Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who is set to enter his third season without a club, shared a video on Wednesday saying that he is “still ready” for a return to professional football.
In a post shared on Twitter, Kaepernick wrote:“5am. 5 days a week. For 3 years. Still Ready,” a likely reference to his workout schedule to maintain his fitness, despite not having played in the NFL since Week 17 of the 2016 season.
In a video attached to the tweet, Kaepernick voices over the same quote while images of him in a gym training and lifting weights play. In the video, Kaepernick remains muscular and appears to be in a similar weight to his last playing weight of 230 pounds.
Kaepernick also showed a graphic that stated he had been “denied work” for 889 days.
This is his first public comment regarding his future since he settled a collusion grievance in February against the NFL and its ownership, claiming that his protests led to the 32 teams denying his employment in the league.
Kaepernick, as well as former teammate and current Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid, settled their respective grievances for an undisclosed amount.
In response to Kaepernick’s tweet, many people wrote that they don’t want to watch him in the league again.
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