Colin Kaepernick’s workout was a big let-down — and the NFL is ready to move on.
While speaking to the media on Wednesday, commissioner Roger Goodell claimed that “the league has moved on” from Kaepernick and the failed free agency work out.
“On Colin Kaepernick and what went into the FA workout, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said, ‘It was about opportunity, a credible opportunity. … He chose not to take it, and I understand that,'” the NFL’s Ian Rapaport reports. “The league has moved on.”
In November, the NFL announced that it would host a free agency workout for Kaepernick at the Falcons practice facility in Flowery Branch, Georgia. 24 teams were committed to seeing him work out with the promise of footage being sent to all the franchises that couldn’t make it. Yet just hours before the work out was set to begin, Kaepernick and his team decided to move the session to a high school in Riverdale, Georgia. Kaepernick cited issues with a waiver and transparency as the motive for him forgoing the NFL workout.
The way the NFL has handled this entire situation is unforgivable.