The Michigan Wolverines are set to have their honorary spring game on Saturday, where it has already been announced that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will be an honorary captain for the game.
Head coach Jim Harbaugh has deep ties with Kaepernick. They worked together while part of the 49ers organization together from 2011-2014.
Despite the sports world being torn on Kaepernick’s involvement in the event, Michigan players seemed to love his involvement, speaking very highly of the former NFL quarterback.
Kaepernick has announced that he is attempting to make a comeback to the NFL in 2022, and it appears that he may be using the Michigan spring game as another smart way to get some eyes on himself going forward.
The former 49ers quarterback will reportedly hold an exhibition throwing event in front of NFL scouts at Michigan’s spring game during halftime of the game, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport.
From today’s wire: Colin Kaepernick will throw in front of NFL scouts during Michigan’s spring game. pic.twitter.com/EFxrziqPcI
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 1, 2022
Any news related to Kaepernick is about as divisive as it gets in the sports world, and many have differing opinions on this news of him throwing at the spring game.
Many disagree with Kaepernick’s involvement in the game and don’t believe he deserves another chance in the NFL.
He hasn’t played NFL football in 6 years, he went 3-16 in his last two years in ‘15 and ‘16, completed less than 60% of his passes and got benched for Blaine Gabbert. He’s not good at football, so why should anyone give a crap? https://t.co/o8Hj5xDLGK
— Jeebus (@Siponthefluids) April 1, 2022
Doesn't matter, still not playing in the NFL https://t.co/c1bq2Jjhyk
— Mister Perkins (@Ceesnation) April 1, 2022
Others felt that this is another great opportunity for him to show his skills, as well as a smart move by Harbaugh that should get a ton of eyes on his Michigan players in the process.
— Charles DeBord,Jr (@SpoiledRotten79) April 1, 2022
Good on harbaugh https://t.co/qMHV8Ut7oe
— Owen (@SirOwenThaGRT) April 1, 2022
Might be the best halftime show in Spring football history. https://t.co/J3ozTCAqlM
— Dustin Dorsey (@DustinABC7) April 1, 2022
Gets scouts on site to not only see Kaep but to also see Michigan's squad. Harbaugh always a step ahead. https://t.co/See4XyqyAs
— MGoFish (@MGoFish) April 1, 2022
It definitely seems like a smart move on Kaepernick’s part if he is serious about an NFL comeback next season.
He has been in the news frequently for a number of his workouts, most notably working out with Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett recently.
Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since the 2016 NFL season, and despite his trainer stating that multiple teams have reached out about Kaepernick, nothing has come to fruition just yet for him to return to the NFL in 2022.