Back in 2016, Colin Kaepernick began taking a knee during the national anthem and caught a wave of criticism from around the nation as he protested police brutality and racial injustice. He has not been allowed in the NFL since that season ended as a result.
Fast forward to 2020 and the country is in the midst of non-stop protests that have kicked off because of the tragic murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police as they placed a knee on his neck for eight minutes.
Kaepernick has never given up on trying to get back in the league, but teams continue to stray away from him.
However, according to Mark Maske of the Washington Post, it looks like the circumstances for a Kaepernick return to the NFL might be getting “more favorable”.
With Roger Goodell speaking out about how the league was wrong in how they dealt with players protesting, it has opened the door for an owner and GM to finally come around and add the dynamic QB to their roster.