Derek Carr Would Welcome Colin Kaepernick If the Raiders Signed Him

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SJ - June 9, 2022

Colin Kaepernick's workout with the Las Vegas Raiders has come and gone.  It was the 34-year-old's first workout for NFL team in the last five years.  Despite what was described as an impressive workout, the former 49er remains a free agent.

Raiders owner Mark Davis made it clear before the workout that he would welcome Kaepernick if his front office decided to sign him.  Add current starting quarterback Derek Carr to the list of those in the organization that would welcome Kaepernick.

Carr recently talked about the possibility of the Raiders signing Kaepernick.  Here's what he had to say:

"Well, I know Colin.  I've known Colin since our days playing in the WAC conference, which is no longer a thing.  My gray hairs may start to make a point for that.  I remember our days back then, just watching him and what he did in college and getting to know him and talking to him on the phone and things like that.  I've loved my time with him.  I think he's a great guy.  He's been great to be around him.  I've enjoyed being around him, talking with him, competing against him."

"Josh (McDaniels) told him they were doing it and all that kind of stuff.  I literally said the same thing I'm telling you- I was like, 'I've enjoyed my time around him.  I love him.  Him and I would get along great.'  My brother (David) knew him a little bit from San Francisco.  He's like, 'I love Colin. He’s awesome.'  I think Colin would just have to answer more questions than all of us would have to, 'Why hasn't it happened?  Why this?  Why that?'  But for me it would have been just fine.  I enjoyed my time with him."

Carr might think he has nothing to worry about after signing a three-year, $121.5 million extension, and he's probably right, but there's always the chance that a Donovan McNabb-Michael Vick situation could happen.  Remember when McNabb and the Eagles welcomed Vick with open arms?


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