The Raiders will test Colin Kaepernick

Finally ? Absent from the field since the end of the 2016 season, during which he had put his knee on the ground, Colin Kaepernick had not had the right to at least test since.

According to ESPN, the Raiders will be the first team to open the door to the quarterback, who is expected to be tested on Wednesday.

Kaepernick played for the University of Nevada, and therefore finds himself at home for this test. The Raiders have regularly been a progressive franchise, including appointing minority coaches well before others.

In line with his father, Mark Davis had already explained two years ago to ESPN that he had nothing against the possible arrival of Kaepernick.

“Since 2017, I have told coaches and managers that if they want to hire Colin Kaepernick, they have my blessing. »

Josh McDaniels and Dave Ziegler therefore seem to have heard the message better than Jon Gruden or Mike Mayock.

Kaepernick had met with Seahawks executives in 2017, but he hadn’t been tested, let alone signed.

Sidelined from the league since he was one of the first to demonstrate for more equal justice in the United States, Colin Kaepernick has always maintained that he still wanted to play in the NFL. Over the years, he has kicked the ball in a few public practices. After trying to lock him in until 2019, the league ended up backing his 2020 comeback.

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