Ann Arbor, Michigan – Quarterback Colin Kaepernick They threw to unoccupied receivers at the end of the first half of the Michigan Spring Game for the NFL Scouts on Saturday.
Kaepernick was invited to Michigan by coach Jim Harbaugh, who mentored Kaepernick with the San Francisco 49ers, and was an honorary captain for the spring game. He is joined by producer Spike Lee, who is filming a documentary about Kaepernick as he navigates a job search to get another spot on the NFL roster.
Kaepernick was not made available to the media, but Jeanna Trotman, a WXYZ reporter for local news, spoke with him in the field about his decision to divest on Saturday.
“We still go out and toss it,” Kaepernick told Troutman. “Really, it was just getting out here for the show to show that I can still do it. It’s one of the questions my agent keeps asking, so we want to make sure we can go out, show everyone I can still play, and still throw it in.”
He said he still believes he can make the team better and help the team win matches. NFL reporter Josina Anderson reported Friday that Kaepernick is open to accepting a backup role if that is what it takes to facilitate a return to the NFL.
While in Ann Arbor, Kaepernick spent time with the Michigan players and was able to throw with the Wolverines’ Cady McNamara during the week.
“Growing up in Reno, I was a fan of the 49er. So I always watched Coach Harbaugh like the 49ers and Kap was always the QB,” said McNamara. “But I’ve thrown with him a few times this week. He has a rocket and he can definitely shoot it. He was anything but disrespectful to me.”
Kaepernick told Troutman on the field that he would be willing to conduct sit-down and practice interviews if an NFL team was willing to host him. He hoped this exercise would show some scouts that he stayed in shape and could still play.
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