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.