Colin Kaepernick is looking to make a comeback to the NFL, but his chances of returning to the league are very slim.
The activist had participated in kneeling in solidarity with the “Black Lives Matter” protest in the US, while the national anthem was being played at a game in 2016.
This affects the American’s chances of being welcomed back into the NFL league.
Eye Of The Needle
After being away from the NFL for so long, Kaepernick is ready to get into the thick of the game. The star told Ebony he was prepared to take a team to the Super Bowl again.
Despite his excitement, a source in the league revealed to HollywoodLife that the chances of the 33-year-old coming back are “nonexistent.”
The source said Kaepernick has not played in a game since 2016, and most teams already have a quarterback or can secure one without the media baggage Kaepernick brings.
The source also brought up the activist’s stance on social justice, who said some members of his team might agree or disagree with his views. The source said,
“Good or bad, it really would cause distraction and no team wants or needs that. The NFL has moved on from Colin and his dreams will only be dreams.”
Not Going Down Without A Fight!
Kaepernick is not backing away from his goals of being an NFL quarterback once more.
HollywoodLife reported that the star said he still gets up at 5 a.m. and trains five or six days a week, preparing to take a team to the Super Bowl again.
Despite the actions of “32 teams and their partners” to deny him employment, the star said he would be persistent, just like he was in high school.
The athlete said the league would have to deny him publicly and expose themselves in the process, as it won’t be because he is not ready or not prepared.
NFL Or Nothing!
In February 2020, The Blast reported that XFL, which had just begun its first football week after the Super Bowl, offered to sign Kaepernick.
The football star and his agency rejected this offer, who rated his self-worth and overall ability higher than the offered pay.
XFL’s salary pales in comparison to the NFL, and most of the players reportedly earn approximately $50,000, alongside incentive bonuses to be gained from playoff appearances and game activation.
It seems Kaepernick has a tunnel vision on making an NFL comeback.