Colin Kaepernick put professional sports on a bad path when he started the anti-American anthem protests.
The NFL has not been the same since he disrespected the league and the American flag.
Now Kaepernick showed his true colors when he begged for one thing.
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick appears to be desperate to get back in the NFL.
In the past, he’s posted meaningless workout videos against air that were supposed to prove he’s ready to play quarterback at the highest level.
But now he’s saying he’s willing to accept a backup role to get back in the league.
For the first time in ages, Kaepernick participated in a long-form interview.
Kaepernick appeared on the YouTube show “I Am Athlete,” and he talked about his desire to be back in the league.
Former Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson organized a workout for Kaepernick, but he blew it off and scheduled his own workout half an hour away.
Kaepernick’s stunt showed NFL teams he wasn’t serious about getting back in the good graces of franchises taking a gamble on him.
Kaepernick said in a recent interview, “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.”
The idea that Kaepernick would waltz his way into a starting job after a five-year hiatus is absurd.
Kaepernick was a lower-tier quarterback the last time he played in an NFL game, and now he’s five years older, slower, and rusty.
He is a bad bet for any NFL franchise, especially when considering the baggage he brings.
It’s also ironic that Kaepernick is attempting to get back in a league that he compared to slavery.
In his Netflix special, Colin Kaepernick suggests the NFL training camp is synonymous with literally buying slaves.
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Over the past five years, Kaepernick seems a lot more interested in burnishing his brand as a revolutionary than playing football.
Corporate America has compensated him well for his “brave” stance.
He has signed deals with all of the masters of the universe: Penguin Random House books, Disney, Nike, and Netflix.
Kaepernick needs to give an NFL team a reason to take a chance on him, but he has yet to do that.