Report: Colin Kaepernick's agent is contacting teams with quarterback injuries

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick wants to return to the NFL. Though Kaepernick has not played since 2016, his agent has reportedly reached out to teams desperate for quarterback help, according to Chris Williamson of SNY.

NFL teams were hit with a rash of quarterback injuries in Week 2. The Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers could all be looking to add quarterbacks after losing their starters to injury.

Kaepernick may not have played in the NFL recently, but he’s reportedly in “the best shape of his life.”

The 31-year-old Kaepernick has made it clear he wants another shot in the NFL. Kaepernick has posted a number of workout videos on social media during the offseason. He even held a private workout with Cleveland Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

Kaepernick hasn’t played since 2016. During that season, he began taking a knee during the national anthem to protest racial injustice in the United States. At the end of the season, Kaepernick became a free agent. He was not signed in the offseason.

In his final season, Kaepernick completed 59.2 percent of his passes in 12 games with the 49ers. He threw for 16 touchdowns and 4 interceptions.

Plenty of teams have had opportunities to bring Kaepernick in for a workout the past few seasons, but have opted for other options, including Derek Anderson, Austin Davis and Tom Savage.

While Kaepernick’s time away from the game can be viewed as a detriment, Washington signed Josh Johnson last season despite the fact that Johnson hadn’t appeared in an NFL game since 2014.

Given that NFL teams haven’t brought in Kaepernick yet, it’s unlikely he gets a call this time. The Steelers opted to sign former first-round pick Paxton Lynch to their practice squad instead of giving Kaepernick a shot. The Jets, Panthers and Saints could all make similar decisions.

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick speaks at a news conference after the team's NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Colin Kaepernick and Nessa Diab attend the TIME 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Colin Kaepernick attends the 2017 ACLU SoCal's Bill of Rights Dinner at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Former NFL quarterback and social justice activist Colin Kaepernick poses with guests after receiving the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018 in Amsterdam, Saturday April 21, 2018. Kaepernick became a controversial figure when refusing to stand for the national anthem, instead he knelt to protest racial inequality and police brutality. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Former NFL quarterback and social justice activist Colin Kaepernick poses with guests after receiving the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018 in Amsterdam, Saturday April 21, 2018. Kaepernick became a controversial figure when refusing to stand for the national anthem, instead he knelt to protest racial inequality and police brutality. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Colin Kaepernick, right, and his mother Teresa Kaepernick arrive at the 3rd annual "Dear Mama: A Love Letter to Moms" at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Colin Kaepernick, left and Eric Reid look watch Serena Williams play Venus Williams during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
Palm trees frame a large billboard on top of a Nike store that shows former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick at Union Square, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in San Francisco. An endorsement deal between Nike and Colin Kaepernick prompted a flood of debate Tuesday as sports fans reacted to the apparel giant backing an athlete known mainly for starting a wave of protests among NFL players of police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Former NFL football quarterback Colin Kaepernick applauds while seated on stage during W.E.B. Du Bois Medal ceremonies, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass. Kaepernick is among eight recipients of Harvard University's W.E.B. Du Bois Medals in 2018. Harvard has awarded the medal since 2000 to people whose work has contributed to African and African-American culture.(AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Colin Kaepernick, right, and Nessa attend The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "Camp: Notes on Fashion" exhibition on Monday, May 6, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Colin Kaepernick, left, and Nessa Diab are seen on stage at HOT 97 Summer Jam 2019 at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, June 2, 2019, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
Colin Kaepernick reacts after watching Naomi Osaka, of Japan, defeat Magda Linette, of Poland during the second round of the US Open tennis championships Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
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