Colin Kaepernick, who has not played in the NFL since New Year’s Day 2017, has taken a step towards returning to football. He is working out for the Las Vegas Raiders on Wednesday, according to ESPN and confirmed by CBS Sports NFL Insider Josina Anderson. The workout is taking place at the team facility with head coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler expected to be present, per The MMQB.
The 34-year-old hasn’t worked out for any team or visited with any team since finishing out the 2016 season. The social justice advocate generated national controversy due to on-field protests of police brutality, and it’s something that is generally believed to have ended his career. However, things could be about to change.
Kaepernick went 28-30 as a starter during his time with the San Francisco 49ers, throwing 72 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in 69 career games. He led the 49ers to an appearance in Super Bowl XLVII to end the 2012 season and went 12-4 in 2013, but San Francisco struggled in his final three seasons there, including going 1-10 in his starts during his final campaign in 2016.
Still, some of his career statistics are impressive. Only 1.77% of Kaepernick’s passes have been intercepted, which is the fifth-best mark in NFL history among those to attempt at least 1,500 career passes. He also rushed for 181 yards in a playoff win against the Green Bay Packers in 2013, which are still the most ever by a quarterback in a postseason game.
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