Colin Kaepernick hasn’t seen an NFL field in six years, but the former quarterback is still working out in hopes of making a potential comeback in 2022, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The 34-year-old Kaepernick who has become known as a civil-rights activist since his polarizing departure from professional football, posted video of himself throwing on a practice field Thursday. Schefter reported the former 49ers star “wants to play” and is “ready to play” for any team with a QB vacancy.
However, Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio threw cold water on Kaepernick’s chances of ever making it to the league again.
“Starting five years ago, the NFL wrongfully colluded against Colin Kaepernick,” Florio wrote. “Five years of collusion later, the NFL has won.
“It’s over for Colin Kaepernick. There’s no way that any team will sign him at this point, not after he has gone half of a decade without playing football of any kind.”
He hasn’t played since the 2016 season, however, his sixth and final year with the 49ers.
It’s unclear if any teams would consider signing Kaepernick in 2022.