Colin Kaepernick Reportedly Has 'Zero Interest' From NFL Teams
By Kelton Brooks
September 8, 2020
The NFL has accrued many acronyms over the years aside from the National Football League such as the “No Fun League” or the “Not For Long” League. In the case of Colin Kaepernick, the NFL stands for “Numerous Fibs League.”
In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, NFL teams reportedly began to show interest in signing Kaepernick, who protested racism, police brutality, and discrimination against Black people by kneeling during the national anthem.
According to a source cited by Complex, “fake” interest was expressed by the 32 NFL teams immediately after Floyd’s death. There has been zero interest to sign Kaepernick “in months,” according to the source. Kaepernick’s decision to peacefully protest the national anthem was met with such scrutiny, that is has left him unemployed by the NFL since 2016, leaving many to assume he has been blackballed.
Kaepernick was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 2011 and helped lead them to the Super Bowl the following year. Since his 2016 involuntary absence, a total of 115 quarterbacks (not including draft picks or players who re-signed with their teams or were promoted from the practice squad) have been signed to teams since Kaepernick opted out. The Undefeated has compiled a list.
The quarterback also held a workout to show the NFL he is in shape and ready to play if called upon.
The NFL has recently initiated plans to install social justice messages in the end zone during the NFL season, but some players believe it’s lip service from the league. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell also said he wished he had listened to Kaepernick more. The players have also released a viral video for more action from the NFL to support social justice causes.
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