Colin KaepernickThe Raiders workout took place on Wednesday, though Josh McDaniels He didn’t go into how the notable free agent performed, some indications emerged that the one-time Super Bowl start was responsible for itself pretty well.
The former 49ers quarterback has demonstrated good arm strength and good conditioning, according to ESPN.com’s Jeremy Fowler (at Twitter). NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport also noted that the 34-year-old was impressed with his Las Vegas test (video Link), adding a potential Kaepernick-Raiders agreement door is open. Another high profile source on Kaepernick’s arm strength and fitness, via Josina Anderson of USA Today, while also noting the difference between a Raiders-regulated workout and an independent session was noticeable at some points (Twitter links).
Two other teams are believed to have shown some interest in Kaepernick this off-season, as Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio offers. It will be interesting to see if there is another exercise. Before the Raiders were invited, Kaepernick hadn’t been a staple on the NFL’s radar in years. Kaepernick met the Seahawks in 2017 and threw in front of a handful of the NFL’s in a Georgia practice that he rescheduled at the eleventh hour two years later. Other than that, it was quiet for a player who hadn’t played a game since New Year’s Day 2017.
He was banished from the league after his protests against racial injustice during the national anthem caused one of the biggest controversies in NFL history, which also led to the league’s settlement with Kaepernick and Eric Reed In a collusion case, Kaepernick is clearly short on time to return to the NFL. Mark Davis He might sign a deal, if his football team sees Kaepernick as a suitable fit.
Use the raiders Marcus Mariota we Derek CarrOver the past two seasons, the former Titans talent has appeared in occasional sub-packs to take advantage of his mobility. (Mariota is now with the Hawks.) So far, it is not believed that the invaders would have such a plan for Kaepernick. They’re viewing it as a potential backup option for Carr and not a player that will be used in specialty packages, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Vincent Bonsignore.
Although Kaepernick demonstrated his electric running ability as a young player, culminating with one of the fastest performances in the NFL playoffs superb for the Packers 49ers in the 2012 Divisional Tour, his prolonged absence from the game would affect his sport. It may also be too early to speculate on a possible role, given the unique circumstances surrounding the University of Nevada division.
Currently, Las Vegas listings Garrett Stidham And the Nick Mullins Behind Carr. The invaders also have a rookie UDFA chasing jarbers (Cal) is on their off-season roster. Stidham, who attempted 48 career passes in eight games as a reserve, played three seasons in the McDaniels’ Patriots offensive. He hasn’t seen any time in 2021. Mullins has more experience, having made 17 games in four seasons despite being a former NFL member. He started a game for Brown last season, with Baker Mayfield And the Sixth case Out due to COVID-19. Carr has been one of the most enduring quarterbacks in the NFL during his career, losing only three games (counting losing games to the 2016 Raiders) in eight seasons.