Broncos will send a scout to Colin Kaepernick workout

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The Broncos have made it pretty clear they had no interest in Colin Kaepernick, beginning right after a specific point in time at which they did.

They’re going to his workout anyway.

According to Mike Klis of KUSA, Broncos General Manager John Elway said the team will send a scout to Saturday’s workout for the unemployed quarterback in Atlanta.

Once upon a time (March 2016), Elway was interested in Kaepernick, and was prepared to trade for him. But Kaepernick didn’t want to take the pay cut Elway offered, so that deal never materialized.

Then in August 2016, Kaepernick started taking knees during the national anthem to protest institutional racism and police brutality, and Elway became less interested, even as he has struggled to find anything a resembling an answer at the position.

Colin had his chance here,” Elway said in 2018. “We offered him a contract. He didn’t take it. So, as I said it in my deposition, I don’t know if I’ll be legally able to say this, but he’s had his chance to be here. He passed it.”

That said, Elway sending a scout to Saturday’s PR stunt/CYA exercise should make clear the perfunctory nature of the event — despite the fact that finding a quarterback has been a perpetual item on Elway’s to-do list for years now.

12 responses to “Broncos will send a scout to Colin Kaepernick workout

  1. Kaepernick is trash and that has long been established. Broncos are much better off playing their 2 young QBs to see if they’re the answer. Kaepernick’s claim to fame was taking over a 6-2 Alex Smith led 49ers team and run a gimmick offense that worked for half a season and got them to the Super Bowl where their luck ran out. Kaepernick was soon after found out by the NFL and collapsed which was likely a big reason why Harbaugh jumped off that sinking ship.

  2. The NFL cant win. The NFL sets up a league wide tryout and the media in this article calls it a PR stunt/CYA exercise. What else would you like the NFL to do media?

  3. Actually it all started after Kap couldn’t beat out Blaine Gabbert for starting QB in the preseason that fateful year. The first time he just sat on the bench for the national anthem because he was pouting. The next game, that had been refined to kneeling for injustice. You guys always seem to forget that.

  4. Actually it all started after Kap couldn’t beat out Blaine Gabbert for starting QB in the preseason that fateful year. The first time he just sat on the bench for the national anthem because he was pouting. The next game, that had been refined to kneeling for injustice. You guys always seem to forget that.
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    Gabbart (5 TD 6 INTs) only started the first 4 games in 2016 before being benched for CK who played the rest of the season. (12 games. 16 TD’s 4 INT’s)

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    Gabbart (5 TD 6 INTs) only started the first 4 games in 2016 before being benched for CK who played the rest of the season. (12 games. 16 TD’s 4 INT’s)
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    Oh I don’t disagree with you at all that he was the far superior player, not my point. The coaches were trying to light a fire by making Gabbert the starter that week. Kap took it the completely wrong way a mature adult would, then sculpted a narrative to justify his childish behavior. Which then gave birth to the story line for that year.

  6. It started Week 1 of the preseason and he wasnt sitting because of Gabbert, as soon as the media noticed and asked why he was sitting he told them. The kneeling started later in the preseason and that was after a meeting with Nate Boyer when the former Green Beret suggested he kneel

  7. factschecker says:
    November 13, 2019 at 4:19 pm
    Actually it all started after Kap couldn’t beat out Blaine Gabbert for starting QB in the preseason that fateful year. The first time he just sat on the bench for the national anthem because he was pouting. The next game, that had been refined to kneeling for injustice. You guys always seem to forget that.
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    Gabbart (5 TD 6 INTs) only started the first 4 games in 2016 before being benched for CK who played the rest of the season. (12 games. 16 TD’s 4 INT’s
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    Boy, with 12 TD’s and 4 INT’S he must have led the 49ers to a pretty Impressive Win-Loss record right??…….smh…….,

    Go Hawks!

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