Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been making a strong push over the past few weeks to show that he still has what it takes to play in the NFL. On Friday night, Josina Anderson had an update on Kaepernick's comeback attempt.
Anderson is reporting that Kaepernick is willing to accept a backup role in order to get back on an NFL roster.
"I'm told Colin Kaepernick has informed others that he's open to accepting even a back-up QB role--if* that's what it takes--to facilitate a return to the NFL, per league source," Anderson tweeted.
Kaepernick has the chance to showcase his skillset in front of NFL personnel this Saturday. It was recently announced that Kaepernick will hold an exhibition throwing event with some draft-eligible players during halftime of Michigan’s spring game.
Though it doesn't sound like an NFL team has extended a contract offer to Kaepernick yet, his camp has received positive feedback regarding his recent workouts.
“We’ve been getting positive responses,” Kaepernick said in March. “Trainers that we’ve seen, organizations that my agent have talked to said I look good. My arm is still alive. I’m still ready to go. More than anything, we’re looking for the opportunity to come in, get some work in and show what I can do.”
During his time with the 49ers, Kaepernick had 12,271 passing yards, 72 touchdown passes and 30 interceptions.
Only time will tell if Kaepernick gets another opportunity to play in the NFL.