Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is figuring out Wednesday with the Las Vegas Raiders, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Kaepernick, 34, hasn’t performed within the NFL since 2016 when he turned the middle of political debate by kneeling through the taking part in of the nationwide anthem as a way to protest racial inequality and police violence. On the finish of the 2016 season, Kaepernick turned a free agent and hasn’t been on an NFL roster since.
In February 2019, Kaepernick and the NFL settled a multimillion-dollar lawsuit alleging group house owners colluded to maintain the quarterback out of the league.
Kaepernick has maintained that he is keen on persevering with his NFL profession, and he is held public exercises, together with a 15-minute throwing session at the University of Michigan’s spring game in April.
“One of many questions that my agent stored getting was, ‘Effectively, it has been 5 years, can he nonetheless play?” Kaepernick told Jeanna Trotman of XWYZ Detroit on the time. “So we wished to be sure that we come out, we present everybody I may nonetheless play, nonetheless throw it, and actually simply searching for a possibility for a door to open, to have that be a pathway to have the ability to get again in there, get a beginning job and lead a group to a championship.”
The Raiders have already got a longtime starter in Derek Carr, who has earned three 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 group’s backup for the final two seasons was Marcus Mariota, however he left in free company to hitch the Atlanta Falcons. Jarrett Stidham, Nick Mullens and Chase Garbers are the opposite three quarterbacks on the roster.
In April, Raiders proprietor Mark Davis praised Kaepernick and mentioned he “deserves each likelihood on this planet” to return to the NFL. Davis mentioned he “would welcome [Kaepernick] with open arms” if he joined the Raiders.
In six seasons with the 49ers, Kaepernick threw 72 landing passes with 30 interceptions and ran for one more 13 touchdowns.