According to Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp, Colin Kaepernick’s training with the Las Vegas Raiders was a “disaster.”
“I heard it was a disaster. I heard one of the worst workouts ever,” Sapp said, according to Pro Football Talk.
However, Sapp did not provide any detail to support his claim.
Jeff Nally, Kaepernick’s agent, has answered Sapp’s claim.
“I guess Warren didn’t talk to the General Manager or the head coach. I spoke to the G.M. [Dave Zieger] several times, and he said they all thought Kap was in great shape and threw the ball really well and encouraged any team to call him about the workout, and he would tell them the same. I’m surprised Warren would say that because it’s not true, and you would think he would want Kap on a team,” Nalley told PFT via text message.
Sapp claimed that he’s “wondering how the hell this happened and a tape didn’t get out.” He also added that the training was suspicious since there’s no video.
Kaepernick got a spot for the Raider’s workout opportunity as the team needs a backup quarterback. He has been out of the league for six years, but the Raiders hope he still has enough juice.
After the workout opportunity, the Raiders reportedly told the quarterback that his tryout “went well.” However, it was followed by radio silence. No further details have been provided if the team will sign him, according to Deadline.
Kaepernick, 34, was last seen on the field in 2017 for the San Francisco 49ers. Then became a spokesperson for social issues and an icon for Nike.
If Sapp’s claims are correct, Kaepernick won’t play anymore.
Maybe Sapp is just trying to revive his once-promising media career in sports media.
That being said, believing someone who hasn’t played for years can step back into the field and play the same as his golden years is delusional.