Colin Kaepernick Ready For NFL Return
Colin Kaepernick is ready for an NFL return, it would appear. The question is: will anyone take him?
Kaepernick has been on the sidelines since 2016. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback engaged in a National Anthem protest against racial injustice, and in the process he somehow found himself unofficially blacklisted from the NFL.
The 32-year-old has repeatedly expressed interest in returning to football in some capacity, but nothing has materialized as of yet.
There were some murmurs recently regarding Kaepernick possibly linked up with the NFL-alternative XFL, but commissioner Oliver Luck threw cold water on that idea.
According to Luck, the amount of money Kaepernick was commanding in order to play was “exorbitant.”
Last year, the NFL set up a special workout for Kaepernick to take place in the Atlanta Falcons’ facilities. At the last minute, he opted to change venues over a disagreement regarding liability waivers.
As a result, less than half of the NFL teams scheduled to show up and watch him actually ended up doing so.
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Nothing ultimately came of the workout.
Recently, Kaepernick once again expressed a desire to continue playing football.
“My desire to play football is still there. I still train five days a week,” Kaepernick said.
“I’m ready to go, I’m ready for a phone call, tryout, workout at any point in time. I hope I get a call this offseason.”
Although various teams were linked to Kaepernick last year when they were hit by injuries to their starting quarterbacks, nothing ever actually ended up materializing on that front.
It remain to be seen if an organization will ultimately decide to take a chance on the controversial star at some point.