Colin Kaepernick looks to be making his much-anticipated return to the NFL in 2020.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in an interview with Mike Greenberg for ESPN’s “The Return of Sports” special that he supports and encourages teams to sign free agent QB Colin Kaepernick.
“Well, listen, if he wants to resume his career in the NFL, then obviously it’s gonna take a team to make that decision,” Goodell said, via ESPN.com. “But I welcome that, support a club making that decision, and encourage them to do that.
“If his efforts are not on the field but continuing to work in this space, we welcome him to that table and to help us, guide us, help us make better decisions about the kinds of things that need to be done in the communities. We have invited him in before, and we want to make sure that everybody’s welcome at that table, and trying to help us deal with some very complex, difficult issues, that have been around for a long time.
“But I hope we’re at a point now where everybody’s committed to making long-term, sustainable change.”
TMZ Sports mentioned that Kaepernick is still training every day “as if he’ll be on an NFL roster in 2020.”
“He’s in the best shape of his life,” a source close to Kaepernick told TMZ.
The 32-year-old last appeared in an NFL game back in 2016 when he completed 59.2 percent of his passes for 2,241 yards and 16 touchdowns and four interceptions while adding 468 yards rushing and two touchdowns.