Pro Football Hall of Famer, Warren Sapp has been quite talkative lately on a variety of topics. One topic he’s been harping on is the workout Colin Kaepernick had with the Raiders. Per Sapp’s source the workout was an utter disaster. In an interview with VLAD TV Sapp had this to say.
“I heard it was a disaster. I heard one of the worst workouts ever.”
Former Pro Bowl linebacker LaVar Arrington seems to be piggybacking those same sentiments expressed by the loquacious Sapp. Arrington, said there was nothing for Sapp to gain by lying so he believes it to be true. During a segment on his Fox Sports Radio Show, Arrington explained his reasoning.
“If you played for an organization you know the people in the organization. There’s certain places that you can get information that in other cases you wouldn’t get that information. Sapp played for the Raiders, and Sapp probably had a relationship with a couple people that are in that organization. If Sapp didn’t know, hear, or have a discussion with someone in that organization he wouldn’t have even talked about it.”
Arrington is in total agreeance that what Sapp says in law, much to the chagrin of Kaepernick’a agent.
Agent Jeff Nalley Debunks Sapp’s Notion:
Following Sapp’s interview on VLAD TV, Nalley who represents Kaepernick sent a text to Pro Football Talk, stating the following.
“I guess Warren didn’t talk to the general manager or head coach. I spoke to the GM several times and he said they all thought Kaep 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 Kaep on a team.”
Kaep has also worked out with Chicago Bears starting quarterback Justin Fields, who told SI.com this ….
“He looked pretty good.”
So either someone’s lying or just hating. In the case of Sapp and Arrington, both have been very vocal in the past on the NFL and how they do things, as it pertains to ownership and discrimination. Sapp, recently called out the league for it’s lack of using the Rooney Rule correctly. While Arrington has had a never-ending feud with the Washington Commanders franchise’s owner Daniel Snyder.
No matter how the workout turned out, no team including the Raiders saw or heard enough to sign him to a deal.
Kaepernick Wasn’t Very Good His Last NFL Season: But It Wasn’t All His Fault
In his last two seasons as a starter (2015 and 2016), CK7 went a combined 3-16. He passed for just over 3,800 yards and with 22 touchdowns and nine interceptions. But to his credit it wasn’t all his fault. High roster turnover and head coach Jim Harbaugh departing for Michigan also played a role in Kaepernick’s play declining. Then you have the kneeling during the anthem and teams didn’t see where he was worth the headache anymore.
Which in many cases could still be the reason no one wants to take a chance on him. He’ll never play another down in the NFL, and it’s been that way since 2016.