Kaepernick’s workout doesn’t go as planned
Is the NFL to blame for the failure of Kaepernick’s workout? Colin Kaepernick was supposed to hold a workout in front of 25 NFL teams this past Saturday, November 16th. This ended up not going to plan. Originally the NFL had set up for the workout to take place in the Atlanta Falcon’s stadium. Kaepernick and his representatives decided to change the location of the workout soon before it was supposed to begin.
The new location was 60 miles away and resulted in personnel from only 8 teams attending the event. Kaepernick claims changing the location was due to a lack of transparency on the NFL’s part. This can be seen by a number of things.
Originally Kaepernick’s agent, Jeff Nalley, was informed that the NFL would provide a list of the personnel who would be in attendance. A few days before the scheduled workout the NFL informed Nalley that they in fact never agreed to provide the list. Kaepernick also felt there were issues with the waiver that the NFL proposed to him.
Was the NFL giving Kaepernick a real chance?
Many wonder if the NFL was even giving Kaepernick a legitimate shot to return to the league. When it came to the terms of the workout the NFL seemed to create multiple unnecessary inconveniences for Kaepernick.
The fact that the workout was scheduled for a Saturday in itself was an issue. Many NFL teams and personnel are either traveling or preparing for their game on Sunday during this time. Whereas a workout on a Tuesday, when all NFL teams have off, would allow for more people to attend. This issue was only furthered by a last-second change of locations for the workout due to a denial of media and an extra crew to film the workout.
Was the NFL just trying to gain fans?
Some might feel Kaepernick is to blame for the lack of success resulting from this workout. But others are left questioning the NFL’s true intentions. Is it possible that the NFL never even intended for this to be a real opportunity for Kaepernick to enter back into the league? Instead, people feel that the league was simply attempting to gain back fans who stood with Kaepernick’s decision to neal and get a final reason to not allow him back in the league.
What do you guys think though? Is the NFL to blame? Was the league never even giving Kaepernick a real chance in the first place, or did Kaepernick lead to his own downfall?