The NFL Just Took the Next Step in Determining Colin Kaepernick's Future
Over three years after his most recent NFL game, the Colin Kaepernick saga recently reached a new low. Although he has not officially retired, the league’s official website listed Kaepernick, a former star on the 49ers, as a player who hung up his cleats.
Whether or not the error was intentional, it is one the NFL needs to address. The error also served as a reminder of what’s next for Colin Kaepernick‘s playing career.
Colin Kaepernick hasn’t played in the NFL since January 2017
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Even the most casual NFL fans are familiar with the Colin Kaepernick saga. A record-setting quarterback at Nevada, Kaepernick — a second-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 2011 — rose to prominence when he led the 49ers to a Super Bowl appearance after the 2012 season.
Kaepernick led the 49ers to another NFC title game in 2013, although he lost to the rival Seattle Seahawks. A dangerous dual-threat quarterback, Kaepernick eventually earned a lengthy extension from the 49ers.
Regime changes and a down 2015 season, though, set the stage for Kaepernick’s possible departure. Those plans were accelerated in August 2016 when Kaepernick kneeled for the national anthem in protest of racial injustice.
Kaepernick also created controversy when he wore socks featuring pigs in police uniforms. The veteran quarterback also defended Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
Although Kaepernick threw 16 touchdowns to four interceptions in 2016, he completed just 59.2% of his passes and ...
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