He wants in.
After months of keeping a semi-low profile and being relatively quiet, Colin Kaepernick finally addressed his extended free agency. And it came a week after Bill Cowher called him out for not making football a priority.
“Yes. I’ve never stopped. I’m ready right now. Working out daily,” Kaepernick told Shaun King of the New York Daily News.
And there are a fair share of big names in the football community who would like to see Kaepernick get another shot on an NFL roster.
Tom Brady recently spoke out and expressed how he’d love to see Kaepernick play again. Even superstars in other sports have made public statements about Kaepernick playing in the NFL again — superstars like Steph Curry.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell believes Kaepernick should be on a team as well.
Really, there is no shortage of high-profile figures standing in Kaepernick’s corner. All he needs now is for a situation to develop where a team needs a quarterback and is willing to take a chance on Kaepernick.
But that’s really all that matters. Kaepernick can say he wants to play and work out as much as he wants. He can receive support from whoever is willing to give it.
However, they can’t give Kaepernick an NFL contract, so kind words don’t mean much at this point.
[h/t Pro Football Talk]