- The Washington Times
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

The NFL offseason has been filled with teams making quarterback moves. Russell Wilson to Denver, Deshaun Watson to Cleveland and Carson Wentz to Washington.

Could Colin Kaepernick be next?

Probably not, considering it’s been five full seasons since he took an NFL snap. But his trainer thinks 2022 could be the season he returns to the NFL

David Robinson, a private trainer who works with the controversial quarterback, told TMZ that “at least” five NFL teams have reached out with interest in the 34-year-old free agent. 

“A few teams have reached out to me and asked how his arm looked,” Robinson said. “They have reached out and asked about him.”

In the past few weeks, Kaepernick has been consistently posting videos of his throwing workouts on social media. Last week, he worked out with Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett around the same time he reached out to Seattle coach Pete Carroll. Carroll then said Kaepernick deserves a second chance in the NFL

Robinson said Kaepernick is in shape and ready to play. 

“He definitely has the ability to play on somebody’s roster,” Robinson said. “Like, a couple of the guys that were in the session that were on NFL teams were saying that his arm is just as strong as guys that we got on our roster right now and can play.”

Kaepernick played six seasons with the 49ers, taking the team to the Super Bowl in 2012. He last played on Jan. 1, 2017, at the end of the 2016 season — the year in which the signal-caller sparked league-wide controversy by kneeling during the national anthem. In fact, he hasn’t even received an official workout from an NFL team since his exit from the league. However, the Seahawks did bring Kaepernick in for a visit in the summer of 2017. 

• Jacob Calvin Meyer can be reached at jmeyer@washingtontimes.com.

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