On Saturday, November 16, Colin Kaepernick will finally be on full display for NFL teams. The Dolphins among other teams like the Lions, Falcons, and Cowboys, have all confirmed they will have a team representative at the workout. Kaepernick took to twitter to confirm saying “I’m just getting word from my representatives that the NFL league office reached out to them about a workout in Atlanta on Saturday”.He continued by saying “I’ve been in shape and ready for this for 3 years, can’t wait to see the head coaches and GMs on Saturday”
I’m just getting word from my representatives that the NFL league office reached out to them about a workout in Atlanta on Saturday. I’ve been in shape and ready for this for 3 years, can’t wait to see the head coaches and GMs on Saturday.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) November 13, 2019
It’s not surprising to see the NFL give Kaepernick a “chance” to make an NFL roster after the collusion settlement earlier this year. How much of a chance he has is yet to be seen. Kaepernick claims he is in shape and ready to rejoin the NFL after not seeing any action for over 3 years now.
What is surprising, however, is to see the Dolphins involved in anything related to Colin Kaepernick. It just doesn’t add up. On one hand, the Dolphins don’t need the unwanted distraction from a quarterback who is not part of the future on a team that’s trying to build FOR the future. On the other hand, you have a fan base that; although not all, but most, are not too fond of Colin Kaepernick. After all, the guy wore a Tshirt praising Malcolm X. Now that doesn’t sound bad right? However, the shirt read “like minds think alike” and it showed Malcolm X in a meeting with Fidel Castro.
A fan base full of Cuban-Americans who have either witnessed the oppression and poverty; or know someone who has, did not appreciate the message Kaepernick was sending.
There’s no doubt Kaepernick can help this team if he’s healthy and in shape. For his career, he’s averaging a 59.8% completion rate with 12,271 yards 72tds and 30Ints. Solid numbers on a team desperate for offense. But what’s the point? He’s not the future and that’s what we are working towards. The signing of Colin Kaepernick just doesn’t make sense, however, the Dolphins haven’t been making much sense for as long as I can remember. Kaepernick signing would not shock me, but it would definitely disappoint me.