The Las Vegas Raiders gave Colin Kaepernick a look, allowing him to work out with the NFL team. However, as of this writing, there is no clarity if the Raiders seriously intend to hand him a contract.

That workout happened last May 25, the first time in five years that the former San Francisco 49ers play-caller got a private workout.

With nothing official, one player on the Raiders side appears to be open to the idea of possibly having Kaepernick as a teammate next season – Derek Carr.

Carr has known Kaepernick in the past, particularly when both were in the WAC conference. In all, the 31-year-old shared that he loved the time he spent with the 34-year-old QB, admitting he enjoyed each moment he had with Kaepernick.

“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,’” Carr said.

Since last suiting up for the 49ers, Kaepernick is best known for his kneeling protests that most felt sparked a blackball against him in 2016. He settled the collusion grievance with the NFL in 2019.

But beyond that, no team other than the Raiders has reached the point of handing him a contract. But Carr believes that even with several play-callers in the mix, Kaepernick would be a good addition.

“I don’t want to speak for everybody. . . . I know him and I would get along great. I know we have in the past, and I think we would again. I think for the most part, I think he’d get along just fine with our guys.”

Colin Kaepernick
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after running in a touchdown in the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Candlestick Park on January 12, 2013 in San Francisco, California Harry How, Getty Images

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