Yesterday, it was made known to all 32 NFL teams that Colin Kaepernick will be holding a private workout on Saturday in Atlanta, GA.
On Saturday, the free agent QB will hold on-field workouts and will also conduct an interview following the workout sessions. For each team in attendance, they will have the opportunity, they will also be able to receive a recording of the workout for further evaluation beyond Saturday. This is perfect timing, as many teams have inquired about Kaepernick's readiness as there are several starting quarterbacks who are either injured or need to be reevaluated before going into the next season.
Last night, Kaep tweeted, "I’m just getting word from my representatives that the NFL league office reached out to them about a workout in Atlanta on Saturday. I’ve been in shape and ready for this for 3 years, can’t wait to see the head coaches and GMs on Saturday."
On October 10th, Kaepernick's representatives said they received "little to no response" from all 32 NFL teams. Kaep hasn't played an NFL down since 2016, which is the same year he started kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial injustice.
Kaepernick's representatives said in a statement to the league, "Earlier this year, we discussed some possible steps with his representatives and they recently emphasized his level of preparation and that he is ready to work out for clubs and be interviewed by them. We have therefore arranged this opportunity for him to work out, and for all clubs to have the opportunity to evaluate his current readiness and level of interest in resuming his NFL career."
Kaep and his team were told of the workout yesterday at 10am, which is odd because most workouts for free agents happen on Tuesday's when coaches and general managers are usually the least busiest. Saturday is a bad time because many teams will be traveling to their respective locations for their games on Sunday. Another disadvantage is that not one of the 32 teams were made aware of the workout prior to the statement being released, giving them little time to make accommodations to send a representative to the workout.
One team ESPN's Josina Anderson confirmed that would be interested in the Workout is the Dallas Cowboys, who reportedly will send at least one rep to see Kaep.
Whatever the outcome is after Saturday, we are glad to see Kaep finally get a chance to show he still has what it takes to perform in this league at a position that is in desperate need of help on many teams.