Trainer claims “at least” five teams have called about Colin Kaepernick

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Once it became apparent that the current supply of potential starting quarterbacks may not meet the demand, Colin Kaepernick became more visible than he had been, as it relates to his desire to play football. Now, a trainer who has been working with Kaepernick claims that NFL teams are reacting.

“A few teams have reached out to me and asked how his arm looked,” private trainer David Robinson told TMZ.com. “They have reached out and asked about him.”

Robinson said “at least” five teams have contacted him.

Kapernick, who last played in the NFL on January 1, 2017, has been working out in various places over the past few weeks. He has been joined in at least one workout by Seahawks receiver Tyler Lockett.

“[Kaepernick] definitely has the ability to play on somebody’s roster,” Robinson told TMZ.com. “Like, a couple of the guys that were in the session that were on NFL teams were saying that his arm is just as strong as guys that we got on our roster right now and can play.”

Any team can bring Kaepernick in for a workout, at any time. In five years, no one has. The Seahawks came the closest, hosting Kaepernick for a visit in the summer of 2017.

The current problem may be that every workout gets reported to the league and, in turn, to the public. No team wants the immediate blowback from a loud minority of the fanbase for simply flirting with Kaepernick.

So while five or 10 or 15 or 32 teams can inquire about Kaepernick, none of it matters until someone actually works him out and signs him. There’s still no reason to believe anyone will do it. As previously explained, the fact that the NFL’s teams successfully shunned Kaepernick for five years makes it much easier to ignore him now.

96 responses to “Trainer claims “at least” five teams have called about Colin Kaepernick

  1. I am glad my team will not be one of the teams supposedly inquiring about Kaepernick.

  2. He’s not going to play! Pulled this whole pr stunt during the workout when he moved it to the high school last minute. All PR stunt! Move on, and good luck Kap.

  3. Yea they called and asked how his arm looked, and then they called Favre and asked him how his arm was doing too, and then they moved on to option C….It’s not happening

  4. He would have been signed long ago if Kaepernick was willing to be a backup. He demanded a starting role and 20M which kept teams away far more than any fear of blowback.

    His buddy Eric Reid who did the exact same thing got resigned and played for 3 more years.

    Clearly teams aren’t that scared of blowback if the talent is still there. Perhaps CK’s talent (or lack thereof) is the issue. He wasn’t that great once DC’s figured him out.

  5. He needs to sign a contract before I will believe he really wants to play football. I darn sure wouldn’t offer him a contract guaranteed beyond the current season for injury.

  6. Was this from the same person who said he would be signed by a NFL team within a week… Five years ago?

  7. Minority of fans? The overwhelming majority dont want a guy that wore pig socks and castro shirt on their team. I dont know anyone that would want this guy on their team out of respect for police officers and cuban friends.

  8. He wanted over 20M to sign with anyone, he knows he would never get that, so he keeps being the martyr. Why is that never brought up by the media?

  9. Standard ploy by an agent/ any one from the players camp trying to drum up something by putting fake news out there hoping to hook a idiot GM (vice versa for GM’s looking to dump a player like Lynch saying he has been offered multiple picks for Jimmy G), mainly there are not 5 times that have a QB that is a worse passer then Kap, it would be hard to find even one and at Kap’s age he is no longer a threat to run the ball.

    Though, I would believe 5 teams from Rock’s new junior league.

  10. That “still has a strong arm” line is funny. David Carr still has a great arm, but he has been out of the NFL for a decade – being a quality NFL QB is about a lot more than arm, as draft results have proved over and over again over the years.

  11. “How does his arm look, got any new tats?” is NOT relevant to him playing football….

    He’s done. Been done. Doesn’t want to play football, wants to be a martyr.

  12. Wow teams are really desperate for a quarterback, they’d really try to get a controversial quarterback whose last year was a train wreck and he hasn’t played an organized NFL game in years, nobody knows how he’ll play…

  13. What a world we live in. Contract demands notwithstanding, one guy shows the courage to draw attention to important issue in our country and get ostracized, criticized and exiled. Another guy misses an entire season of football due to off field issues so severe that he faced both a grand jury inquiry as well as 22 separate lawsuit alleging highly distasteful conduct and is pursued by multiple teams and rewarded with one of the fattest contracts pro football and seen.

  14. You know it’s bad when you gotta say your trainer is getting the calls and not the agent

  15. Are these teams calling from the nfl ? Or an adult neighborhood flag football league . I would say the latter.

  16. Everything is designed to continue to perpetuate the perception that he wants to play and the NFL won’t let him. It supports and lifts his brand.

  17. Joe Fassler says:
    March 23, 2022 at 10:26 am
    But Deshaun Watson gets a job. Rather sad
    —————————

    I don’t think Watson ever lost his Job (before he ever took a Knee) to Blaine Gabbert either

  18. I would have thought, before now, he would have offered publicly to take the league minimum on a 1 yr deal. There are many many many other QBs out there that would jump at the opportunity to be on a team. Make yourself as attractive as possible and, if you perform, you can command more the following years.

  19. “Nope, nobody has called. In fact, no idea why I even have this job” doesn’t have the same ring – better to make something up.

  20. Clearly teams aren’t that scared of blowback if the talent is still there. Perhaps CK’s talent (or lack thereof) is the issue. He wasn’t that great once DC’s figured him out.
    _________________________________________________

    Yeah, I would say after multiple NFC championships and 1 pass away from winning a Superbowl, you were definitely figured out, obviously the same as 99.9% of the QBs that enter the league…geez.

  21. Dude should have never been shunned from the league. I DO NOT agree with his politics, but he is an American like the rest of us. He is allowed to have and voice his opinion. There was absolutely nothing he did that justified ruining this kids career. Would love to see him get back in the league and prove everyone wrong.

  22. His QB prowess has become that of urban legend. People have forgotten how he was playing at the end. It is also a statement on the desperation of NFL teams. There are only about 15 people in the world that can play NFL QB at a high level. When you are talking about the billions and billions of dollars brought in by the NFL it is no wonder the guys who can play demand so much money. They are worth it.

  23. First: A serious team would not call a trainer and ask how he looked. A serious team would ask for tape to look for themselves.
    Second: There are too many NFL caliber QBs in the league right now. No one is going to call for a player who is been outside for half a decade when they have choices who played just a few weeks ago looking for a good home.

  24. Believable. There are 6 teams in the CFL i think, im sure 5 are in need of a capable back up.

  25. Trainers, agents, unnamed sources, all speak on KC behalf. Why doesn’t he ever speak???

  26. “Any team can bring Kaepernick in for a workout, at any time. In five years, no one has.” Colin, give it a break, can’t you catch a clue? If you were good enough to be even a back up you would have been invited in and maybe even received a contract. You should have taken what the 49er’s offered you but you turned down. Just like your passes, your timing was off.

  27. The guy is an idiot. He could not have picked a more divisive time to have his protest. He could have refused to go on the filed for two minutes after scheduled kick off and every player and all of the country would have been on board. During those two minutes there would be talk on every Game broadcast about his concerns and what could be done to correct things. But no, He decides the national anthem was the best way to garner support & unite America on this issue. Good cause, Really bad delivery. Can’t fix stupid.
    He wasn’t very good when he last played. I imagine all this time away from the game has done wonders for his skill set.

  28. He should have played in the CFL like Flutie or Warren Moon (or even Johnny Manziel). That at least would’ve shown love of the game and whether he still had talent.

  29. “ But Deshaun Watson gets a job. Rather sad…”

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    Blaine Gabbert won’t be able to beat out Deshaun Watson anytime soon. The same couldn’t be said for CK.

  30. Is David Robinson a QB coach? Is he helping Kaepernick become a better passer?

    Nope. If it’s the same David Robinson then it looks like his specialty is coaching wide receivers. Is Kaepernick changing positions or still deprioritizing the things he most needed to improve at as an NFL QB?

  31. lvol says:
    March 23, 2022 at 9:51 am
    He’s not going to play! Pulled this whole pr stunt during the workout when he moved it to the high school last minute. All PR stunt! Move on, and good luck Kap.

    ==========

    Yea b/c the league pulled some weird medical waiver crap on him. He should play but if he wants crazy money he might be disappointed.

  32. Teams do not want the incessant media circus. It isn’t about talent, it is about avoiding the drama.

  33. Kaepernick couldn,t even compete in a Copper Fit commercial with a 59 year old Jerry Rice and a 52 year old Brett Farve!!

  34. What else is an trainer (who’s getting paid) supposed to say ? “My Client is getting no interest whatsoever” ?

  35. Joe Fassler says:
    March 23, 2022 at 10:26 am
    But Deshaun Watson gets a job. Rather sad

    ————————————————————-

    Watson has talent!!!!

  36. Nike must have a new Kaep product coming to market or his Nike contract must be coming to an end…

  37. Pete Carroll traded Wilson, has “tuna sandwich” and “half a bag of chips” as QBs now – SAID CK deserves a shot – YET – no workout, no offer, no ANYTHING. Not good enough to replace a QB that tries to throw the football at the GROUND and misses, apparently.

  38. USFL starts in about a month. He should be able to absolutely dominate in that league as a warm up to parlay into another shot in the NFL.

    I’m a CK supporter in the sense that he was, in large part, kneeling for good reason. But I think after that he didn’t have a lot of well reasoned things to say on the matter, unfortunately. And the overgrown babies crying because some guy wasn’t bowing to their flag can take a hike.

    I’m not sure what he’s got left in the tank, but I cannot imagine that he shouldn’t be able to absolutely crush it in the USFL and if teams are willing to risk hundreds of millions and public backlash about Watson, then someone will be more than happy to sign CK if he’s still got it.

    I suspect that this has all become more of a grift than anything else at this point. I’m sure the annual football skills showcase features some brands who pay CK quite well to wear them and that’s probably good enough for him at this point. He’s almost 35 and is presumably in good health.

  39. While Kaepernick is almost certainly washed up, it is amazing how many thumbs downs are flying around on posts that remotely support him, thus emphasizing the disconnect and topsy turvy priorities in this country. Once again people, it is ok to love your country and still demand that it do better.

  40. Would love to see Kap get another chance in the NFL after the way he was blackballed, but think that unfortunately he is beyond his sell-by date.

  41. buffalo69 says:
    March 23, 2022 at 10:51 am
    Trainers, agents, unnamed sources, all speak on KC behalf. Why doesn’t he ever speak???
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    Leave Kansas City out of this!

  42. Terry Bradshaw and Brett Favre still have strong arms..I’d prefer either one of them

  43. The trainer fails to tell us that five teams have called about bringing him in as a camp arm.

  44. There is absolutely no way 64 QB’s on nfl rosters are better than him. Heck, there’s probably several nfl WR’s that played college QB that are better than some of these backups. And he was absolutely blackballed.

  45. Every offseason it’s the same storyline with Kap. It will be year 2035 and we will be hearing how he’s in the best shape of his life and ready at a moments notice to take a team to a Superbowl. Truth of the matter is he had his time, once teams realized he was nothing more than a solid back up, his ego got in his way of sitting on the bench. He had a few instances after he left the 49ers to join a team, if he truly wanted to be on a roster, he would’ve been. At this stage, he will never be relevant in the NFL again, but stories like this keep his name in the headlines which is all he and his camp wants.

  46. nite2al says:
    Yeah, I would say after multiple NFC championships and 1 pass away from winning a Superbowl, you were definitely figured out, obviously the same as 99.9% of the QBs that enter the league…geez.

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    Uhh…. he didn’t win multiple NFC championships and he was NOT 1 pass away from winning the Superbowl. He was 1 pass away from winning a second NFC championship….. Nice try though….

  47. If Kap were as talented as Desean Watson he would have been signed instantly in the same way Watson was traded and signed. The reality is he isn’t.
    The issue has always been no team wants an at best average starter or above average backup that comes with a huge media contingent, including non traditional NFL media, asking questions about him. Or if he’s the backup, when Will he play?
    If Kap was that good it’d be worth the drama…. See Rodgers in Green Bay… You bend over backwards for elite talent.

  48. CK/his people: “I want to play”. Also CK/his people: “5 teams have called, so obviously we arent that interested in playing if we didnt take any opportunity to visit with said teams”

  49. nite2al says:
    March 23, 2022 at 10:42 am
    Clearly teams aren’t that scared of blowback if the talent is still there. Perhaps CK’s talent (or lack thereof) is the issue. He wasn’t that great once DC’s figured him out.
    _________________________________________________

    Yeah, I would say after multiple NFC championships and 1 pass away from winning a Superbowl, you were definitely figured out, obviously the same as 99.9% of the QBs that enter the league…geez
    ______________________________________________________________________________

    And what happened after DC’s figured him out?? What happened when defenses took away the read option and made CK beat them with his arm and accuracy??

    Oh, that’s right…..he went 1-11 and had a horrible rating.

    CK was a freak of nature for a few seasons….and then he figured out. And once he did, he didn’t have the skillset to overcome the new obstacles. I think he’d make a solid backup. Starter?? No.

  50. There’s a revisionist history about Kap, that he is out of the league just because of the protests. Even in 2015, before he kneeled, there were questions about him. Then he couldn’t beat out Blaine Gabbert. I think he may have continued playing had he not protested, sure. As a backup. But why would any team want such controversy and attention on a backup quarterback?

  51. It’s good to have positive self-talk – “I can still play” “I’ve got a great am” – I get it, it’s good, healthy. Mine is “I still have a 30 inch waist and hair”.

    Now, of course – none of these are true, but it’s better than reality.

  52. Pffft….hold my beer….I’ve had at least a dozen teams call me. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

  53. How many NFL teams want their backup QB to be a bigger story than their starter??
    How many NFL teams want their backup QB to be a distraction and media magnet??
    How many NFL teams want to pay their backup QB 20M or more??

    None? Okay….we just answered the question why Kaepernick hasn’t a job in the past 5 years.

  54. tinye67 says:
    March 23, 2022 at 12:21 pm

    nite2al says:
    March 23, 2022 at 10:42 am
    Clearly teams aren’t that scared of blowback if the talent is still there. Perhaps CK’s talent (or lack thereof) is the issue. He wasn’t that great once DC’s figured him out.
    _________________________________________________

    Yeah, I would say after multiple NFC championships and 1 pass away from winning a Superbowl, you were definitely figured out, obviously the same as 99.9% of the QBs that enter the league…geez
    ______________________________________________________________________________

    And what happened after DC’s figured him out?? What happened when defenses took away the read option and made CK beat them with his arm and accuracy??

    Oh, that’s right…..he went 1-11 and had a horrible rating.

    CK was a freak of nature for a few seasons….and then he figured out. And once he did, he didn’t have the skillset to overcome the new obstacles. I think he’d make a solid backup. Starter?? No.

    Much like Lamar Jackson

  55. It’s time for people to give up on Kaepernick. I doubt those teams, or really any teams, are interested in a guy who hasn’t played a single snap since 2016.

    Save the Super Bowl arguments. Save the “he’s better than half the starters” arguments.

    He’s done. Period.

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