By Jarrett Bell- Colin Kaepernick may be a step closer to an NFL return as at least one team – the Los Angeles Chargers – is considering the exiled quarterback as a potential option.
Chargers coach Anthony Lynn revealed Wednesday that Kaepernick would likely be on the team’s “workout list” of players that could be signed as free agents.
Lynn has maintained he believes Kaepernick should have a job in the NFL as a starting or backup quarterback, and he strongly reiterated that message on Wednesday – on the heels of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell encouraging teams to consider signing Kaepernick.
The Chargers are not the “mystery” team that Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said last Thursday had inquired about Kaepernick, Lynn added.
Lynn added that another key element of a Kaepernick visit would be to assess the quarterback’s commitment to football – although he seems unconcerned at this point that Kaepernick’s activism would be a problem.