Z Had ‘Some Influence’ in Colin Kaepernick’s NFL Workout
Z Had ‘Some Influence’ in Colin Kaepernick’s NFL Workout
Desmond Howard Calls Kaepernick Workout a ‘PR Stunt’ Getty Images Scott Cunningham Daniel Leberfeld13 Nov 2019
15 November, 2019, 00:45
Kaep seems more than ready, with his reps saying he's been "working out five days a week, for three years, in preparation to play again".
Kaepernick became a polarizing figure during the 2016 season after he began protesting police brutality and racial injustice by taking a knee on the sideline during the pregame playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner".
Had it been two years ago, it might've been a different story. And that's exactly what the 'Skins are doing by checking out Kaepernick's workout.
By scheduling such a unique workout under such unusual circumstances, the National Football League has given everyone a bit of cover to see for themselves what Kaepernick can bring to a team after such a long layoff, with so many seemingly prime years still ahead of him.
There's scant evidence - Muhammad Ali comes immediately to mind - of an athlete resuming his career after such a long layoff.
Kaepernick, who has been unable to find a team to sign him since 2017, was among the first players to kneel during the pregame USA national anthem in protest against extrajudicial killings of black people by police. What's that going to do with your locker room, with your quarterback room, your offensive room?
"Adding, "... In 25 years, I have never seen anything like it".
"There's two teams that were definitively interested in him that called the league office about him, that's No. 1". The team now stands at 2-7 and has an terrible starting quarterback in Sam Darnold.
Kaepernick was not in the league when the controversy over players' protests intensified in 2017, after President Donald Trump said at a rally that owners should fire any player who protests during the anthem. It's unclear how many franchises will attend the workout, but current Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores confirmed his team will be present.
"Not a single team has brought Colin in for a workout", the statement said.
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