Colin Kaepernick may not have a job in the NFL, but that doesn’t mean he’s not making money.
Afterall he scored a sweet book deal just a couple months ago.
But you’ll never believe that Kaepernick might actually have another job lined up—and in Hollywood.
Kaepernick hasn’t acted before—well, unless you consider the fake outrage he displays towards the “systematic oppression” in the United States.
Which just may be why one casting director is eyeing Kaepernick for a TV pilot.
“The NFL’s most unemployable man is apparently not so unemployable, in Hollywood. According to a report from TMZ, a prominent Hollywood casting director has decided it’s time for Colin Kaepernick to get started on his acting career.
According to the report, “A well-known casting director posted on a message board for managers and agents last week, asking for someone representing the former NFL quarterback to contact her.
“The casting director is currently working on a TV pilot and — more notably — the Pepsi commercial-inspired movie “Uncle Drew” starring Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel Howery, Nick Kroll and sports legends like Shaq, Reggie Miller, Chris Webber and Lisa Leslie.
“It’s unclear the role for which the casting director is eyeing Kaepernick, but a cameo in “Uncle Drew” seems like a good fit. If it works out … it would be Colin’s first acting gig.”
In many ways this offer from “Tinseltown” is perfect for Kaepernick, and Hollywood.
With Kaepernick’s NFL career going nowhere at the moment, why not get started on an acting career?
Like Jim Brown before him, Kaepernick would hardly be the first former NFL activist to leave the league and start over on the big screen.
The move could also be perfect for Hollywood given that President Trump will likely tweet about whatever project Kaepernick gets pitched.
If he lands a spot in “Uncle Drew,” a few Twitter shots from the commander-in-chief about the NFL’s original anthem protester only being able to find work doing cameo appearances in movies, would spark a ton of interest in the film.
There’s also the poetic justice component, after all, if you’re considered too anti-American to play in the NFL, Hollywood is pretty much the perfect place for you.”
This wouldn’t be the first time a former athlete has moved on to Hollywood gigs, although most end up being so bad, their careers are over just as quick as they began.
For example, Raiders’ Hall of Famer Howie Long tried to kick-off his acting career with a small role in Broken Arrow, then moved into headlining Firestorm which was a huge flop.
And there was NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal who began his career in Blue Chips, but after the massive box-office bombs of Kazaam and Steel, his career also took a nosedive.
Occasionally you will see O’Neal pop-up in small roles and commercials, but never as a leading man again.
And who could forget O.J. Simpson who starred in The Naked Gun trilogy and The Towering Inferno.
Well we all know what ended his career… Although he really wasn’t that bad as an actor.
All in all, former athletes usually make pretty terrible actors.
Add that to Kaepernick’s lack of personality on camera, and there’s a good chance his acting career will be an enormous mistake.