Colin Kaepernick works out for scouts at Michigan spring game

 | April 4, 2022

Invited to Michigan by Head Coach Jim Harbaugh, threw to undrafted receivers during halftime.

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Colin Kaepernick is still trying to find his way into the NFL again, this time by participating in the Michigan spring game. Kaepernick was invited by Michigan's head coach, Jim Harbaugh, who coached Kaepernick during his time with the San Francisco 49ers.

Harbaugh also made Kaepernick an honorary captain for the spring game, the workout happened during the halftime intermission. We'll also note that Spike Lee was also in attendance, who's making a documentary on Kaepernick. 

Kaepernick wasn't available for comments, but Jeanna Trotman, a reporter for local news affiliate WXYZ, spoke with him about the opportunity. 

"We still get out there and sling it," Kaepernick said to Trotman. "Really, getting out here for the exhibition was to show that I can still do it. It's one of the questions my agent keeps getting, so we want to make sure we can come out, show everyone I can still play, still throw it."

NFL reporter Josina Anderson noted on Friday that Kaepernick is open to a non-starter role in the NFL as well. While in Ann Arbor, Kaepernick was able to work out with Michigan QB Cade McNamara, who was a fan of Kaepernick during his time in the NFL. 

"Growing up in Reno, I was a 49er fan," McNamara said. "So I always watched Coach Harbaugh as the 49ers and Kap was always the QB, but I've thrown with him a couple times this week. He's got a rocket and he can sling it for sure. He's been nothing but respectful to me."

Kaepernick explained to Trotman that he's willing to do sit-down interviews and workouts for teams willing to have him. His hope for the workout was that scouts could see he was still able to play. 

Kaepernick played his last NFL season in 2016-17. He went 1-10 as a starter and threw for 2,241 yards in 11 starts.

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