ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter believes commissioner Rodger Goodell feels bad about the Colin Kaepernick situation which may be a huge reason as to why the league set up the workout to try and get him some much needed exposure to NFL teams.
It was Tuesday when a memo was sent out from the league that a workout and interview would be taking place on Saturday with Kaepernick.
Schefter thinks Roger Goodell feelings towards Kaepernick and what happened to him being out of the league factored into this entire situation.
“I think Roger Goodell, there’s a part of him, the Commissioner, that feels bad about the way that this has unfolded,” Schefter said on ESPN. “And I think that he believes that he must do his part to try to get a workout for Colin Kaepernick, to try to get interviews with Colin Kaepernick, to try to do his part to get Colin Kaepernick in front of teams.”
“Now Roger Goodell cannot make teams sign a quarterback himself, and we’ve seen what has transpired in recent months and years where nobody has brought him in to visit, nobody has worked him out, and he essentially has been persona non grata with the NFL. This is a reversal of that with the league office. This is the league office stepping in to try to make sure that Colin Kaepernick . . . has a chance to show to teams what he can’t do, what he can do, what his level of interest is in returning, how much he’d like to be back in football.”
It’s unclear how many teams will show up, but none of them have anything to lose either way.