It’s been a nice 669 days since Colin Kaepernick last played in an NFL game, and while he hasn’t been on the field for close to two years, he’s still managed to stay in the news for the same reasons that have allegedly kept him off of it.
Kaepernick was the first player to take a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality in the United States— a decision that rubbed more than a few people the wrong way.
Since declaring free agency, Kaepernick has attempted to find a home somewhere in the NFL but the only organization that’s been willing to sign him so far is Nike, who named him the face of their 30th-anniversary campaign.
It was a decision that pissed plenty of people off— like this guy.
However, it may have possibly attracted even more to the company.
Kaepernick has seemed to accept there’s a good chance he might never play in the NFL again but that doesn’t mean he’s given up hope entirely.
As recently as last month, there were rumors that at least a couple of teams were interested in bringing him aboard but nothing ever came of it— and based on a new report, he might be waiting for a while.
According to TMZ, even the NFL’s most desperate teams have decided to put their chips behind the likes of Nathan Peterman and Cody Kessler instead of taking a leap of faith (or even calling up his agent).
I know it’s been a couple of years since Kaepernick played but he’s reportedly been training like he’s still in the league and would almost certainly be ready to play if he got the call.
Taking all that into consideration, it’s absurd that there’s not even a third-string spot for him somewhere in the NFL.
Someone needs to take a hint from Nike and just do it already.