Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has said that he has nothing against his team signing Colin Kaepernick. On May 25, the Raiders hosted Kaepernick for a tryout. For the first time since 2017, Kaepernick got a tryout with an NFL team.
Reportedly, Kaepernick impressed during his tryout but the Raiders didn't immediately offer him a contract. "I don't want to speak for everybody in that kind of sense -- I don't want someone mad at me for saying, 'I think it would be great,' -- but I know him and I would get along great," Carr said, per ESPN.
"I know we have in the past, and I think we would again. I think for the most part, I think he'd get along great with our guys."
Carr enjoyed watching Kaepernick
Carr played college football for Fresno State, while Kaepernick played for Nevada.
Fresno State and Nevade compete in the Western Athletic Conference so Carr knew very well who Kaepernick was. "I remember our days back then, and just watching him and what he did in college and getting to know him and talking to him on the phone," Carr said.
"I've told you guys, I've loved my time with him. I think he's a great guy. He's been great to be around. I've enjoyed being around him, talking with him, competing against him." In 2011, Carr's brother David spent an offseason with Kaepernick in San Francisco after the latter was drafted by the 49ers.
"He's like, 'I love Colin, he's awesome,'" Carr said of his brother's thoughts on Kaepernick's. Carr didn't meet Kaepernick during his workout but revealed Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels said him only positive things about Kaepernick.
"I literally said the same thing I'm telling you -- I've enjoyed my time around him, I love him," Carr recalled. "Him and I would get along great. I think they did it in the afternoon, and I was already on the golf course with my two older boys."