Colin Kaepernick is still looking to return to the NFL and is reportedly “in the best shape of his life,” according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback posted a video of a recent workout:
“He wants to play,” a source told Schefter. “He’s ready [to] play. He would be a great fit for teams with QB vacancies to fill who want to win a Super Bowl.”
The 34-year-old has not appeared in an NFL game since 2016, when he totaled 16 passing touchdowns and four interceptions across 12 games. After opting out of his contract with the 49ers, no team has brought him in or has shown much interest in signing him after he kneeled during the playing of the National Anthem.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell openly encouraged teams to sign Kaepernick prior to the 2020 season, but nothing ever happened. The league notably reached a confidential settlement with Kaepernick in 2019, after Kaepernick alleged in a grievance that team owners colluded to keep him out of the NFL following his controversial national anthem protests starting in 2016.
After being out so long, it’s less likely to ever happen at this point.
During his time with the 49ers, Kaepernick had 12,271 passing yards, 72 touchdown passes and 30 interceptions.