Colin Kaepernick shook the world with his peaceful protests during his last season with the San Francisco 49ers. Since his football career took an abrupt halt, he has since transitioned to a life committed to activism. With the NFL seemingly blackballing him, it appears that we'd never see him play again. However, it's been reported that Kaepernick has been invited to a private workout in Atlanta this weekend.
Kaepernick hasn't made an NFL appearance in nearly three years, but he'll be taking part in what appears to be an audition for several NFL teams.
According to CNN, a memo was sent to all 32 NFL teams inviting them to Atlanta. Those with head coaches and general managers that are unable to make the workout will have access to footage of Kaepernick in action.
I’m just getting word from my representatives that the NFL league office reached out to them about a workout in Atl… https://t.co/733P2E3sm0— Colin Kaepernick (@Colin Kaepernick) 1573605924.0
This news comes as a surprise to some, as Kaepernick formally filed collusion grievances against the NFL in 2016. His case was settled this year, with no formal word on the outcome. Estimates of what he received are rumored of being upwards of a $10 million payout.
Kaep has made his desire to return to the NFL apparent, alleging that he's been working out five days a week at 5 a.m. for three years despite him being a free agent.
5am. 5 days a week. For 3 years. Still Ready. https://t.co/AGczejA1rM— Colin Kaepernick (@Colin Kaepernick) 1565197625.0
The 32-year-old quarterback most notoriously led the San Francisco 49ers to a 2013 Superbowl victory. In his last season with the franchise, his stats stood at 2,241 passing yards, 16 passing touchdowns, two rushing touchdowns, four interceptions, and 468 rushing yards.
Despite him being off the field, Kaepernick has remained in the spotlight. Most recently, he was the face of an Emmy-award winning Nike commercial.