Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been out of the league since the end of the 2016 season, potentially black-balled due to his protest throughout the 2016 season. He opted out of his contract in early 2016, but new 49ers GM John Lynch indicated at the time that the team would have released Kaepernick if he had not opted out.
Kaepernick has not gotten a formal workout since the end of his time with the 49ers, but that is changing. The NFL has organized a workout in Atlanta for Kaepernick to go through measurements, throwing, and an interview. All 32 teams are able to attend, and the video of the event will also be provided to the teams.
The workout will start at 3:00 p.m. and be very much like the NFL Combine. There will be a brief orientation, followed by a single interview. He will get measured, then stretch and warm up, going through timing and testing, and then go through various quarterback drills.
The situation is complicated in terms of how quickly it came together, but for the time being, Kaepernick will get an opportunity to make another push to get back into the NFL. We’ll track all the news, rumors, and whatever comes out of this work.