“You’re Getting Screwed”: American Columnist Delves Into Colin Kaepernick’s NFL Comeback Intentions

Published 10/03/2023, 12:29 PM EDT

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Colin Kaepernick, former QB for the San Francisco 49ers, is not fully supported by his fans. The 35-year-old athlete has been making the news ever since the rumors of his return have been surfacing. Kaepernick was released by the 49ers in 2016 for his controversial politics on the field and has been a free agent ever since.

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Kaepernick would often take a knee before the American national anthem would start playing to symbolize his support for the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement. The NFL as well as the team didn’t approve of his political beliefs being involved on the gridiron and thus made the move to release him. Officially, it was said that Kaepernick was released because he didn’t fit into the team’s future plans but the fans knew better. 7 years later, he’s trying to make a comeback but he will have to face his fair share of the music.

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On the latest episode of the Jason Whitlock show, Steve Kim joins the show to talk about the return of Kaepernick that’s been a hot topic recently. The pair talk about how Kaepernick’s fans are hypocrites for supporting him in 2016 and stating how they will boycott the NFL if he isn’t taken back to the league. To which, Jason added, ” The thing about his supporters is they’re not going to admit that they were wrong. The people that fed Colin gas the entire time saying you’re doing the right thing you’re getting screwed over blah blah and now here this guy is seven years later at 35 this guy doesn’t know what to do..”

They further discussed how Kaepernick is desperately begging for a job in the NFL now. Kaepernick sent a letter to the New York Jets requesting them to let him replace veteran QB Aaron Rodgers after his injury against the Bills. Unfortunately, his request was denied as the Jets chose to bank on Zach Wilson as their new QB. Lastly, Jason took another major dig at Kaepernick’s situation when he captioned the video with, “The man who once compared the National Football League to slavery now so desperately wants back on the plantation, he’s willing to start at the bottom.” With all these controversies circling around, the fans are curious if Kaepernick will actually get to play anytime soon.

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Colin Kaepernick’s future in the NFL

Recently it was announced that Kaepernick has been put on the negotiation list for the BC Lions, a team in the Canadian Football League. This potential move could see the former QB shifting from the NFL to the CFL, much to fans’s surprise. While no confirmations have been made as of yet, Kaepernick has definitely been in demand lately as the news of his return keeps garnering more fire.

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The fans obviously want Kaepernick to come back with the sort of support that they’re voicing for him. He has been on a 7-year-long hiatus from the field ever since his controversial exit but hopes to make a return soon. Though he faced humiliation at the hands of the Jets when they denied him his comeback, he is still hopeful to be able to play and showcase his talent, an opportunity that was snatched away from him 7-years ago when he chose to speak for the injustices against his community.

Will Colin Kaepernick be able to make a return to the NFL this season? Or will he have to spend another year in exile as he hopes for a team to pick him?
Let us know in the comments below.

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Jeevesh Singh is an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. He has a keen interest in off-court coverage and loves to talk about the sentiments involved in the athletes’ careers. Jeevesh is a skilled content writer with a passion for NFL.
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