- Former ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says he’s ready and waiting to get back to doing what he does best. Play football.
- The Nevada native hasn’t thrown a ball professionally since the 2020 season.
- Kaepernick’s claims about wanting to get back to football don’t quite measure up with his actions.
Let’s get one thing straight. Colin Kaepernick is an NFL-caliber quarterback. Pro scouts who saw him throw the ball in November say he’s still got an elite arm.
Kaepernick is once again making noises about returning to the NFL .
But something doesn’t quite add up.
Is the desire to play football still there?
The league organized a workout at the Atlanta Falcons’ facility in November and handed Kaepernick an excellent opportunity to get in front of some scouts and show them all what they’ve been missing.
He decided not to appear. Instead, he ran his own workout at a high school nearby.
Why do that? If you’re serious about putting the past behind you and getting back to throwing the ball for a living, why snub the NFL?
Colin Kaepernick can talk all he likes, but he has a different plan
Besides the November workout, he had a great opportunity to put himself in front of fans and scouts in a competitive arena.
The XFL just kicked off its (second) inaugural season , and the league made a move to get Colin Kaepernick on board.
He could have been the biggest star in the upstart league. He’d have made some money, and more importantly, he’d have become relevant again for what first made him famous: football.
He knocked that back. Kaepernick complained it didn’t pay enough. XFL commissioner Oliver Luck claimed the money Kaepernick wanted was “exorbitant.”
So no, don’t expect to see Colin Kaepernick in the NFL anytime soon. He’s moved beyond football, and for once,
The NFL has moved on from Colin Kaepernick.
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This article was edited. by Josiah Wilmoth