Quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw to undrafted receivers at halftime of Michigan’s spring game for NFL scouts on Saturday. He was there because he was invited to Michigan by coach Jim Harbaugh, who mentored Kaepernick with the San Francisco 49ers, and was an honorary captain for the spring game.
Kaepernick wasn’t made available to the media, but Jeanna Trotman spoke with him on the field about his decision to throw on Saturday.
“We still can get out there and sling it,” Kaepernick said, per Jeanna Trotman. “Really, getting out here today for the exhibition was to be able to show that I can do that. Because one of the questions that my agent kept getting was, ‘Well, it’s been five years. Can he still play?’ So we want to make sure we can come out, show everyone I can still play, still throw it. And really just looking for an opportunity for a door to open, to have that be a pathway to be able to get back in there, get a starting job and lead a team to a championship.”
Kaepernick just wants an opportunity.
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“I can help make you a better team. I can help you win games,” he said. “I know right now the situation likely won’t allow me to come in and step into a starting role. I know I’ll be able to work my way to that and show that very quickly.”
NFL reporter Josina Anderson reported on Friday that Kaepernick is open to accepting a backup role if that’s what it takes to facilitate a return to the NFL.
The Seahawks could be a potential landing spot for Kaepernick considering the Seahawks’ recent trade of Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.