Hue Jackson Will Lead Colin Kaepernick Workout, 11 Teams Committed To Attend As Of Now


The NFL has since issued the following statement regarding Colin Kaepernick’s upcoming workout that will include representatives of the Cardinals, Falcons, Browns, Broncos, Lions, Dolphins, Patriots, Giants, Jets, Buccaneers and Redskins.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that former Browns HC Hue Jackson will lead the drills during Colin Kaepernick’s workout in Atlanta this Saturday with former Dolphins HC Joe Philbin will also being in attendance.

According to Rapoport, 11 teams have already committed to attend and the NFL expects additional teams to commit to being there for the session. 

Rapoport adds that the NFL plans to distribute video of the workout to all 32 teams including head coaches and GMs.

The expectation is that the majority of teams will end up sending a scout to see Kaepernick, despite the logistical challenges that come with a Saturday tryout set up midweek. 

The Falcons, Patriots, Giants, Jets, Cowboys, Browns, Broncos, Lions, Dolphins, Buccaneers and Redskins are among the teams that have either said publicly or are reported to have a representative at Kaepernick’s workout.

Kaepernick, 32, is a former second-round pick of the 49ers back in 2010. He was in the third year of his seven-year, $126.97 million contract that included $61 million guaranteed when reached an agreement with the 49ers on a restructured deal that allowed him to become an unrestricted free agent in 2016.

The Seahawks showed interest in bringing Kaepernick in for a visit last offseason before canceling the meeting altogether.

In 2016, Kaepernick completed 59.2 percent of his passes for 2,241 yards and 16 touchdowns and four interceptions, while adding 468 yards rushing. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 27 quarterback out of 36 qualifying players that year. 

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