Hue Jackson will lead Colin Kaepernick’s workout

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The unprecedented Pro Day workout for a veteran quarterback with little or no shot of getting back in the league will be orchestrated by a coach with little or not shot of getting back in the league.

The NFL has announced that Hue Jackson will lead the drills during Colin Kaepernick’s Saturday workout. Former NFL coach Joe Philbin also will be present.

The league also has announced that 11 teams have committed to attending. “With two days remaining until the workout,” the statement declares, “the league expects additional teams to commit.”

It’s unclear whether this means the NFL “expects” as in “anticipates” that more teams will commit, or that the NFL “expects” as in “mandates” that more teams will be there.

Even if all 32 teams give in to possible pressure to go (and at least one team publicly has said it won’t be there), the quality and influence of the representative(s) sent means a lot. Anyone can tap a low-level lackey on the shoulder and say, “Pack a bag for Atlanta.” The teams that are truly serious about this will send someone who will give Kaepernick a serious assessment.

Or they’ll just bring him to town for a workout. That can be done at any time, by any team that wants to bring him in for a workout. Since he became a free agent, no one has. That should tell us everything we need to know, and nothing that happens on Saturday will change an attitude that has been hiding in plain sight since March 2017.

39 responses to “Hue Jackson will lead Colin Kaepernick’s workout

  1. Joe Philbin and Hue Jackson…I mean where do you start with that. It’s like the start of a joke.
    “Joe Philbin, Hue Jackson and Colin Kaepernick walk into a stadium in…”

  2. The NFL orchestrates a workout and 11 teams have committed to going; now the seriousness of their commitment is being questioned.
    If Kapernick gets back into the NFL, it will damaged the overall value and brand of that team. Who wants to sacrifice to a financial risk for someone who literally protested a Betsy Ross flag style shoe?
    But I suppose Florio has a cute answer for this as well.

  3. I so very much wish this was televised. It will not be, but it would be awesome to see this spectacle.

    THE DECISION 2019…TO NOT SIGN HIM.

  4. Kaepernick is not the first, nor will he be the last player whose talent is less than the distractions he brings.

    I don’t see similar workouts being scheduled for Tim Tebow, Antonio Brown, Chad Johnson or Ray Rice.

    And in such a competitive league as the NFL – if someone truly believed Kaepernicks skills would be a difference maker – they would have signed him a long time ago – just as Michael Vick, Greg Hardy and many others were.

    The real question is – does it hurt Kaepernicks brand if someone were to offer him a league minimum deal to be a backup?

  5. No team should have to sign any player. Kaepernick is hardly the first player who feels like they had more in the tank and should have had more opportunities.

  6. There are teams (like the LA Chargers) that could use the boost in attendance and cut of jersey sales even if he doesnt play a down.

  7. Doesn’t Kaepernick realize that this makes him look like the NFL has to hold his hand and put training wheels back on to get him back into the NFL? This is an embarrassment as the NFL is basically saying “we are going over and above trying to do everything we can to get you back into the league”? This is an insult. If he still goes unsigned he will never play again. P E R I O D.

  8. Once again let me clarify this for you non Bears fans…they don’t care about winning as long as the seats are full, as to why Pace is still on the team as GM !

  9. Hue Jackson?
    But of course.
    Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up.

    Say it again, some team is gonna sign him.
    Probably already been decided who.

  10. The nfl doesn’t owe him a job. There’s only 52 spots per team. Everyone who’s on a team, has earned their spot on the team. It’s not going to be given just because the media circus follows a certain player who hasn’t played in three years, and his last three years in the league were awful. Kaepernics 15 minutes of fame is over. No team is going to cut a player who has been working with the team all year from training camp, just to give kaep a job he didn’t earn. Now that would be getting treated unfair to the players who have been there all year that earned their roster spot.

  11. Look, in all seriousness, not many coaches can match Kaepernick’s level – Hue is that coach.

  12. If Kaepernick doesn’t accept a backup role and pay….its time for us all to accept he actually doesn’t want to play.

    If he truly wants to play….he’ll accept a backup job and veterans minimum

  13. The best part is that nobody at the NFL apparently got how this would be viewed as a total joke. And why exactly would somebody provided by the NFL have to “lead” the workout? When college players have their workouts and scouts attend somebody associated with the player or school runs the workout. Why would this be any different than that?

  14. redandgoldhitman52 says:
    November 14, 2019 at 5:43 pm
    The nfl doesn’t owe him a job. There’s only 52 spots per team. Everyone who’s on a team, has earned their spot on the team. It’s not going to be given just because the media circus follows a certain player who hasn’t played in three years, and his last three years in the league were awful. Kaepernics 15 minutes of fame is over. No team is going to cut a player who has been working with the team all year from training camp, just to give kaep a job he didn’t earn. Now that would be getting treated unfair to the players who have been there all year that earned their roster spot.

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    53 players actually but you were close. Also I agree with everything you said.

  15. NFL continues to show they are not even a good entertainment source as now they have to try and make it a reality show

  16. This whole thing is wrong. The league does not owe this guy anything. Pandering to SJW types is killing the league and the country.

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