Former San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick says he is ready. He posted a workout video on his Twitter and Instagram accounts Wednesday.
The video starts with the “denied work for 889 days.” Kaepernick has been out of football since opting out of his contract in March of 2017. He is shown working out in a gym, saying he has been doing it for the three years, and he is “still ready.”
5am. 5 days a week. For 3 years. Still Ready. pic.twitter.com/AGczejA1rM— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) August 7, 2019
Most writers and media pundits jump to the fact that Kap is talking about a return to the NFL. He might very well be letting teams know he is still available. What people forget is that around the same time as his video post, the XFL announced their Commissioner Invites would be going out this week. Was the timing just coincidence, or is there more to it?
In the past, Oliver Luck has been open to Kaepernick playing in the XFL if he were interested and the coaches wanted him.
One year in the XFL to prove he still has game would go a long way to returning to the NFL. The XFL would absorb any heat from fans. But also get eyeballs on their product. It will be must-see TV if you are for or against Colin Kaepernick. If he plays well and the controversy dies down, NFL team are more likely to bring him in or sign him.
The door for a comeback is closing fast. Kaepernick’s three years away from pro football is a long time, and his best shot is with the XFL.
Kaepernick made headlines in 2016 when he knelt during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial injustice in the United States.
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