Anthem-kneeling quarterback Colin Kaepernick returns for NFL tryout

The former NFL quarterback known for starting the kneeling movement during the playing of the National Anthem, and who called the league a “slave auction,” is now back essentially begging for a job. 

Colin Kaepernick threw for NFL scouts during a Michigan spring game in an attempt to return to the game he left five years ago.

An honorary captain

The University of Michigan plans to include him as quarterback during their spring game as an honorary captain. Kaepernick thanked the school ahead of the scheduled game on Saturday.

“Looking forward to today’s @UMichFootball Maize and Blue Spring Game. Thank you to the team and @CoachJim4UM for having me as honorary captain. Excited to be here with the team and get some throws in at halftime! Tune in!” he wrote on Twitter.

“Looking good”

Footage circulated online of the quarterback’s strong arm after the workout.

Kaepernick also had a message for NFL teams at the tryout.

I can help make you a better team. I can help you win games,” he said during an interview.

The quarterback looked ready to play, but it’s unclear whether any team will be willing to take a risk to sign him, as the resulting PR mess would be monumental.

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