New Report By Raiders Insider Details Colin Kaepernick Workout And Why They Never Called Back

Published 06/24/2022, 8:30 AM EDT
ANN ARBOR, MI – APRIL 02: Colin Kaepernick participates in a throwing exhibition during half time of the Michigan spring football game at Michigan Stadium on April 2, 2022 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Jaime Crawford/Getty Images)

Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick did not play football after the 2016 season. After almost 6-years, there was a ray of hope for the quarterback, as the Raiders tried Kaepernick for a workout. Last month, it was widely reported that Kaepernick was able to impress everyone with his strong arm strength.

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Well, now a former Raiders player is claiming to have an insight into the Kaepernick’s workout sessions with the Las Vegas Raiders. According to the former defensive lineman Warren Sapp, Kaepernick had a bad day while performing in the workouts. 

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Warren Sapp said on Vlad TV, “I heard it was a disaster. I heard one of the worst workouts ever. I’m wondering how the hell this happened, and the tape didn’t get out, right? I mean, somebody wasn’t over the fence or nothing? Come on, man.”

Hall of Fame defensive lineman Warren Sapp says the workouts were a disaster. It is still not confirmed from where he heard the news because not many people were present at the Raiders workout. Except for the wide receivers, only the Raiders HC Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler were present.

After the workouts happened, Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated said the workouts went fine, but Kaepernick was not able to blow the minds of the people present there. Raiders have still not made the decision, and they might stick to Nick Mullens and Jarrett Stidham as the backup options for Derek Carr.

Las Vegas Raiders have not given out any official statement about signing Colin Kaepernick as their backup QB

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As no official statement has come from the Raiders, there is a solid chance that Kaepernick won’t be playing this season. If he had made an impact, the Raiders would have already considered him as their backup QB. 

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 28: Colin Kaepernick arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Netflix’s “Colin In Black And White” at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on October 28, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage,)

Kaepernick had his successful 6-years when he started for the San Francisco 49ers. The star QB also led his team to the Super Bowl in 2013, but unfortunately lost to Baltimore Ravens by 34-31. In 2016, Kaepernick played his last season, which was a disaster. Kap started for 11 matches in that season and lost 10 out of them. 

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This season, Kaepernick will be 35 years old and from here onwards his dream to play again in the NFL seems tough. Do You think Colin Kaepernick has a chance to play in the 2022 NFL season?   

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Aniket Srivastava

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Aniket Srivastava is an NFL Writer at Essentially Sports. Having completed his bachelor's in Architecture, he has worked under a few Architects until his love for writing urged him to be a full-time writer. Aniket has a keen interest in NFL and ardently follows two teams: Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, of course, because of Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes, respectively.

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