ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Colin Kaepernick is ready to return to the NFL. He posted a video on Twitter that shows him working out, and captioned “5am. 5 days a week. For 3 years. Still Ready.” on Wednesday, August 7th.
The question that remains is which team will sign a player that hasn’t played for two full seasons?
2016 was when Kaepernick began protesting during the national anthem, at that time he was still a player on the San Fransisco 49ers.
Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL accusing the league of owners of collusion to keep him out of the league, popculture.sports reported. However, earlier this year Kaepernick and the NFL reached a settlement and he withdrew the grievance.
A few players, like Eric Reid, are still supporting Kaepernick as they are kneeling during the anthem.
Although Kaepernick is still looking for a team, Reid signed a three-year, $22 million contract extension with the Carolina Panthers this offseason, popculture.sports reported.
Kaepernick had a solid career as a member of the 49ers. Is his best season behind him or coming soon? In 2013 he threw for 3,197 years, 21 touchdowns and eight interceptions while rushing for 524 and four touchdowns, according to popculture.sports.
Kaepernick led the 49ers to a superbowl appearance in 2012, but ended up losing to the Baltimore Ravens.
There are teams that could benefit from a quarterback like Kaepernick. The only problem is how long he has been out of the NFL. Does he have enough stamina to handle a whole season?
Regular season begins in less than a month, so Kaepernick doesn’t have much time to learn a new offense and get reps in during training camp.
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