Colin Kaepernick says he is ready to play pro football again. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback hasn’t played in the NFL in five years. He sparked a movement for racial justice that spread around the world when he took a knee during the national anthem at a 2016 game.
Kaepernick made waves with his silent protest. He was one of the first dominos in a movement that saw protests in cities everywhere. He had to find work outside of football and has been quite successful in those endeavors. Even though he’s been incredibly busy, he still trains like a football player.
Colin said that he’s still up early every morning working out for a comeback in a new interview with Ebony. He believes that he can lead a team to the Super Bowl again like he did in 2012 if given the opportunity.
“I am still up at 5 a.m. training five, six days a week making sure I’m prepared to take a team to a Super Bowl again. That’s not something I will ever let go of, regardless of the actions of 32 teams and their partners to deny me employment.”
Kaepernick remained both busy and active in his work for social justice during his absence from football. He received a $10 million settlement from the NFL in 2017 after suing the league’s owners for collusion which prevented him from signing with a team.
Colin also founded the Know Your Rights campaign which raises awareness on how to interact with law enforcement. His life story has also been committed to film. Colin In Black & White premiers on Netflix on October 29. Only time will tell if he makes it back to the NFL, but The Rock’s XFL is opening its doors eventually.
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