• The Raiders could give Colin Kaepernick a chance to return to the NFL
  • Team owner Mark Davis believes Kaepernick is misunderstood
  • Kaepernick will have to lower expectations once he gets a return ticket

Colin Kaepernick remains a free agent, but the 34-year-old NFL player remains hopeful of being given the chance to return to the league.

So far, the player who last played for the San Francisco 49ers continues to work out, hoping to capture the eye of NFL teams.

As of this writing, nothing has come close to signifying that Kaepernick will be signed even as a backup quarterback.

Kaepernick worked out with a couple of players from the Seattle Seahawks, a team that made sense because the said team needs a quarterback.

However, it appears he could be getting a chance with the Las Vegas Raiders with team owner Mark Davis saying that he “believes” in the 26th pick of the 2011 NFL Draft.

“I believe in Colin Kaepernick,” Davis said to Monte Pool of “In Race in America: A Candid Conversation” via NBC Sports.

“He deserves every chance in the world to become a quarterback in the National Football League. I still stand by it. If our coaches and General Manager want to bring him in or want him to be the quarterback on this team, I would welcome him with open arms."

However, the Raiders do have some quarterbacks in the fold such as starter Derek Carr, Garrett Gilbert and Nick Mullens.

The Raiders may take a chance on Kaepernick, a move that would give Gilbert and Mullens some competition for the backup spot.

Kaepernick is aware he needs to work his way to hopefully become a starting quarterback once more.

“I know right now the situation likely won’t allow me to come in and step into a starting role. I know I’ll be able to work my way to that though and show that (he is worthy of being a starter) very quickly,” Kaepernick said when he spoke to Jeanna Trotman of WXYZ.

The best to expect is to see Kaepernick being given a chance in the preseason.

But that may all depend on how serious Davis is about giving the two-time WAC Offensive Player of the Year a shot at redemption.

“I’ve gotten a chance to talk to him. I never really knew Colin, and I didn’t understand him. I didn’t understand the kneeling, and what that meant initially. Over time, I have learned a little bit more about it,” Davis shared.

Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on from the sidelines during their NFL game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, Oct. 23, 2016. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images