Colin Kaepernick denigrated the country when he started the anti-American anthem protest.
The stunt catapulted him into international celebrity status.
But Kaepernick proved his protest was a fraud with one move.
Apparently, Colin Kaepernick is starving for attention.
That would explain why he agreed to a tryout with the Las Vegas Raiders after being out of football for five seasons, which is an eternity in the NFL.
Colin Kaepernick, who last played football in 2016, the same year he started kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice, is scheduled to work out this week for the Las Vegas Raiders, league sources told ESPN.
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Kaepernick’s career had hit rock bottom when he last played—he finished 1-10 in his last 11 starts—so a five-year hiatus has assuredly not served him well.
But it’s odd that Kaepernick is purported trying to get back into a league that he compares to slavery.
In his Netflix special, Colin Kaepernick suggests the NFL training camp is synonymous with literally buying slaves.
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During Kaepernick’s layoff from “the plantation,” he raked in numerous deals with the biggest corporations in their respective fields: Penguin Random House (publishing), Disney (entertainment media), Netflix (streaming), Nike (apparel), and EA Sports Madden (football video games).
Kaepernick has been largely silent in terms of granting interviews, but he came out of self-imposed exile not to promote a cause, but to audition for “the slavers” he denounces.
Kaepernick said, “Five years of training behind the scenes…You don’t do that if you don’t have a passion, and you don’t believe you’re gonna find a way on that field…I know I have to find my way back in. So yeah. If I have to come in as a backup, that’s fine…But that’s not where I’m staying. And when I prove that I’m a starter, I want to be able to step on the field as such. I just need that opportunity to walk through the door.”
Throwing against air was never Kaepernick’s problem; it was throwing mechanics, touch, accuracy, and processing defenses from the pocket.
There has been no indication he has done anything to improve those deficits.
As for the Raiders workout, head coach Josh McDaniels said, “We’ve brought in tons of people for workouts…We said it from day one that we would look at every opportunity, and he’s not the first player that we looked at and not the last one…So there’s gonna be a lot of people that are gonna come in and out of this building and have an opportunity to make an impression…The evaluations we make are kind of private for us and if we make a decision to add someone to the team then we’ll do it.”
However, no signing appears to be imminent.