NFL groups look like doing a little additional analysis on Colin Kaepernick.
In response to Mike Garafolo of NFL Community, groups have begun reaching out to “buddies and associates” of Kaepernick as they assess whether or not signing the quarterback could be proper for them.
Garafolo mentioned that that is being achieved as a result of groups need to be completely ready earlier than making an attempt to speak contract with Kaepernick or his agent.
“Groups are circling round right here getting nearer, I imagine, definitely nearer than they’ve been lately,” Garafolo mentioned on NFL Community. “Now you may say why not simply go on to Kaepernick, go on to his agent? Why do it’s a must to play this recreation the place you’re working the periphery — simply extra of the identical? That may be a good level. My understanding, not less than to elucidate it from a crew’s perspective, is that they’re nonetheless doing their homework, nonetheless doing their analysis. Once they get to the purpose the place they’re assured sufficient that they assume they’ll work out a contract, that’s when there’ll be direct communication with the agent.”
Kaepernick is probably going getting extra severe seems due to his well-publicized efforts to remain in NFL form, in addition to the added stress on the NFL to acknowledge its failures in supporting the combat for racial justice and in opposition to police brutality. For his half, Kaepernick has all the time maintained that he’s able to go and signal with a crew.
In mild of latest reassessment of Kaepernick’s peaceable protest, it seems that groups are extra prepared than ever to look into signing him. The large downside is getting a take a look at him in particular person because of journey restrictions in the course of the pandemic, so the wait might go on a short while longer.