Why Colin Kaepernick’s chances of returning to the NFL are ‘nonexistent’ as he trains to return
Colin Kaepernick wants to return to the NFL after kneeling during the national anthem in 2016, but the league might not welcome him again.
Colin Kaepernick, 33, may feel ready to return to the football field after a long absence from the NFL. But a source within the league EXCLUSIVELY said HollywoodLife that the likelihood of this happening is « non-existent ». Although the athlete has discussed « making sure » he’s « ready to bring a team to the Super Bowl again, » five years after playing in an NFL game in a new interview with Ebony, sources close to the NFL take a different view.
« The chances of Colin joining a team in the near future or not at all is practically non-existent. He hasn’t played since 2016 and most teams have the quarterbacks they want or can get a quarterback they need without the baggage that would come in the media to sign him. It is also of concern to ensure that he can coexist with the team as a whole, as some may agree or disagree with his social justice journey, ”the insider said.
“Good or bad, that would really cause a distraction and no team wants or needs that. The NFL went from Colin, so when it comes to his dreams, they will continue to be dreams because teams don’t want to face everything that would come with his return.
Colin expressed his desire to play after the NFL dismissed him for kneeling in 2016 during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality in the United States. “I’m always up at 5 am training five, six days a week, making sure I’m ready to take a team to the Super Bowl again,” he said. “This is not something that I will never let go, no matter what actions 32 teams and their partners take to deny me a job. The same way I persisted in high school, I’m going to be persistent here. «
« And you’re going to have to keep denying me and doing it publicly. » And you’re going to expose yourself by that, but it won’t be because I’m not ready or not prepared, ”he said.