Colin Kaepernick has opened up on how he feels about a possible return to the NFL.
The former quarterback was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 2011 and, in his first year as a starter, helped fire them to the Super Bowl. But he’s been out of the league since 2016, with his career coming to an abrupt halt when he opted to kneel during the national anthem as a form of protest against police brutality and racial injustice.
The following year, he sued the NFL with claims that team owners were colluding to keep him out of the league as a result of his stance. They eventually came to a settlement but he still has not been able to fashion a comeback.
With seven years now gone since his last season in the NFL, Kaepernick is still looking forward to playing professional football again and, in a recent interview with CBS, revealed he’s staying ready.
“Five, six days a week I’m still up at 4:30, I go get my training in,” he said. “Yeah, that passion is still there and the ability is still there.”
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The ex-QB has taken on the life of a civil rights activist and has just released a new book named “Colin Kaepernick: Change the Game.” He’s also the subject of a Netflix documentary called “Black & White” which he narrates and has another series in the works with Spike Lee which ESPN is set to run.
As for a return to the NFL, time will tell what happens on that front. But it’s great to know the former QB is staying in shape.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.