Colin Kaepernick became a best-selling children’s author this week as his book, “I Color Myself Different,” debuted in the top 100 of USA Today’s best-seller list. The free-agent QB would surely rather have a chance to work in his other job.
The quarterback last played in the NFL in 2016, when he began kneeling during the national anthem. Kaepernick worked out in front of NFL scouts and onlookers during halftime of the University of Michigan’s spring game earlier this month, but nothing has materialized as of yet.
NFL insider Josina Anderson is floating the Carolina Panthers as a potential destination for the veteran NFL quarterback.
“I remember when the Commanders weren’t initially keen on working out Adrian Peterson a few years ago. He went on to start 31 regular season games for them. I’ll say now, what I said then—it’s just a workout,” she tweeted.
Kaepernick last played in the 2016 season, during which he peacefully protested social injustice and police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem. He went unsigned in the following offseason, and has since been steadily working toward finding employment in the league.
Kaepernick has played in 69 games in his NFL career, which began as a second-round pick out of Nevada in the 2011 draft. He took over as the 49ers starting quarterback in the 2013 season and led San Francisco to a Super Bowl appearance, where the 49ers fell to the Baltimore Ravens.
The 34-year-old has completed 59.8% of his 1,692 pass attempts in his career for 72 touchdowns and 30 interceptions.