Colin Kaepernick, 33, Insists He’s ‘Absolutely’ Ready & ‘Prepared’ For A Return To The NFL

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October 13, 2021 9:25PM EDT

Colin Kaepernick is ‘making sure’ he’s ‘prepared to instrumentality a squad to the Super Bowl again,’ 5 years aft helium played successful an NFL game.

Colin Kaepernick, 33, is acceptable to get backmost connected the NFL shot tract aft a agelong absence. The jock revealed his plans to play successful an upcoming Super Bowl if he’s signed to a squad and explained however he’s preparing himself to bash so, successful a caller interrogation with Ebony. “I americium inactive up astatine 5 a.m. grooming five, six days a week making definite I’m prepared to instrumentality a squad to a Super Bowl again,” helium told The View co-host Sunny Hostin, who wrote the screen story. “That’s not thing I volition ever fto spell of, careless of the actions of 32 teams and their partners to contradict maine employment.”

“The aforesaid mode I was persistent successful precocious schoolhouse is the aforesaid mode I’m gonna beryllium persistent here,” helium added.

Colin KaepernickColin Kaepernick hasn’t played successful an NFL crippled since 2016. (Shutterstock)

Colin made headlines backmost successful 2016 erstwhile helium chose to kneel during the nationalist anthem arsenic a mode to protestation radical injustice, constabulary brutality, and systemic oppression, astatine the games helium played successful passim the season. The adjacent year, helium opted retired of his declaration with the San Francisco 49ers, the squad helium had been playing for since 2011, and hasn’t been capable to sign with different NFL squad since.

The erstwhile backmost took further enactment erstwhile helium and chap protester Eric Reid filed grievances with the league successful Oct. 2017. They accused owners of colluding to forestall him to not beryllium capable to motion with immoderate team. They settled successful 2019, erstwhile Colin reportedly received $10 million, which was $2 cardinal little than his 2016 basal salary.

Colin KaepernickColin Kaepernick playing a crippled with the San Francisco 49ers. (Shutterstock)

Despite the struggles he’s been going done successful the past 5 years, Colin is not giving up. “You’re gonna person to proceed to contradict maine and bash truthful successful a nationalist way. And you’re gonna exposure yourself by that, but it won’t beryllium due to the fact that I’m not acceptable oregon not prepared,” helium besides told Ebony.

“But successful that process, I’m besides not gonna fto you hide my future,” helium continued. “I’m gonna proceed to bash enactment connected the acting and producing side, proceed to bash the enactment with Know Your Rights, and marque definite we are having an impact. I deliberation that’s the quality of america collectively — we are not one-dimensional.”

Colin’s Know Your Rights run was founded successful 2016 and it raises consciousness for higher education, self-empowerment, and grooming connected the due things to bash erstwhile interacting with instrumentality enforcement successful assorted situations. The influencer is besides getting acceptable to premiere a “coming of property story” astir his beingness with the Netflix series Colin In Black & White. It volition beryllium released connected Oct. 29.