When it was announced that the NFL would be hosting a showcase for quarterback Colin Kaepernick, with invites sent to all 32 teams, speculation on the legitimacy of the event – and which teams would send scouts – ran rampant.
When asked about whether the Bears would be sending someone to Atlanta to watch Kaepernick, Matt Nagy remained non-committal.
"I honestly have no idea right now," he said. "I’m just kind of focused in on where we’re at. I’ll leave that up to Ryan [Pace] and those guys. I know they’ll have a handle on that.”
It's been three years since Kaepernick has played in the NFL, as the quarterback last appeared for the 49ers back in 2016. Kaepernick and Eric Reid filed a collusion suit against the NFL that accused the league of blackballing both of them over taking a knee during the national anthem. The suit was settled before going to trial, but Kaepernick's still had trouble getting the attention of teams looking for quarterback help. Pundits have frequently linked Kaepernick to the Bears – who are certainly not set at the quarterback position – but any real interest in signing the free agent remains to be seen.
"It’ll be interesting. He’s been out of the game a little bit but when he was doing well and playing he definitely was a weapon," Nagy added. "I’ll be curious to see how he does. I have no idea. Again, for me, I wish him the best and all that and you always root good for people but from where I’m at right now personally we’re so focused in on the Rams.”