NFL Analyst Emphasizes How Colin Kaepernick Would Be a Missing Piece of Puzzle for This Team

Published 05/27/2022, 12:47 PM EDT

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QB Colin Kaepernick is back in action at the workouts with the Las Vegas Raiders. Colin has always wanted a comeback after he got exiled from the NFL league after the 2016 season. Finally, former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has got a chance to prove himself.

Pro Football Talk’s host Mike Florio thinks Kaepernick can be the quarterback that the Raiders are looking for. The owner of Raiders, Mike Davis, has shown interest in the QB as he sees a lot of potential in him.


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Mike Florio in The Rich Eisen Show said“It was the first time we’ve had an owner speak favorably about Colin Kaepernick and when I saw what Davis had to say, it’s like, well, your backups are Nick Mullins and Garrett Gilbert…You look at the depth chart and it’s like, well, yeah he could. He could make the depth chart better and if nothing else, if they don’t sign him what this does do? It’s the toe in the water, it’s the moment where he gets the workout and the world doesn’t stop spinning.” 

Las Vegas Raiders have an outstanding starting QB, Derek Carr. But the other QBs on the team’s roster haven’t proven to be of much help. Colin can be the No. 2 quarterback for the team, who has enough experience playing under tough situations.

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Well, there is no confirmation that the Raiders will be signing Colin. The tryouts were on Wednesday, but the Raiders have not commented anything about Colin’s performance.

Ian Rapoport informs Raiders impressed with Colin Kaepernick

NFL Network Ian Rapoport had posted a tweet. He wrote, “On Colin Kaepernick’s workout with the [Raiders]: Sounds like it went well and he impressed. The door is open…”  Well, if that is the case, then Kaepernick makes a comeback, but nothing can be confirmed until there is an official announcement.


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Colin Kaepernick has spent some of the finest seasons with the 49ers. Although, he has always struggled with his accuracy. He has a completion percentage of 59.8. Colin has thrown for 72 touchdowns and had 30 interceptions.


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Now is returning after a gap of 5 years the right decision? Nobody knows. But the fact he has made it to the workouts and has impressed everyone with his performance is the closest we know till now. Until the final word comes out, we will have to wait and watch.

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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.

Edited By: Deepika Bhaduri