The NFL has announced that 11 teams have already confirmed their attendance at the showcase workout for free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick this Saturday in Atlanta.
HOWEVER, the Bears are not one of them. (Michael: The Bears. You know … the team with the perfect long-term answer at QB).
Here is the list, as of today:
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The Broncos, Browns, Buccaneers, Cardinals, Dolphins, Falcons, Giants, Jets, Lions, Patriots, and Redskins are the teams that have already thrown their hats in the ring to send representatives to see Kaepernick in his workout.
As the NFL’s official post points out, there are still two days left until the workout kicks off and the league expects more teams will make their way to Atlanta to check it out. So maybe we’ll see the Bears pop up as a team in attendance at some point in the next two days.
In the meantime, the collection of teams already on board is intriguing. The headliners in the group are the Patriots (a winning franchise with their eyes always on the future) and Browns (led by the highly accomplished John Dorsey). But they aren’t the only teams whose appearance on the list raise some eyebrows.
John Elway’s Broncos have been looking for quarterback stability since Peyton Manning retired. The Cardinals have their quarterback of the future in Kyler Murray, but Kliff Kingsbury is a highly-regarded offensive mind. Washington, as well as both New York teams, has recently drafted young quarterbacks to lead their team’s respective rebuilds. Seeing the Buccaneers on the list is interesting, not because they have long-term positional issues to address at the position, but because their team is coached by noted quarterback guru Bruce Arians.
All things considered, this is a pretty fascinating collection of interested parties. And to think, it could grow in the next two days.