Protesting racial equality in the United States cost Colin Kaepernick his job as the NFL’s starting quarterback, and at 35, he hopes he has a chance to get it back.
In an interview with Gilberto Manzano from Sports Illustrated with the aim of promoting a new video gameKaepernick revealed that he still longs to return to the NFL as he practices six days a week and going head-to-head with quarterbacks like Jalen Hurts, Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen is one of his dreams.
“I will continue insisting, I will continue fighting because I know that I can jump on the field and play. Every training session, every opportunity I have shown it. Feedback has been positive ‘He’s still an elite player’ to ‘Training went better than expected,’” said Kaepernick,
The 35-year-old veteran had a workout with the Raiders last year ahead of the 2022 NFL season and said he has heard many excuses for why he isn’t signed.
“I’ve heard a lot of excuses over the years, but most of the time it’s ‘We’ll see how the guys we have here are doing,’” said the player selected in the second round of the 2011 Draft. Raiders included (Jarrett) Stidham and Nick Mullen, who, compared by resume and abilities, it’s like, ‘Okay, perfect.’”
The last time Kaepernick played in the NFL was on January 1, 2017, when the San Francisco 49ers lost 25-23 against the Seattle Seahawks. The graduate of finished the game with 215 yards and a touchdown pass, but was sacked five times.
‘Kap’ was a mobile quarterback with an arm cannon and since he stopped playing, QBs similar to him have taken over the league and are the face of the NFL. Furthermore, he is aware that all of them have played at a high level.
“(Mahomes) is at the top. Jalen Hurts, what he did last year. You see Lamar (Jackson), Josh Allen. There are a lot of talented quarterbacks playing at a high level”; Kaepernick said. “I’m excited to see them do their thing and I look forward to facing them.
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