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NFL invites teams to Colin Kaepernick workout Saturday.

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via https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/28067012/nfl-invites-teams-colin-kaepernick-workout-saturday

The NFL has a quarterback problem. With many starting quarterbacks injured indefinitely, even household names like Ben Rothenburger and Cam Newton will be missing the remainder of the season. With many teams desperate to find a reliable starter, will teams finally give Kaepernick a fair chance?

The former 49ers quarterback who was drafted in 2011, played for the team until the 2016 season. This week NFL clubs were notified that a private workout will be held for the free agent. This meeting will include an on the field workout and interview. Kaepernick was pushed into the spotlight when protesting police brutality and racial injustice by taking a knee during the national anthem. After the 2016 season, Kaepernick became a free agent.

Many people think that NFL executives did not give him a fair chance after the controversy. He certainly has more talent than some starting quarterbacks in the league. Kaepernick took the 49ers to Super Bowl XLVII. He certainly has the accolades to support his cause.

As of now, there are several teams that have announced their interest in the quarterback. The Dallas Cowboys will have at least one representative to the workout along with the Falcons, Redskins, and Dolphins.

Overall I think the article is well written. It would have been easy to only discuss the national anthem controversy. While that was discussed it wasn’t the overarching theme. It includes a tweet from Colin Kaepernick talking about how he has been practicing since he left the league.

1 Comment

  1. I don’t read ESPN with any regularity. I’ve heard of Ada Schefter, but I get the impression he depends on his name and reputation to establish his credibility.

    It’s hard to tell who/what he is depending on here for his story. Yes, it goes beyond the protest. More of an attempt to understand what the NFL is REALLY up to, since it can’t be what it seems to be.

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