NFL: Colin Kaepernick ‘Still Ready’ to Make Return Following Wave of Injuries

by Thad Mitchell
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Former NFL starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick says he still wants another shot at playing in the league. Kaepernick has reportedly been working out and staying in shape with the hope of getting a call from an NFL team.

TMZ Sports reports the quarterback recently sent out a message to NFL General Managers across the league. The message from the now 33-year-old Kaepernick is that he is ready and willing to join a team and compete for a roster spot.

He also sent out a workout video on social media that shows him going through various football drills.

“1,363 days of being denied employment,” the tweets says. “Still putting in work with @E_Reid 35. Still going hard five days a week.”

The video shows Kaepernick working out with former NFL player Eric Reid. The quarterback appears to be in excellent physical condition as he fires passes to Reid and displays his quarterback footwork.

Kaepernick hasn’t seen an NFL field since 2016. He became the center of attention for his practice of kneeling during the playing of the National Anthem before games.

The injury bug has bit NFL quarterbacks hard this year giving Kaepernick a possible path back to the field.

Most recently, the Cincinnati Bengals lost their starting quarterback, rookie Joe Burrow, for the season due to injury. The New Orleans Saints will be without their starting quarterback, Drew Brees, for an undetermined amount of time. The Dallas Cowboys lost starting quarterback Dak Prescott to injury earlier in the season. New York Jets starting quarterback Sam Darnold has also caught the injury bug.

While it is unknown if any of these teams might take a chance on Kaepernick — it is certain that he would very much welcome the opportunity.