Colin Kaepernick Says He’s “Still Ready” to Play in NFL

Kaepernick has been "denied work in the NFL" for 890 days

Colin Kaepernick Still Ready for NFL?
Colin Kaepernick attends The 2019 Met Gala. (Jamie McCarthy/Getty)
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By Evan Bleier / August 8, 2019 9:47 am

As of today, it’s been 890 days that Colin Kaepernick has been “denied work in the NFL,” according to

On the 889th day of that stretch, the 31-year-old quarterback posted a video of himself on Twitter in an effort to show NFL teams that he’s “still ready” to play in the league.

Kaepernick last took a snap in the NFL in 2016 and opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March of the following year.

There have been rumors of teams ranging from the Patriots to the Seahawks kicking the tires on the quarterback, but, so far, those rumors have not materialized into any contract offers.

A collusion suit Kaepernick filed against the NFL in October 2017 was settled in February, with the Wall Street Journal reporting the settlement, which was to be split with current Carolina Panther and former 49er Ed Reed, was less than $10 million total.

During his playing career, Kaepernick threw for 12,271 yards and had 72 touchdowns compared to just 30 interceptions.

In the playoffs, Kaepernick was even better, accounting for 11 touchdowns and only five picks. The 49ers went 4-2 in the postseason in games that he started.

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