Let the jokes begin.
Hue Jackson, the former Cleveland Browns coach who went 3-36-1 before being fired during last season, will run Colin Kaepernick’s unusual private workout Saturday in Atlanta. The NFL announced that, and added that former NFL coach Joe Philbin will also be in attendance.
For anyone who was wondering if the NFL was trying to give Kaepernick a fair shot, having Jackson lead the drills might be a sign.
NFL offers information on Colin Kaepernick’s workout
Jokes aside, Jackson has attended many pro days and private workouts, and is a longtime offensive coach. He’ll do fine running the passing drills.
The public relations aspect of the whole story has been strange, and it brings into question the NFL’s intentions toward setting up the Kaepernick workout. That’s why it seemed odd that the NFL tweeted out who would attend the workout and who would be running it.
This is all unprecedented, but so much about Kaepernick’s situation is the first of its kind.
The 11 teams that will attend Kaepernick’s workout
Here are the 11 teams that have committed to attend, per the NFL: Arizona, Atlanta, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Miami, New England, New York Giants, New York Jets, Tampa Bay and Washington.
There are some interesting names on that list. Kaepernick would seem like a tremendous fit in Arizona’s “Air Raid” offense. Denver is perpetually in search of a quarterback. And New England really stands out.
Just because those teams are attending a workout doesn’t mean any will sign Kaepernick. Kaepernick has been a free agent for almost three years. Perhaps the workout will spark some interest after a long wait for Kaepernick.
And hey, maybe Hue Jackson can resurface after the workout too.
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