who gonna hire him ?
Report: Kaepernick not done with football, waiting for a camp invite
May 11, 2017 at 3:07 am
The 49ers staffers who reportedly believe Colin Kaepernick could hang up his cleats in favor of his social justice campaign are allegedly quite wrong.
The former 49ers quarterback is “working out every day, sharp as hell, waiting for a camp invite,” according to Dave Zirin of The Nation. Thus, Kaepernick is not calling it an NFL career as indicated Monday by Peter King.
“Having spoken to Kaepernick, I can say … he has not ‘moved on’ from football,” Zirin wrote, adding that the situation has become “a transparent political blackballing that is getting more and more embarrassing and obvious. … Everyone knows that this is getting absurd.”
Zirin noted Kaepernick’s 16 touchdowns against four interceptions last season with the 49ers, who drafted Kaepernick out of Nevada in 2011 and followed him to an appearance in Super Bowl XLVII.
“They use Kaep’s presence at Know Your Rights camp on Sat. to justify claim he’s moved on,” Zirin wrote. “(Quarterback Tom) Brady was at KY Derby on Sat. Is he now a jockey?”
King’s claims were based on spending draft weekend with the 49ers and hearing what some staffers thought of Kaepernick. While King did cite Kaepernick’s community outreach in New York City, he did not imply to know what the quarterback actually wants for his future.
“I haven’t talked to Kaepernick, so I have no idea what his gut is telling him about what to do with his life,” King wrote. “But it’s crazy that a quarterback who four years ago was coming off a Super Bowl appearance and looked to be a long-term answer has no team now and no hot NFL prospects that anyone can see.”