Colin Kaepernick still hasn’t given up on his dream of returning to the NFL. The former San Francisco 49er quarterback recently stated the dream is still alive. With the goal of returning to the NFL, Kaepernick knows what work goes into being a starter in the league.
And he says he hasn’t stopped training.
“Absolutely. I am still up at 5 a.m. training five, six days a week making sure I’m prepared to take a team to a Super Bowl again,” Kaepernick said during an interview for Ebony Magazine. “That’s not something I will ever let go of, regardless of the actions of 32 teams and their partners to deny me employment. The same way I was persistent in high school is the same way I’m gonna be persistent here.”
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) August 26, 2021
Kaepernick, 33, hasn’t played in the NFL since 2016 when he famously took a knee during the national anthem before the start of a game to symbolize racial injustice within the United States. In the years of his absence from the league, Kaepernick has continued his message of inequality in the United States but hasn’t given up on his desire to still play in the NFL.
A look at Colin Kaepernick throwing deep passes at his workout today. pic.twitter.com/qnDbObj37T
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 16, 2019
Kaepernick participated in a private workout for teams in 2019, which became a disaster before the event began. The event started as an NFL event that changed to a private workout with a last-minute change of location for the former 49ers quarterback.
Kaepernick’s distrust in the NFL had the former signal-caller create his own workout.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) November 23, 2020
Even though the workout in 2019 didn’t go as planned, Kaepernick is still putting in the work to be an NFL QB. Kaepernick stated in a recent interview that he is training 5 days a week and will continue to work until his name is called again.