Colin Kaepernick longs to return to the NFL

Protesting for racial equality in the United States cost Colin Kaepernick his job as a starting quarterback in the NFL and, at 35, he hopes he has a chance to win it back.

In an interview with Gilberto Manzano from Sports Illustrated with the aim of promoting a new video game, Kaepernick revealed that he still longs to return to the NFL since he trains six days a week and competing one-on-one 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 fare.‘” said the player selected in the second round of the 2011 Draft. Last year the Raiders situation included (Jarrett) Stidham and Nick Mullen, who, compared by resume and abilities, is like, “Okay, perfect. ”.

The last time Kaepernick played in the NFL was 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.

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‘Kap’ was a mobile quarterback with a cannon on his arm and ever since he stopped playing, QBs similar to him have taken the reins of 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 was excited to see them do their thing and I hope I can face them.


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