Before Colin Kaepernick became a lightning rod for controversy, he was projected to be one of the best quarterbacks the NFL had to offer.
Something drastically changed in Kaepernick's diet that caused him to go from beefcake to string bean.
To be fair, Kaepernick was never built like Tim Tebow, but he was definitely one of the more "put together" players in the NFL.
Kaepernick reported lost the weight due to inactivity following surgery on his shoulder, knee, and thumb. Fox Sports' Jay Glazer made note of the weight loss and that Kaepernick had an "uphill battle" to stay with the team.
From Business Insider:
"He lost a ton of weight this offseason, had three surgeries, couldn't work out, lost that double threat, that size-speed ratio. No political views, he just hasn't been effective."
Kaepernick has admitted to not knowing just how thin he was because he didn't "want to know."
Going from this:
I wouldn't want to know how much I weighed either.
[h/t Business Insider]