Colin Kaepernick’s private workout may be his way to play football again.
Colin Kaepernick’s upcoming private workout may be his last chance at the NFL. All 32 NFL teams have been informed a workout for the free agent will be held Saturday in Atlanta. This is the first mention of any type of effort to give the baller/activist a chance to show what he can do.
Kaepernick has been out of the NFL since 2017 when he first started protesting during the National Anthem. The former 49ers quarterback stated he was never protesting the anthem. Rather he was using his platform to protest against police brutality against African Americans.
However, many people took offense to him sitting during the anthem and made his protest about Patriotism. People up to and including the president had negative things to say about his peaceful protest. The President even called Kaepernick and other players who protested “son’s of Bitches”.
In the time since his last NFL game Kaepernick has been doing activist work yet he still wants to play football. Earlier this year his representatives put out a statement that although the QB has stayed in shape. He had received little to no interest from NFL Teams.
Well ask and you shall receive…Kinda. The NFL contacted Colin Kaepernick’s team to inform them of the Private Workout Tuesday morning. The details behind the workout are a bit suspicions though. Firstly, the workout is set for the upcoming Saturday giving Kaep and NFL teams 3 days to prepare. Secondly, the NFL failed to provide exactly why the workout is taking place now and what if any teams have shown interest. Lastly, the NFL demanded the workout be on a Saturday, the busiest day of the week for teams besides Sunday. Furthermore, when asked to move the workout to the following Saturday the NFL declined with no apparent reason.
Due to these reasons, Kaepernick and his team were skeptical that the whole thing was a “publicity stunt”.
In response, Kaepernick is requiring the NFL to give him a full list of who will be in attendance. This is to make sure real decision-makers will be in the building and not some cronies.
He even tweeted out “can’t wait to see the head coaches and GMs on Saturday.” Pointing out he’s expecting the head honchos to be there and not just some scout’s or trainers. Time will tell if this is the real deal or just another ploy to get the NFL back in the good graces of black people. It’s hard to believe that a guy who leads his team to a Superbowl in his second season can be out the league purely based on talent. So hopefully Kaep does well enough to force a team to give him a shot from the records there’s at least one team that can use a quarterback right now…
What do you guys think about Colin Kaepernick’s Private workout? is it a real shot a redemption? or a stunt by the NFL looking for a pat on the back for doing the right thing?
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