Colin Kaepernick tweets workout video, said to be ready to play

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There are several teams with an opening at quarterback.

With a weak free agency class along with a perceived weak crop of incoming rookie QBs than in recent years, there could easily be some teams on the outside looking in by the time training camp begins.

Could Colin Kaepernick be a solution for one of the QB-needy teams?

The former 49er tweeted a video of himself taking a dropback and firing a throw on Thursday afternoon with the caption, “Still working.”

ESPN’s Adam Schefter then reported that a source told him Kaepernick is in the best shape of his life, wants to play, and is ready to play.

Kaepernick, of course, has not played since Week 17 of the 2016 season. Coming off an injury that year, Kaepernick completed 59 percent of his passes for 2,241 yards with 16 touchdowns and four interceptions. He also had 468 rushing yards with a pair of touchdowns.

With Mitchell Trubisky, Teddy Bridgewater, and Marcus Mariota as the top pending free-agent quarterbacks, there might not be a better time for Kaepernick, 34, to make a potential comeback.

39 responses to “Colin Kaepernick tweets workout video, said to be ready to play

  1. He hasn’t played in 5 years. I doubt he could beat out any of the back ups. It’s not personal just a fact.

  2. All I am saying is give this guy a chance – by that I mean sign him and let him play some in training camp – easy to see what he has left – if anything

  3. Never give him a chance. Send a message to anyone else who is bad for the business of NFL football. And while we are at it, let Watson sit out another year to send a message that players don’t get a say in who is hired as a GM or head coach!

  4. = time for another check, you knew one was coming. NFL said last check was only up until that time and not for all time.

  5. Okay, so he isn’t owed an opportunity. In a league still employing Geno Smith you’ll have to admit Kaep on his worst day exceeded Geno’s contributions. Get him in a camp and see what he’s capable of. Chiefs would be the place.

  6. Come on bro give it up already. The Broncos wanted to sign him and he said no thanks years ago.Youre done Kap, this is the end my friend. Hes washed just like Russ

  7. Looks like there are lot of people here who have greater respect for a piece of cloth than a person. The NFL is obviously full of Jon Grudens.

  8. Will he come in on a camp offer or does he want starter money. No one seems to know. All he has to do is say “I’ll sign for league minimum” and I’m sure he’ll get an offer.

  9. Best shape of his life after 5 years out of the game? Tough sledding when he’s leading with an obvious lie.

    We all know that the protests were one of four obstacles to his getting signed by a team, with the other three being 1) his expectation to start and be paid like a starter; 2) his steeply declining play; 3) his accusing NFL owners of being racists.

    I have no problem at all with his kneeling protests, and the years since have shown the protests to be valid. But those other three issues were and are completely valid, and there’s no indication any of them have been addressed, which means there’s no real reason for any team to give him a look.

    For perspective, he and Tony Romo went unsigned in the same offseason. It’s been that long.

  10. Ready for the USFL maybe…but the big leagues? Nobody wanted him years ago what has changed now?

  11. Around and around we go. So freaking old. Being away from the game this long, he can’t play.

  12. His ego killed his career. He’d likely have started somewhere by know if he was willing to take a backup gig. For example, go sign where Jimmy signs for league min and wait for the inevitable injury that comes with him, he’d get his starts and someone would pick him up as a starter if he happens to be any good

  13. He deserves a chance. He’s deserved a chance every year since he left the Niners. He won playoff games, which is more than can be said about a lot of QBs in the league. On his worst day Kaepernick is better than Nathan Peterman. Morality-wise, he’s miles ahead of players like Deshaun Watson, Ben Roethlisberger, and Brett Favre.

  14. He once was serviceable, now he’s just another has been who blew every opportunity given to him. What could he bring to the table with 5 years of rust enveloping his already limited skill set?

  15. Kaepernick is a pariah and will continue to be one, and as others have pointed out, his skills were declining before he pulled his stunts. Beside he got 10 million for almost nothing anyway.

  16. For the people whom say he deserved/deserves a chance….. do you even watch football? Please tell me he didn’t get several chances and spit in their face every single time?

  17. People often say to keep politics out of football, but the teams are putting politics ahead of winning. Don’t even argue. It’s a waste of time. Kaepernick was Patrick Mahomes before Mahomes. He took a team to the super bowl the first time he stepped on the field, nearly winning, and then right back to the championship game the next year. Almost won that too. Then the team had an internal meltdown, choosing Baalke over Harbaugh, and it was a downward spiral. The guy was an elite QB. A champion. A winner. He might be unpopular among right wingers off the field, but he was definitely an elite QB.

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