Bill Belichick ‘not sure’ if Patriots will attend Colin Kaepernick workout
Bill Belichick is essentially in charge of all roster decisions in addition to being the head coach with the New England Patriots, but he claims he does not know if the team will get a closer look at Colin Kaepernick when the NFL hosts a workout for the free agent quarterback on Saturday.
Like many other coaches, Belichick was asked on Wednesday about Kaepernick’s workout. He said he is “not sure” if any representatives from the Patriots will be present and that director of player personnel Nick Caserio would know better than him.
Belichick on whether the Patriots will be at Colin Kaepernick's NFL workout: "Something to ask Nick [Caserio] about. I'm not sure."
— Matt Dolloff (@mattdolloff) November 13, 2019
Belichick is one of the most informed and prepared coaches in NFL history, so he would certainly have a say in whether or not the Patriots scout a player. Since most teams spend Saturday preparing to face their Sunday opponent, he and the key members of his coaching staff are not going to travel to Atlanta to watch Kaepernick throw passes. The same is likely true for any other team that isn’t on a bye this week.
This is precisely the reason many believe the NFL is simply holding the Kaepernick workout for show. They basically dumped the plan in his lap and told him to take it or leave it, which doesn’t sound like a genuine effort to get him signed.
We already know of one surprise team that may have interest in Kaepernick, but ultimately the odds remain stacked against him finding work. Any team that wanted to get a closer look at the 32-year-old would have set up a private workout by now.