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Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is still trying to get back into the NFL after 5 years off of the field. Back in 2016, Kapernick made waves and triggered a nationwide debate when he started taking a knee during the national anthem.
Despite blasting the NFL —even comparing training camp to slavery in a Netflix documentary —Kaepernick wants back in; he secured a work out opportunity with the Las Vegas Raiders on Wednesday in an attempt to secure a backup position.
No word yet on if the Raiders will bring him on board.
“You don’t bring in a player like this unless you are understanding of the ramifications and everything that comes along with it and what he can do for your offense,” said ESPN football analyst Adam Shefter. “But he’s been looking for a chance to get back to the National Football League. He knows that he’ll have to come in as a backup, but again, this is something that’s interesting because the Raiders have always been a progressive organization.”
From The Daily Wire…
In 2016, Kaepernick started the trend of “taking a knee” during the “Star Spangled Banner” to protest police brutality, a custom that angered many football fans but spread to other sports. The practice made him a hero to the woke Left and led to lucrative endorsements with companies including Nike, but prompted many NFL fans to swear off the game. Kaepernick also infamously wore socks that season that depicted a pig in a cop’s hat.
But it was poor play that earned him a spot on the San Francisco 49ers’ bench and then punched his ticket out of the league. He began his career with promise after being drafted out of the University of Nevada in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft. He led the 49ers to an appearance in Super BowlXLVII to end the 2012 season and went 12-4 the following year. But he got progressively worse as his five-year career unfolded. The team went 1-10 in his starts during his final season.
The Raiders have a solid starting quarterback in Derek Carr, but owner Mark Davis said last month Kaepernick is “misunderstood,” and that he would support his return to the league.
Fox News host Sean Hannity blasted Kaepernick back in 2018.
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— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) May 26, 2022