The Raiders trained free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick on May 25, the first time in five years he's gotten a private tryout from an NFL team. The Raiders haven't moved to sign him and so they may not.

But starting quarterback Derek Carr said he would welcome Kaepernick's addition to the quarterback room.

"Well, I know Colin," Carr said, via team video. “I've known Colin from our days playing in the WAC conference, which isn't a thing anymore. My gray hair may start to make a point because of it.

I remember our days back then, just watching him and what he did in college and meeting him and talking to him on the phone and stuff like that. I have loved my time with him.

I think he's a great guy. It's been great being around him. I have enjoyed being around him, talking to him, and competing against him. Josh (McDaniels) told him they were doing it and all that kind of stuff. I literally said the same thing I'm telling you:

I was like, ‘I've enjoyed my time around him. I love him. He and I would get along great.’ My brother (David) knew him a little bit from San Francisco.

It's like, 'I love Colin. He is amazing '. I think Colin would just have to answer more questions than we all would have to answer: 'Why hasn't it happened? Why this? Why that?' But for me, it would have been fine.

I enjoyed my time with him.” The NFL has blackballed Kaepernick since he took a knee during the national anthem to protest racial inequality in 2016. Kaepernick settled his collusion grievance against the league in 2019.

But he continues to campaign for a job, and the Raiders are the closest he's ever come to a chance at a comeback. Kaepernick last played in 2016. The 49ers released him in March 2017.

and aside from a visit to the Seahawks five years ago, no other team has expressed interest in Kaepernick until the Raiders traded him last month.

The Raiders have Nick Mullens, Jarrett Stidham, and Chase Garbers on the roster behind Carr, but Carr said he would have no qualms about the team signing Kaepernick.

Derek Carr would welcome Colin Kaepernick: We’d get along great originally appeared on Pro Football Talk