It’s been seven years since former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last played in the NFL, but he says he can’t wait to return.
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick says he’s still waiting for an NFL team to call him up to resume his career, he trains 5-6 days a week.
Kaepernick, 35, says he can still easily throw for more than 60 yards. pic.twitter.com/RtytZaYQO9
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Kaepernick says he wants to return to the NFL
The Daily Mail reported that in a new interview, Kaepernick claimed he still works out “five to six days a week” so he can be ready for a call from an NFL team, should it come.
“I’m going to keep pushing,” said Kaepernick, 35. “I’m going to keep fighting because I know I can step on the field and play.”
“Every training session, every opportunity I’ve had to show that, the response has always been positive,” he added. “Everything from ‘He’s still an elite player’ to ‘The training was great; it was better than expected.’”
Kaepernick went on to talk about the workout he had with the Los Vegas Raiders in May of last year.
“When I had my training with the Raiders last year, even training with guys, there’s a decent amount of people who may have forgotten what I was capable of on the field, so any chance I can remind people of what I can do out there, I wait and hug, and I look forward to the day that I can step on the field and show people what I can do,” he said.
Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick revealed why Las Vegas #assailants he passed it on after his 2022 workout:
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Raiders pass Kaepernick
The Raiders ultimately decided to pass on Kaepernick, entering last season with a quarterback room of Derek Carr, Jarrett Stidham and Chase Garbers.
“I’ve heard a lot of excuses over the years, but most of the time they end up saying, ‘Oh, let’s see how the guys we’ve got do,’” Kaepernick complained. “With the Raiders situation last year, Stidham and Nick Mullens, which to me, you’re just comparing résumés and abilities, plus coaching and feedback, it’s like, ‘OK, great.’
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“Obviously, there is something more to this decision. To me, that’s typically what it ends up being, or has been for the last seven years,” she alleged. “So, I just want the opportunity to go in there, show what I can do on the field. Judge me based on that, not the political bias you have.”
Kaepernick became a household name in 2016 for taking a knee during the national anthem before his games as quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. Although he claimed that he was doing this to protest racial inequality in America, many saw this move as a clear sign of disrespect for the American flag and those who fought and died for it.
Kaepernick hasn’t played in the NFL since that 2016 season, but in the years that followed, he amassed a net worth of $40 million by coming fully awake and pummeling America seemingly every chance he gets.
Update: Previous #49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick says he is still waiting for the NFL team to call him up to resume his career, he trains 5-6 days a week.
Kaepernick, 35, says he can still easily throw for more than 60 yards, for @GManzano24
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Kaepernick hits the NFL
Asked in a recent interview if the NFL had “changed for the better,” Kaepernick responded by saying he had “not seen any substantive change.”
“I think there is a lot of work to be done on that front. Obviously not playing and being out of the NFL for six years is an indictment of where they are right now,” Kaepernick said. “So I wouldn’t put them at the forefront of goodwill and the best intentions in how they operate.”
Former NFL QB Colin Kaepernick says he’s still waiting for a team to call him up to work in the NFL despite not having played in 6 years after taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality. “I train 5-6 days a week.” pic.twitter.com/ikBld0kEiZ
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Many would argue that Kaepernick really has no interest in returning to the NFL, instead wanting to continue to profit from being a professional victim. Only time will tell if Kaepernick ever gets the NFL comeback he says he so desperately wants.
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