The Colin Kaepernick workout with the Raiders, by all indications, went well. However, it doesn’t mean he will be signed to the team.
Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that no deal is currently “imminent” between the Raiders and Colin Kaepernick.
In the eyes of former NFL general manager Mike Tannenbaum, however, Las Vegas may be making a mistake by not striking while the iron is hot.
“I would’ve signed him, not just worked him out, I would’ve signed him,” he declared. “It tells me that they have concerns about Nick Mullens and Jarrett Stidham as a backup and, by signing him now, it gives them about six weeks to get to know the playbook, get back into the NFL routine so when they hit training camp, he’s ready to go.”
As things stand, the depth chart behind Derek Carr entering camp will include Mullens, Stidham, and rookie Chase Garbers.
Kaepernick has not played since 2016 since being blackballed for his protest of racism and police brutality during the national anthem. The Raiders are the first team to host the 34-year-old for a visit since he began his training sessions earlier this year.
Kaepernick last appeared in an NFL game back in 2016 when he completed 59.2 percent of his passes for 2,241 yards and 16 touchdowns and four interceptions while adding 468 yards rushing and two touchdowns.
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