Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is still eying an NFL return. ESPN's Adam Schefter was told that he's "in the best shape of his life" and is ready to step in for a team needing a quarterback that wants to win a Super Bowl.
Kap even recently hooked up with Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett to throw the ball around, and according to the veteran pass-catcher, he's ready. Videos from the workout surfaced on social media, and Kaepernick certainly looks like he can still throw a nice ball. The workout with Lockett is interesting, since the Seahawks are currently looking for a new quarterback. They dealt Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos last week, and maybe an old rival could become a new teammate.
During a Wednesday press conference, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that Kaepernick actually reached out to him recently, and sent him videos from the workout. Carroll said that Kaepernick deserves another shot in the NFL, but stopped short of saying that Seahawks would provide him with that opportunity.
"Does that guy deserve a second shot? I think he does."— 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬 (@sportingnews) March 16, 2022
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says Colin Kaepernick reached out to him recently. pic.twitter.com/gGsfMQ5qnr
"Does that guy deserve a second shot? I think he does," said Carroll. "Somewhere, I don't know if it's here I don't know where it is. I don't even know if it's in football, I don't know."
Kaepernick's last snap in the NFL came on Jan. 1, 2017. The quarterback who helped escort the 49ers to Super Bowl XLVII got an opportunity to participate in a private workout hosted by the NFL in 2019, but he pulled out and practiced at another local field in Atlanta due to concerns about the league's stipulations surrounding the event.
There are many unknowns about Kaepernick's situation when it comes to the level of interest teams may or may not have in him, but he's still fighting for that next opportunity.