In a statement issued on Thursday, Colin Kaepernick’s representatives told the media that Kaepernick still wants to play in the NFL.
This comes after Kaepernick’s team gave a two-page document that wants to clarify the situation regarding the many versions of Kaepernick’s narrative that continues to circulate around. It turns out that the former 49ers quarterback is still allowed to seek employment even after filing a grievance against the NFL. After all, his former 49ers teammate Eric Reid filed the same grievance but he was still hired by the Panthers.
Kaepernick was invited by Seattle for a workout. However, Pete Carroll sees Colin as a “starter in this league” and no other team interviewed Colin for the last 3 seasons. There was little to no response from 32 teams that addressed Kaepernick’s employment.
The two-page document also highlights Kaepernick’s career stats and emphasized on the fact that he still works out five days a week for more than three years to prepare himself for a chance to rejoin the league.
For those who need rehashing, Kaepernick began protesting in 2016 where he then knelt whenever the national anthem played. This was a protest for racial inequality and police brutality. Dozens of NFL players have joined him, most are still playing for the NFL. He opted out of his 49ers contract in March 2017, then he and Eric Reid filed a grievance against NFL for collusion. The two sides finally reached a settlement in February 2019.