July 1, 2022

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Bucs Will Attend Colin Kapernick’s Workout

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What I do every morning after I take the kids to school, I drive to the gas station, get a coffee, and listen to the Dan Patrick Show. One thing that stood out was the news of Colin Kaepernick getting an NFL “Pro-Day” style workout for the former 49er. Kaepernick hasn’t played a down since January 1, 2017, and not been on a team since he opted out of his contract following the 2017 season. The rest is history.

I was listening to a conversation between Patrick and someone from Pro Football Talk (was getting coffee at this point), and one question that will always be there in the background is What Colin Kaepernick will a team get? 

My thoughts of this are, “If Colin Kaepernick can agree to accept a veteran minimum contract, and signs a prove-it deal, then I can respect him being signed.” I have nothing against a player who plays for the game. Colin can add value to a team if he is signed as he stated, “He’s stayed in shape.” Let’s hope this is a positive thing for the Kaep Camp, and hopefully, he can take full advantage of the situation.

If Kaepernick were to be signed by a team, I see Baltimore snagging him to add to depth behind Lamar Jackson, alongside Robert Griffin III. Special seasons like what they are having, always tend to have something happen. 

Kaepernick posted on Twitter “I’ve been ready for this for 3 years.”

 Bruce Arians’ thoughts? It sounds like Arians is not interested in seeing Colin Kaepernick’s work out and will not attend, however, he did say that the Buccaneers usually have someone down there watching those kinds of workouts.

 “I’m not going, but we usually have somebody at all of those types of workouts, so we’ll see what’s up.”

It has been confirmed that the Buccaneers will send someone to attend his workout, but it’s likely just a courtesy visit. Arizona, Atlanta, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Miami, New England, New York Giants, New York Jets, and Washington are the other teams who have confirmed visits, but that number will surely grow. If Kaepernick really wows those in attendance, then we could see a fight to sign the controversial quarterback, and his return to the NFL will surely ignite some very mixed feelings among fans.