3 NFL Takeaways: The Ravens Are The Super Bowl Favorites

Tim Kelly
November 18, 2019 - 9:12 am

Though not at the location or in the capacity initially anticipated, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick worked out in front of representatives from eight NFL teams Saturday. There's video of the workout that the remaining 24 teams will have a chance to watch, if they are so inclined. And, per Kaepernick's request, video is available for the public to watch, providing transparency.

Having watched the entirety of the workout, this much is clear - if we're only talking about football, it's inarguable that the 32-year-old belongs in the league in some form. Obviously, this debate hasn't just been about football, but there have been some that have suggested he's just not good enough to be in the league. With all due respect to that crowd - many of whom are political commentators, not people who regularly analyze athletic performance - that's simply not true.

The timing of the workout - a day before Week 11 of the 2019 season - wasn't exactly favorable to Kaepernick. It only takes one team, but even if a team was reminded Saturday that Kaepernick is a better player than their current backup, said backup has been in their system for the entirety of the 2019 season in most cases. But video of the workout will be available for all 32 teams to revisit this offseason when they assess how to proceed at the quarterback position. Whether he's ultimately signed or not, you get the sense that Saturday is a day that's going to be talked about for some time.

Beyond Kaepernick, here's three other takeaways from NFL Week 11: