The Las Vegas Raiders are bringing in for a workout one of the most polarizing sports figures of this generation, quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
The Raiders have had themselves one heck of an offseason and for good measure. Whether it was acquiring a superstar wide receiver or bringing in a brand-new regime to run things, Las Vegas has been all business. However, earlier today, the NFL world was shocked by the news that Colin Kaepernick, who hasn’t played since 2016, was being brought in for a workout with the Raiders.
It might seem like an overdramatization, but yes, the news shocked fans. Just take a look on social media and you can see how this development has spread like wildfire. Looking back, owner Mark Davis earlier in the offseason stated that he wouldn’t have been opposed to seeing Kaepernick get a shot in the NFL again.
Via NBC Sports Bay Area, Davis said the following back in April.
"“I believe in Colin Kaepernick, and he deserves every chance in the world to become a quarterback in the National Football League,” Davis said. “I still stand by it. If our coaches and general manager want to bring him in or want him to be the quarterback on this team, I would welcome him with open arms. I think Colin is a very misunderstood human being.”"
It shouldn’t surprise folks to see Davis make such a statement. Historically speaking, the Raiders have never shied away from giving people second or even third chances.