Every offseason for what seems like years, Colin Kaepernick has come out and stated that he wants his second chance to play in the league after he was essentially blackballed out of the league after the 2016 season.
NFL teams have avoided signing the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback since he began protesting racial injustice during that 2016 season.
The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback is still preparing for an NFL comeback.
“I just want the opportunity to come in, show what I can do on the field. Judge me based upon that, not the political bias that you have,” he said.
“I’m going to keep pushing,” Kaepernick told Sports Illustrated. “I’m going to keep fighting for it because I know I can step on the field and play. Every workout, every opportunity I’ve had to show that, the feedback has always been positive. Everything from, ‘He’s still an elite player,’ to ‘The workout was great; it was better than expected.’
Unlike other years, many fans on both sides are questioning why he is still trying to get back into a league he is railed against so much and also, he is up there in age now.
The former NFL star last played in the league in 2016 for the San Francisco 49ers, starting 12 games. In 69 career games for the team, Kaepernick threw for 12,271 yards and 72 touchdowns.
Kaepernick opted out of his contract with San Francisco after the 2016 season and has remained unsigned ever since.
The quarterback, who last worked out for the Las Vegas Raiders last season, tells USA Today he still has “the passion and love” for football. “I’ll keep banging on those doors,” he says.
“I wouldn’t be coming back to play one year,” he says. “I’m coming back to win a championship and try to win multiple championships.”
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