Will the Steelers sign Colin Kaepernick? The bookmakers think it’s definitely possible
The NFL has arranged for a private workout for teams to evaluate Colin Kaepernick and his possible readiness to return to the league. If that happens, there are some who believe it could be the Pittsburgh Steelers who facilitate it.
Kaepernick will work out for all NFL teams at the Atlanta Falcons’ facility Saturday. According to sportsbettingdime.com, the Bovada sportsbook is offering +500 odds (5-1) that an NFL team will sign Kaepernick before the end of this season.
— Tim Benz (@TimBenzPGH) September 17, 2019
BetOnline takes its Kaepernick prop bet a step further, listing teams it will take bets on that could sign Kaepernick. The Steelers, at +400 (4-1) are second only to the Cincinnati Bengals (+300) in BetOnline’s odds.
Another AFC North team, the Baltimore Ravens (+600), have the third-best odds among 17 teams the book will take action on.
NFL clubs were informed today that a private workout will be held for Colin Kaepernick on Saturday in Atlanta. Session will include on-field work and an interview. All clubs are invited to attend, and video of both the workout and interview will be made available to clubs.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 12, 2019
Kaepernick has not played since the 2016 season, during which he created a fervor after he began kneeling during the national anthem by means of protesting what he perceives are social and racial injustices and police brutality.
With a grievance filed by Kaepernick (and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid) against the league having been settled earlier this year, a path appears open for a team to sign the now-32-year-old Kaepernick, who led the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl during the 2012 season but went 1-10 as a starter in 2016.
The Steelers, of course, are without their quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who is out for the season following elbow surgery.
Chris Adamski is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chris by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .