Kaepernick worked out with Seahawks wide receiver Aaron Fuller this week and last week with wide receiver Tyler Lockett. Die vorige San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who once led the team to a Super Bowl, told reporters he talked with coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider.
“Still waiting for that chance. Still hopeful,” hy het gesê, via The Seattle Times. “There’s been a lot of conversation around it. Weereens, we’ve had conversations with Pete and John previously. As Pete mentioned, we have spoken recently and (Ek is) still hoping that door is open and get a chance to walk through it.”
He’s posted videos of his workouts on social media. He’s insisted he hasn’t lost a beat even though he’s 34 years old and hasn’t played in the NFL since the 2016 seisoen. He just needs a chance.
“The best way to tell is to bring me in for a workout,” hy het gesê. “We have no expectations of what teams will do. But we just want the opportunity to walk in the door and show them what I can do, and I think my talent, my skill set, will speak for itself.”
David Robinson, Kaepernick’s personal trainer, vertel TMZ Sport on Tuesday there were about five teams that have reached out to him about the quarterback.
“A few teams have reached out to me and asked how his arm looked,” het hy aan die afsetpunt gesê. “They have reached out and asked about him.”
Robinson didn’t say which teams but added that he told the representatives he believes Kaepernick could be on an NFL roster if the team chose to go that route.
“He definitely has the ability to play on somebody’s roster – like, nou dadelik,” hy het gesê. “Soos, a couple of the guys that were in the session that were on NFL teams were saying that his arm is just as strong as guys that we got on our roster right now and can play.”
The Seahawks appear to be a potential landing spot for Kaepernick given the franchise’s flirtation with the quarterback in the past and their trade of Russell Wilson na die Denver Broncos, leaving the door open for a new starter for the 2022 seisoen.
The former quarterback started a firestorm in the NFL during the 2016 season when he protested during the national anthem. The demonstration sparked a wave in recent years with players from all kinds of sports using kneeling as a form of protest against social injustice and racial discrimination.