The Las Vegas Raiders have considered signing Colin Kaepernick to back up their current QB Derek Carr for the 2022 season. NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp said in an interview with Vlad TV he heard the workout 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,” Sapp said Tuesday.
The Raiders were reportedly impressed with Kaepernick’s arm strength and conditioning, and the team considered the workout a “positive” sign.
Kaepernick’s agent, Jeff Nalley, has responded to Sapp’s claim.
“I guess Warren didn’t talk to the General Manager or the head coach,” Nalley told PFT via text message. “I spoke to the G.M. [Dave Zieger] several times and he said they all thought Kap was in great shape and threw the ball really well and encouraged any team to call him about the workout and he would tell them the same. I’m surprised Warren would say that, because it’s not true and you would think he would want Kap on a team.”
Kaepernick, now 34, has remained active in trying to get back into the NFL despite comparing the NFL to a slave plantation and NFL owners as slave owners not so long ago. He has not played since finishing the 2016 with a 1-10 record as a starter under head coach Chip Kelly.
Kaepernick filed a collusion grievance against NFL owners in October 2017 after going unsigned as a free agent. The two sides resolved the grievance in February of 2020 under a confidentiality agreement.
Even though the liberal perspective is he is being ‘blackballed’ from the league, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell began openly campaigning for teams to sign Kaepernick in 2020, when the league publicly acknowledged some of the off-field issues Kaepernick had famously been protesting during the 2016 season.
In 2019, after a similar short workout that one Sports Illustrated Writer called “nothing but a publicity stunt” , Kaepernick spoke on his physical condition and perspective that the league is holding him from a NFL comeback.
“I’ve been ready for three years. I’ve been denied for three years. We all know why I came out here today and showed it in front of everybody. We have nothing to hide. So we’re waiting for the 32 owners, the 32 teams, Roger Goodell, all of them to stop running, stop running from the truth, stop running from the people.”
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