Nevada held their pro day earlier this week and the Kansas City Chiefs were one of six teams that were reportedly not in attendance. Of all the Nevada prospects, QB Colin Kaepernick is the most interesting and the Chiefs may not be in the market for a late first or second round quarterback, which is where Kaepernick is projected to go. (There's actually a wide range of projections on him -- all the way to the third round, too.)
But that doesn't mean the Chiefs aren't keeping tabs on Kaepernick. He was on Sirius NFL Radio on Thursday and said he had a good workout with the San Francisco 49ers and has other workouts scheduled with the Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts.....and the Kansas City Chiefs.
(I didn't hear the Sirius interview but Adam Schein confirmed his list of workouts via Twitter)
Interesting choice for the Chiefs. We're not sure what will happen with QB Brodie Croyle, the current backup. If the rules in the CBA stay the same as 2010, the Chiefs can keep him via a restricted free agent tender. If they revert back to pre-2010 rules, Croyle will be an unrestricted free agent.
Maybe the Chiefs are looking for their next backup quarterback, or next quarterback of the future. It's also possible they want to get to know him and his playing style simply for competitive reasons down the line. Or, since this is the silly season, maybe they want someone to think they're looking at Kaepernick.
Nevada's pro day was on Tuesday and The Godfather Gil Brandt says he further boosted his stock with a solid performance. Kaepernick was a team captain for Nevada in 2010.