Colin Kaepernick’s NFL “audition” at an Atlanta area high school is apparently paying off, but not for the former 49ers quarterback.
Kaepernick’s agent, Jeff Nalley, recently told ESPN that he sent footage of the former quarterback’s recent workout to all 32 NFL teams, but he found no real interest. Kaep’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, has claimed two teams might still be interested, but he would not name them.
While the workout may not have worked out in Kaepernick’s favor, the stunt has proved to be a real success for Jordan Veasy, a 24 year old receiver out of Cal. On Wednesday, the Washington Redskins announced they had signed Veasy to the team’s practice squad.
“It helped,” Veasy said of the workout he did with Kaepernick. “That’s one of the reasons I wanted to be a part of it. Just being a part of the history of it, and I knew it was going to help me.”
“I was going to be in Gadsden running routes anyway,” Veasy told the Washington Post. “Might as well run ’em in front of some scouts.”
Vealy wasn’t just “some guy” catching balls. During his senior year at Cal he led the team in touchdown receptions with six, which is saying something because Cal hasn’t been good in several, several decades.
Veasy played his college ball at California, which is where he met Kaepernick, who was in his class auditing black representation in popular culture, the Post reported. Kaepernick was a member of the San Francisco 49ers then.
The 24-year-old went undrafted in 2018 and had signed with four teams since, most recently the Buffalo Bills earlier this season. So when the Gadsen, Alabama, native heard Kaepernick was working out in front of NFL scouts less than two hours away at the Atlanta Falcons’ practice facility in Flowery Branch, Georgia, he reached out to his old classmate’s agent.
At least Colin was able to help somebody else out. I’m sure he’s crying over his millions Nike pays him to sit around.