Colin Kaepernick has actively promoted his return to the NFL. While the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback last played an NFL game in 2016, he insists he has never been in better form.
Kaepernick was spotted training with numerous NFL players and even took part in a pitching exhibit at the Michigan Wolverine Spring Game during halftime.
While NFL scouts are present for practice, former player Marcellus Wiley believes the quarterback doesn’t really want to return to the league:
“Looks like he doesn’t want a job. Now let me tell you why it doesn’t seem like he wants a job. Looks like he’s on this promotional tour now. It’s like I’m hearing a lot about Colin wanting to get into the NFL, and it makes me scratch my head, ‘Why now?’ “
While appearing on Speak for yourselfWiley said that despite Kaepernick’s efforts, he feels a sense of indifference to players who once compared the NFL Draft to the slave trade:
“I was indifferent to this guy. Because none of us spoke for all of us.”
Colin Kaepernick is ready to play a reserve role in the NFL
In recent times episode in I Am Athlete, Colin Kaepernick says he’s ready to return to the league even if it means a backup quarterback.
The 34-year-old sat down with former NFL stars Chad Johnson, Brandon Marshall and Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones, where he talked about taking on a limited role like that of the NBA veteran Carmelo Anthony:
“I just needed that chance to walk through the door. I knew I had to find my way back. So if I have to come as a backup, that’s okay. But that’s not where I am. I’m in. And when I prove that I’m a beginner, I want to be able to step out onto the pitch like that. I just needed that opportunity to walk through the door.”
Several teams have been rumored to have contacted him about playing for their team. This request performed by his coach David Robinson while speaking to TMZ, who said that at least five teams have achieved 49ers Star a position in the list. The Seattle Seahawks have been a name on the radar following the departure of Russell Wilson.
Whether the former 49ers player will continue to play in the NFL is still a hot debate. But already at the age of 34, time for the midfield position is running out.