Colin Kaepernick participates in throwing exhibition at Michigan Spring Game

Invited by his former San Francisco 49ers coach, Jim Harbaugh, Colin Kaepernick was the honorary captain at the Michigan spring game Saturday.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Invited by his former San Francisco 49ers coach, Jim Harbaugh, Colin Kaepernick was the honorary captain at the Michigan spring game Saturday.

Wearing head-to-toe maize and blue, including a number-7 jersey, Kaepernick spent the game on the sidelines talking with fans and Michigan alumni.

At half-time, Kaepernick participated in a throwing exhibition to draft-eligible receivers. After that performance, he caught up with Local 4 videographer Eric Lewis.


Lewis: Colin, do you still think you can play and make the NFL?

Kaepernick: Absolutely. That’s why I wanted to get out here. Show what I can do today and ultimately hope for opportunities to get a workout with a team and show them what I can do as well.

Lewis: Big question: Do you think you could play for the Lions?

Kaepernick: I think I can step into a lot of different situations and help a lot of teams get a lot better and the ultimate goal is to help a team win a championship.

Lewis: So how do you think today went?

Kaepernick: I thought it was good. With a lot of the receivers, it was our first time throwing together today. The rest of them, we got a quick workout in yesterday. To build chemistry quickly, get that feeling, and let it fly out in the cold, I thought today went well.

Lewis: After all this time, you still want to be apart of the league. What drives you?

Kaepernick: It’s the love of the game. There’s passion there. I also know what it means to step back on that field and lead a team to a championship. That’s what I’m looking to do. I’ve had a lot of years to prepare for that and also a lot of years to be healthy. I haven’t had to have any hits from lineman or linebackers, so I’m good to go.


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