Maybe it was all a PR stunt by the NFL, but Colin Kaepernick threw a wrench into all the plans.

With over 20 teams reportedly attending Kaepernick’s workout in Atlanta, the free agent QB made some last-minute changes, including moving it to a new location. Kaepernick and his representatives moved the workout to a new location in Atlanta after the league declined a request to allow media and cameras into the original venue.

Kaepernick’s representatives said their client is seeking “a transparent and open process” but that “the NFL league office has not provided one.”

The original venue was the Atlanta Falcons’ practice facility and was to start at 3 PM. The workout actually started an hour later at a high school field with all the teams and the media invited to attend.

The QB’s reps stated in a release prior to the venue change that the league had asked Kaepernick to sign “an unusual liability waiver that addressed employment-related issues” as a precondition to the workout.

Originally, the league was to provide a list of attendees but reportedly declined to do so this week, yet on Thursday they announced 11 teams that would be attending. All showed up at the original venue with only a few made the drive to the Charles R. Drew High School. They also had former Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson agree to come and run the workout. However, he left Atlanta after the venue was changed.

Also, Kaepernick decided to bring in his own receivers after the NFL did not tell him who would be catching his passes.

Obviously, all of this ‘disappointed’ the NFL.

"We are disappointed that Colin did not appear for his workout," the league wrote Saturday in a statement obtained by NFL Network. "He informed us of that decision at 2:30 p.m. today along with the public."

When the workout finally got started, and those that attended saw him in his workout, they seemed impressed. One NFL executive even said that his arm talent is “elite” and is the same as when he came out of college. He also stated that Kaepernick threw the ball well.

Following the workout, the former 49ers QB said, “We’re waiting for the owners and Commissioner (Roger) Goodell to stop running from the truth.” He continued, “I’ve been ready” in his desire to re-enter the NFL. “I’m staying ready. And I’ll continue to be ready… The ball’s in their court. We’re ready to go.”

With so many top quarterbacks sitting out longterm due to injuries, somebody would be wise to sign Kaepernick. However, we have been saying that for a few years now. While he could go unsigned for the balance of the 2019 campaign, he could be signed in the offseason by a team.

If teams are not at least calling him and his reps to discuss a potential deal, then we know for sure this was a PR stunt and that it is unlikely Kaepernick will ever be given another fair shot at joining the NFL once again.