Colin Kaepernick is not ready to be done with the NFL. In an interview with Ebony Magazine, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback revealed that he's ready to join an NFL team. Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since the end of the 2016 season.
"Absolutely. I am still up at 5 a.m. training five, six days a week making sure I'm prepared to take a team to a Super Bowl again," Kaepernick said. "That's not something I will ever let go of, regardless of the actions of 32 teams and their partners to deny me employment. The same way I was persistent in high school is the same way I'm gonna be persistent here.
"And you're gonna have to continue to deny me and do so in a public way. And you're gonna expose yourself by that, but it won't be because I'm not ready or not prepared." There are some fans who want to see Kaepernick back in the NFL because of how things ended. But then there are some who think he's been out of the league too long to return to the NFL. Here's a look at social media reacting to Kaepernick's update.
Colin Kaepernick says he's still training 5-6 days a week in hopes of NFL comeback https://t.co/TvdJnfhMdm— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 14, 2021
One person wrote: "So I recall training days with some of the coaches & scouts and then he didn't show up and he changed them & he blew them off, so now he doesn't have a job. You can blame it on the knee thing all day long but mostly it's just because he blew his last job interview. Oh well."prevnext
Playing in Another League
Take the political stuff out. If he wanted to comeback and play, why didn’t he go play in Canada or arena? Something to show his skills in action. The fact that he’s “working out” only is just a show. What team would actually waste their time at this point? Careers are finite.— Gage Matthews (@GageMatthews10) October 14, 2021
Just move on buddy. The NFL has. It’s not gonna happen.— Kelsey Endahl (@KelseyEndahl) October 14, 2021
One fan said: "Kap screwed himself. He could've come back, more than once, but chose to act like a tool. Canceling try outs, demanding special treatment, etc. Colin is an average QB, a backup. Most teams won't see him as worth the headache of dealing with him."prevnext
Another fan asked: "But he had one and decided to focus on the marketing and community aspect instead. I get it, but if he was that hungry, why didn't he just go to the tryout?"prevnext
Message to Kaepernick
Good luck. He built the wall of drama around him with all his actions after the knee and no one wants to even think about touching him— deepspace (@Will_B_Right) October 14, 2021
One fan tweeted: "Any Black athlete who has protested racism was usually hated by a segment of White America who felt Black ppl should stay in line. The hate is irrational, but its historically consistent. Revising history and repeating provable lies are also part of the reaction."prevnext
History Repeating Itself
Tommie Smith reports how he was completely shunned after his Black Power salute at the '68 Olympics
Now Colin Kaepernick suffers similar fate for standing up for what's rightOctober 14, 2021
One person wrote: "It's over, he wasn't that good & was on the way out either way. If he was a star QB he would have been picked up already, irrelevant of what he protested against."prevnext
Fly Eagles Fly
the Eagles should sign him. justice began in Philadelphia and should continue! https://t.co/nJbG2THj1I— Kent R. Pipes (@kentrpipes) October 13, 2021
And this person said: "He more than deserves it he started a national movement with passive resistance and the world changed."prev