Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is figuring out Wednesday with the Las Vegas Raiders, in step with NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport.
Kaepernick, 34, hasn’t performed within the NFL since 2016 when he turned into the middle of political debate via kneeling all the way through the enjoying of the nationwide anthem as a method to protest racial inequality and police violence. On the finish of the 2016 season, Kaepernick turned into a loose agent and hasn’t been on an NFL roster since.
In February 2019, Kaepernick and the NFL settled a multimillion-dollar lawsuit alleging crew house owners colluded to stay the quarterback out of the league.
Kaepernick has maintained that he is inquisitive about proceeding his NFL profession, and he is held public workout routines, together with a 15-minute throwing consultation on the College of Michigan’s spring sport in April.
“One of the crucial questions that my agent stored getting used to be, ‘Neatly, it is been 5 years, can he nonetheless play?” Kaepernick instructed Jeanna Trotman of XWYZ Detroit on the time. “So we would have liked to ensure that we pop out, we display everybody I may nonetheless play, nonetheless throw it, and truly simply on the lookout for a chance for a door to open, to have that be a pathway as a way to get again in there, get a beginning process and lead a crew to a championship.”
The Raiders have already got a longtime starter in Derek Carr, who has earned 3 journeys to the Professional Bowl and completed the 2021 season with a career-high 4,804 passing yards. In April, Carr signed a three-year, $121.5 million contract extension with Las Vegas. The crew’s backup for the remaining two seasons used to be Marcus Mariota, however he left in loose company to enroll in the Atlanta Falcons. Jarrett Stidham, Nick Mullens and Chase Garbers are the opposite 3 quarterbacks at the roster.
In April, Raiders proprietor Mark Davis praised Kaepernick and stated he “merits each likelihood on the earth” to go back to the NFL. Davis stated he “would welcome [Kaepernick] with open fingers” if he joined the Raiders.
In six seasons with the 49ers, Kaepernick threw 72 landing passes with 30 interceptions and ran for every other 13 touchdowns.