May 26, 2022
Kaepernick’s last meeting with any #NFL team was with the #Seahawks in 2017.
His last game played was Week 17, 2016 v. Seattle.
He still holds the NFL record for the most rushing yards in a game by any QB (181 yd. in 2012 Divisional Rd win v. #Packers.) https://t.co/254egK5a4t
— Kayla Burton (@Kay_Breezy22) May 26, 2022
Been covering this story on the daily for five years and right now it's really hard to care. Some of that is the Texas and Buffalo massacres. But also, the NFL took five years from the prime of Kap's career and now we're supposed to feel good because one team might say "Whoops"? https://t.co/4M3Ie2yAqf
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) May 26, 2022
I hope the Raiders sign Kaepernick because he will stand on the sideline as the back up to Derek Carr. Unless Carr gets hurt, Kap will never play & this will confirm the reason he isn’t in the league is because he isn’t good enough to start. His martyrdom will be over. Forever.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) May 25, 2022
.@Kaepernick7 deserves this!!! https://t.co/F6PaT6vNow
— Morgan J. Freeman (@mjfree) May 26, 2022
One thing we can agree on is that the Raiders will sell a lot of #7 jerseys if they do indeed sign Kaepernick.
Raiders can triple their team profits by signing Colin Kaepernick strictly from the jersey sales alone.
— Jason Smith (@howaboutafresca) May 26, 2022
Here’s one thing I think we can all agree on: A Raiders jersey with number 7 on the front and back and Kaepernick on the name plate would become a fairly hot commodity.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) May 25, 2022
We should know soon how the Raiders are feeling about adding the signal caller to the roster.