It’s been quite a wild week in the NFL. Ever since Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer was filmed getting too close for comfort with a young lady at a bar the league has seen a ton of headlines that have nothing to do with football. Particularly in the aftermath of the recently revealed Jon Gruden racist emails that cost him his job as Raiders head coach. Oddly, but maybe fittingly it’s in the midst of all this mess that Colin Kaepernick finds himself making the rounds promoting his new Netflix biopic. Although acting could be in the cards for the former 49ers quarterback he hasn’t forgotten about football.
The New Netflix Special
Kap is getting a new Netflix biopic titled Colin In Black And White. The show is set to be a 6 part scripted series that will reveal different parts of the life of the former quarterback. Although from the trailer we can see that a young or younger Colin Kaepernick is set to be played by actor Jaden Michael Kap himself does make an appearance on the show. The preview features a bone-chilling line from Kaepernick where he says,
“Since the day I was born, my passion, my love, was being a quarterback. But what you start out as, is not necessarily what you become,”
Is Acting Going To Be In The Cards For Him?
In a recent sit down with Ebony magazine, to promote the upcoming series Kap talked about his experience in the acting world. Revealing that he actually took a couple of lessons before stepping out onto the stage to film for the show. With his future in football very much in question, Kaepernick may not rule out a career in TV or in movies. He mentioned, about his acting chops,
“I really enjoyed it; it felt like preparing for a game. Going through lines, going through the preparation, and then also being on set and having to have my lines ready, having to hit my marks, trying to bring out different emotions, different tones, different deliveries. [It] really felt natural to me. I just didn’t have to dodge any 300-pound lineman while doing it.”
Colin’s Still Thinking About Football
Through that same interview we were able to figure out that Kaepernick is still hopeful that he’ll got a call from an NFL team. From what he’s saying it’s not just wishful thinking for him. He mentioned that he is still working out 5 or 6 days a week as if he’ll get the call at any moment. At least from the pictures it’s clear that he hasn’t, “let himself go”. Being fit and being ready to play football may not be the same thing. Colin mentioned,
“I am still up at 5 a.m. training five, six days a week making sure I’m prepared to take a team to a Super Bowl again,”
Will He Get Another Chance to Play?
At this point it’s anyone’s guess whether Colin will ever get a chance to play or not. The odds are pretty stacked up against him. Even Jay-Z whose company Roc Nation, signed a partnership with the league a couple of years back and orchestrated the latest tryout that Kaepernick was a part of sort of gave up on him. Kap still holds a grudge on the 32 teams that are keeping him away from football, but he’s still holding on to the hope that he’ll play again someday. He detailed,
“That’s not something I will ever let go of, regardless of the actions of 32 teams and their partners to deny me employment.”