Colin Kaepernick was observed by multiple teams prior to Raiders training, where he impressed everyone, according to the report

After five years of being shunned by the NFL, Colin Kaepernick was finally given the opportunity to try and return to the league on Wednesday when the Raiders took him for a workout.

Although Kaepernick still has no contract offer from anyone, it is still very likely that he may end up returning to the NFL this year. For one, the Raiders were actually “impressed” by Kaepernick during training, according to NFL.comwhich means there’s definitely a chance they might end up hiring him.

If the Raiders decide to make a pass on Kaepernick, the quarterback may actually have a few other options. The Las Vegas training invitation may have opened the door for Kaepernick, who had apparently been observed by multiple teams before agreeing to throw himself in front of the Raiders this week. According to Pro Football Talk, there were at least TWO other NFL teams showing interest in Kaepernick before he accepted Raiders training.

Even if we don’t know the identity of the two teams, we may soon find out. Based on how Kaepernick’s first workout went, it won’t surprise him if he’s invited to another one.

The fact that Kaepernick’s training went well probably won’t come as a big surprise to anyone who has trained with him this off-season. For the past few months, the former 49ers quarterback has practically been on a national launch tour and seemed to impress everyone he has crossed paths with, including multiple NFL players.

Seahawks receiver Tyler Lockett received rides from Kaepernick in March and said the QB is “ready” for a return to the NFL.

Bears QB Justin Fields also pitched with Kaepernick this off season and was impressed.

“That was actually my first time meeting him,” Fields said of their mid-March training session via SI.com. “It was great meeting him, of course. He’s an icon. It was great just meeting him and working with him. He looked pretty cool. He was fine, yeah.”

More recently, 49ers rookie receiver Danny Gray was raving about Kaepernick. Gray worked with Kaepernick in Dallas earlier this year and was blown away by what he saw.

“He has some kind of a bazooka,” Gray said earlier this month. “That training was really great.”

Basically, everyone who saw Kaepernick launch this offseason, including the Raiders, was impressed. That doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll get a job in the NFL, but it does mean it won’t be surprising at all if we see him return to football after five years out of the league.

The quarterback hasn’t taken an NFL shot since the 49ers’ 2016 regular season finale. During his time in San Francisco, Kaepernick thrived under Jim Harbaugh, going 25-14 as a starter and also leading the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2012 and the NFC championship in 2013. However, he struggled after Harbaugh left. only going 3-16 with Jim Tomsula (2015) and Chip Kelly (2016). With the right coach, Kaepernick might be able to show that he still has a lot to do.

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