No NFL teams have expressed interest in Colin Kaepernick since workout
Colin Kaepernick got some positive feedback on his physical condition and throwing ability following the workout he held in front of scouts from several NFL teams last weekend, but that has not translated into any potential employment opportunities.
No NFL teams have reached out to Kaepernick to bring him in for a private workout or interview since last Saturday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. The approach from teams has been no different in the wake of Kaepernick’s workout than it has been over the past three years, according to Schefter.
There are apparently talent evaluators out there who believe Kaepernick is good enough to be on an NFL roster, but the issue is likely that teams still don’t feel he could provide enough on the field to justify all the media attention and potential distractions he attracts. Kaepernick is now 32 and has been out of football for nearly three full seasons, and teams have opted against signing him even with a ton of injuries at the position early this year.
Kaepernick was expected to work out in front of roughly 25 NFL teams at the event the league set up for him in Atlanta, but he changed the location at the last second due to issues over media access and a waiver the NFL asked him to sign. Only a handful of teams chose to drive to the new location, which was located about 60 miles from the Falcons’ facility.
Many have questioned the NFL’s motive in trying to set up a workout for Kaepernick, and we believe we know why the league suddenly came up with the idea. Still, Kaepernick would have had an opportunity to throw in front of more team representatives if he did not change the location of the workout. That may have hurt his chances of finding a job.