Colin Kaepernick hasn’t performed in an NFL recreation in over 5 years. The controversial former San Franisco 49ers quarterback-turned-civil rights activist is reportedly nonetheless seeking to make a return to the league that he spent six seasons enjoying in although.
On Thursday afternoon, the 34-year-old took to Twitter to supply a short glimpse right into a latest exercise. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Kaepernick is raring to get again on the sphere.
The former University of Nevada star was chosen by the Niners within the second spherical of the 2011 NFL Draft and his dashing capability took the league by storm within the early a part of his profession. Kaepernick took over as San Francisco’s beginning quarterback halfway by means of the 2012 marketing campaign and led the crew to Super Bowl XLVII, the place they fell to the Baltimore Ravens.
Kaepernick began and performed in all 16 video games for the 49ers in 2013 and 2014, however accidents and struggles on the sphere led to decreased enjoying time in his ultimate two NFL seasons. Going into the 2017 offseason, the Milwaukee, Wisconsin native opted out of his contract with San Francisco and have become a free agent.
As he went unsigned by means of the summer season, there have been allegations that he was being blackballed resulting from his on-field political statements, most noticeably kneeling through the nationwide anthem of a number of video games to protest police brutality and racial inequality. In October 2017, Kaepernick filed a grievance towards the league, accusing league house owners of colluding to maintain him out of the NFL.
He has had a number of exercises with numerous groups since his final recreation on Jan. 1, 2017, however hasn’t been signed to a contract as of but.