Broncos Make Surprising Colin Kaepernick Decision
The Denver Broncos made a surprising Colin Kaepernick decision.
Last month, the NFL publicly announced that it would be holding a special workout for Kaepernick.
The move was an unexpected one, but seen by some as the extension of an olive branch.
Not only would this workout showcase Kaepernick’s abilities, it would also let NFL teams know that after three long years they could safely get back into the Colin Kaepernick business.
Past bygones were bygones, and whatnot.
The workout was set to take place at the Atlanta Falcons’ stadium and attended by 20-plus organizations, it was said.
Of course, we all know where things went from there.
On the day of the workout Kaepernick called a last-minute audible and moved the entire thing 60 miles in the other direction.
The last-minute venue shift resulted in less than half of he representatives showing up.
Kapernick looked fine in the second workout, but ultimately the narrative that emerged from it was that he was unwilling to play by the NFL’s rules.
Essentially the same issue that plagued him in 2016 and led to his unofficial blacklisting.
Still, despite that narrative, hope remained.
The hope was that when a team would need a back up quarterback, Kaepernick would get the call.
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Well, Denver found itself in the position of needing a quarterback recently.
After making the decision to remove Drew Lock from IR and onto the main roster, the Broncos had the option of either bringing Brett Rypien back into the fold or looking in another direction.
Team brass did not even hesitate.
Rypien was signed to the practice squad within two days.
That means when confronted with the choice of taking a chance on Kaepernick or adding the former Boise State star – Denver opted for the latter.
This is not the first time a situation like this has played out.
The Detroit Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers were also seemingly disinterested in adding Kaepernick when their respective quarterbacks went down.
This has been a very injury-plagued season for the passer position in the NFL, but for whatever reason, nobody has signed Kaepernick.
Does that mean the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback will never get another shot in the league? It is hard to say.
But if it did not happen this year, when so many teams desperately needed help, it is hard to see it ever happening.