Colin Kaepernick’s agent has reportedly been contacting NFL teams with the hope of finding a playing opportunity for his client.
A rash of injuries has left several teams in search of QB help after two weeks of the regular season. Kaepernick has not played since 2016 but has been training for a possible comeback.
Citing a source close to Kaepernick, SNYtv’s Chris Williamson says the 31-year-old free agent has been working out “five days a week at 5 a.m. for three years.” His agent has apparently been reaching out to teams.
Source close to @Kaepernick7 in light of all the QB injuries: “Colin is literally in the best shape of his life. He’s been working out 5 days a week at 5 am for 3 years. He wants to play and his agent has been contacting teams in need of a QB.”
— Chris Williamson (@CWilliamson44) September 17, 2019
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith stated that Kaepernick’s agent has spoken with the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets and New Orleans Saints, but those franchises don’t seem interested.
— NFL on ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsNFL) September 17, 2019
Kaepernick last played in the NFL three years ago. That season, he began a protest against social injustice and police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem before games.
Kaepernick became a free agent after the 2016 season and has not been signed since. The odds are he won’t get another opportunity at this point.
The Steelers are rolling with Mason Rudolph and signed former first-round pick Paxton Lynch to the practice squad. The Saints will likely use Teddy Bridgewater with Taysom Hill as a backup as along as Drew Brees is out of action.
The Jets and Carolina Panthers are the other obvious teams that could need a QB.