Colin Kaepernick seems to be doing everything and saying the right things to ensure he gets a second chance in the National Football League.
Colin Kaepernick worked out in front of NFL scouts and onlookers present during halftime of the University of Michigan’s spring game on Saturday at Michigan Stadium.
Afterward, he reportedly informed teams that he would accept a backup role.
“I‘m told Colin Kaepernick has informed others that he’s open to accepting even a back-up QB role–if* that’s what it takes–to facilitate a return to the NFL, per a league source,” Anderson tweeted.
He took over as the 49ers starting quarterback in the 2013 season and led San Francisco to a Super Bowl appearance, where the 49ers fell to the Baltimore Ravens.
Kaepernick last played in the 2016 season, during which he peacefully protested social injustice and police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem.
The 34-year-old has completed 59.8% of his 1,692 pass attempts in his career for 72 touchdowns and 30 interceptions. He’s thrown for over 12,000 yards in his six-year career, but hasn’t been with a team in over five years.
During his time with the 49ers, Kaepernick had 12,271 passing yards, 72 touchdown passes and 30 interceptions.