Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick reunited with head coach Jim Harbaugh Saturday at Michigan’s spring game, where he was invited to participate in a throwing audition for NFL scouts, an opportunity he hopes will help him get a “starting job.”
Kaepernick told WXYZ Detroit after the halftime showcase that he “absolutely” still has what it takes to play in the NFL and hopes Saturday’s showing will create more conversations with teams.
“Really, getting out here for the exhibition was to be able to show that I can do that. It’s one of the questions that my agent kept getting. ‘Well it’s been five years, can he still play?’” Kaepernick said. “So we want to make sure that we come out and show that I can still play, still throw it and really just looking for an opportunity for a door to open – to have that be a pathway to be able to get back in there, get a starting job and lead a team to a championship.
“I can help make you a better team, I can help you win games,” Kaepernick added of his message to scouts watching. “I know right now the situation likely won’t allow me to come in, step into a starting role. I know I’ll be able to work my way to that though and show that very quickly.
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