Where will Colin Kaepernick land in return to the NFL?
The last time Colin Kaepernick played in an NFL game was on 1 January 2017, when the San Francisco 49ers faced the Seattle Seahawks. What next?
Ahead of the 2022 National Football League season, it seems that the quarterback market activity is dying down. Following the trades of Russell Wilson to Denver, Carson Wentz to Washington and Aaron Rodgers' contract extension in Green Bay, some of the key doubts have been put to bed.
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Kaepernick up for grabs
Despite this, there are a number of franchises that still do not have a defined starting quarterback and may take note that Colin Kaepernick is determined to return to the NFL at the age of 34. The quarterback posted a video on his Twitter account in which he is training.
A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Kaepernick "is in the best shape of his life. He wants to play. He's ready to play. He could be a great piece for teams that have holes at the quarterback position that want to win a Super Bowl.
Kaepernick last played in an NFL game on 1 January 2017, when the San Francisco 49ers faced the Seattle Seahawks in Week 17 of the 2016 NFL season. He was drafted by the 49ers in the second round of the 2011 Draft although in his first season as a pro he was benched and learned from Alex Smith.
In 2012, Alex Smith began the season as the starter, but a concussion gave Kaepernick the opportunity to take the reins of the Niners offense and the quarterback made the most of it. Kap' led the Niners to Super Bowl XLVII, however, they were defeated by the Baltimore Ravens.
Across his career to date, Kaepernick has played in 69 games - 58 as a starter - and has thrown for 12,271 yards, 72 touchdowns, 30 interceptions, completing 59.8% of the passes he attempted. On the ground he generated 2,300 yards and 13 touchdowns after running with the ball 375 times.
Kaepernick also made headlines for his stance against racism. He began kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racial injustice in August 2016.
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