Kaepernick was recently announced as the honorary captain for the exhibition game, slated for this Saturday. According to Michigan play-by-play man Doug Karsch, he'll be putting his talents on display at halftime.
Appearing on 97.1 The Ticket, Karsch said that the plan is for Kaepernick to throw in front of the attending scouts and fans. To that end, he's been working out to stay "on the radar."
"He’s been doing workouts trying to stay on the radar and he is going to throw at halftime of the Michigan spring game," Karsch said, via Audacy.com.
It's going to be a pretty big showcase for Kaepernick. The Michigan spring game is open to the public at no cost. More importantly, it's going to be televised live on the Big Ten Network.
Colin Kaepernick has made several comeback attempts in the NFL since being released by the San Francisco 49ers after the 2016 NFL season. He's tried calling the league out, suing the league, doing public workouts, meeting coaches personally and everything in between.
But no one has seen fit to give him a contract, let alone reached out to make him a starter. Not even teams that so obviously need a starting quarterback or even a quality backup.
That's what five years out of the league will do to a player, unfortunately. Whether the NFL conspired to blackball Kaepernick or not, the fact that they kept him out of the league this long is now the justification to keep him out for good.
In his final NFL season he was completing 59-percent of his passes for 2,241 yards and 16 touchdowns with four interceptions. He was averaging 6.8 yards per carry.
Those numbers are on par or better than several projected starters for 2022 such as Sam Darnold, Drew Lock and Zach Wilson.