Per Joe Fann:
Pete Carroll said he got a call from a head coach/GM (Carroll didn’t specify who or which position) today regarding Colin Kaepernick.
“Someone is interested.”
Pete Carroll said he got a call from a head coach/GM (Carroll didn't specify who or which position) today regarding Colin Kaepernick.
"Someone is interested."
— Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) June 11, 2020
Per USAToday, Roger Goodell and the NFL have had their feet to the fire over the last week as the country broke out into mass protests after the killing of George Floyd.
People criticized the league and its commissioner for its recent statement apologizing for not listening to players’ concerns about racism and police brutality in America over 4 years ago, when players peacefully protested by taking a knee.
One major flaw with Goodell’s recent video statement is that it never mentioned Colin Kaepernick — the player who started it all back in 2016. The league still continues to refuse to acknowledge Kaepernick, even in this moment where his protest is as relevant as ever. That’s why, for so many people, the leagues apology rings hollow.
One of those people is the Revered Al Shaprton, who performed the eulogy at George Floyd’s funeral in Houston on Tuesday about two weeks after Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer.
Sharpton condemned the NFL’s apology and demanded the league give Kaepernick “a job back.”
Rev. Al Sharpton addressing Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the NFL:
“Well don’t apologize — give Colin Kaepernick a job back.” pic.twitter.com/D0s3537Xes
— Good Morning America (@GMA) June 9, 2020
NBC Sports reported Colin Kaepernick hasn’t been on an NFL roster in over three years, but he’s preparing as if that will change soon.
The former 49ers quarterback is “training every day — busting his a– as if he’ll be on an NFL roster in 2020,” TMZ Sports reported Monday, citing sources.
Another source close to Kaepernick told TMZ Sports that he’s “in the best shape of his life.”
Kaepernick opted out of his 49ers contract on March 3, 2017, and has been a free agent ever since.
In 2016, Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem to bring attention to racial and social injustices, and police brutality.
None of the other teams in NFL signed Kaepernick, and as former NFL executive Joe Lockhart wrote on CNN.com last week, one team official said they feared losing 20 percent of their season-ticket holders if they signed him.
But the nationwide protests following George Floyd’s death while in Minneapolis police custody has brought new attention to Kaepernick’s 2016 protests.
Kaepernick worked out last year at an Atlanta area high school for a limited number of NFL teams, but he didn’t receive a contract.
If Kaepernick is going to get another chance to play in the NFL, he’s making sure he’s ready for the opportunity.