Colin Kaepernick has been working hard to get back in the NFL. While he waits for the right team to offer him a chance, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback shows what he is willing to do in order to play football again. While speaking on I AM ATHLETEKaepernick stated that he will be a backup quarterback for a team if they sign him.
“I know I have to find my way back in. So if I have to come in as a backup, that’s fine,” Kaepernick claimed, per Sports Illustrated. “But that’s not where I’m staying. And when I prove that I’m a starter, I want to be able to step on the field as such. I just need that opportunity to walk through the door.”
Kaepernick hasn’t been on an NFL field since January 2017. Kaepernick has not been on an NFL field since January 2017. Kaepernick claimed that the NFL owners conspired against him to keep his league membership. The league settled the lawsuit outside of court. Kaepernick has kept himself busy with multiple projects but football is something that he loves.
“It’s a passion,” Kaepernick claimed, per Pro Football Talk. “Like, you had those dreams from when you were a kid. I mean, like, I’m gonna be an NFL player, and I’m gonna win a Super Bowl. And for me, I have unfinished business on that front. I’ve been to the Super Bowl. We were one play away. I need to finish that.”
Kaepernick, 34 years old, was chosen by the 49ers in 2016’s second round of the NFL Draft. Kaepernick started all 16 games for the 49ers in 2013 and 2014. Kapernick led 49ers to Super Bowl appearance in 2012, but they lost to Baltimore Ravens.
Kaepernick stated that he wants to play football again during the interview. “That’s without question,”He said. “To your point, what you saw out here, that’s five years of training behind the scenes, to make sure I’m ready and stay ready at the highest level. You don’t do that if you don’t have a passion, [if] you don’t believe you’re gonna find a way on that field.”