The New York Giants will be one of the teams in attendance to witness free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s pro day-style workout in Atlanta this coming Saturday, according to NJ Advance Media.
Kaepernick is seeking a comeback and he is using this forum for all 32 NFL teams to scout him all at once.
Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since the end of the 2016 with the San Francisco 49ers, the team that drafted him in the 2011 NFL Draft out of the University of Nevada.
The extent of the Giants’ interest in Kaepernick is unclear, but it appears they are simply doing their due diligence here. With Daniel Jones the future at quarterback for the near — and possibly long-term — future of the team, the Giants are seeking a veteran backup as Eli Manning’s contract ends at the end of the season.
Are the Giants’ genuinely interested in singing Kaepernick? Probably not, unless he’s willing to be a backup.
“I think he still has some good football left in him,” Giants CEO John Mara said earlier this year. “I agree with that. But obviously there are other issues that go along with him. Is he willing to sit as a backup behind a starter? What’s that going to do with your locker room, with your quarterback room, your offensive room? I believe he’ll be back in the league at some point this year with a team.”