Colin Kaepernick Was Once Seen Calling Signals With Von Miller, Alvin Kamara, Cam Newton and This Rap Icon in a Special Event Following His NFL Exit

Published 06/28/2022, 1:00 PM EDT
ANN ARBOR, MI – APRIL 02: Colin Kaepernick interacts with fans before the Michigan spring football game at Michigan Stadium on April 2, 2022 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Kaepernick was honorary captain for the game. (Photo by Jaime Crawford/Getty Images)

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was keeping himself in footballing shape by participating in this special flag football event in 2019. The event was organized by rapper Quavo as part of his second annual Huncho Day game with some other NFL stars. While it was just an exhibition game, Kaepernick and his teammates drew fans, who were following the former Niners QB.

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The game gave NFL fans an insight into Kaepernick and his abilities after a 3-year absence from the league. He was part of Quavo’s team and threw an impressive pass to the rapper, who scored. It was a live display for his arm strength. It was a starry turnout for the rapper’s special event with NFL players like Cam Newton, Saquon Barkley, Von Miller, Alvin Kamara, and Josh Norman playing.

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Despite playing in an exhibition outing, Kaepernick put on an intriguing performance that shows he still possesses the NFL-caliber play style. While the player remained decisive in 2019, he was waiting for an opportunity to show what he brings to the table. The controversial QB gave an impressive audition for his then-potential suitors but was never considered.

Is there a change of thinking towards the Colin Kaepernick situation?

The former Super Bowl finalist was recently relishing his opportunity with Las Vegas Raiders, who gave him a workout opportunity. While initial reports claim his outing to be impressive, recent revelations from former NFL DT Warren Sapp declare it to be a disaster. Despite these contrasting reports, Kaepernick continues to dream about another chance at playing at the pinnacle of American football.

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There has been a gradual evolution in his chances over the years. Following the acceptance of some of his off-the-field beliefs, the league seems open for his return.

While his hiatus from the game is puzzling for some NFL fans, his agent Jeff Nalley gave some promising news.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 28: Colin Kaepernick arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Netflix’s “Colin In Black And White” at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on October 28, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage,)

According to Nalley, the Raiders seem to be showing genuine interest in acquiring Kaepernick as a backup QB. The positive feedback from GM Dave Zieger and recommendations to other NFL teams seem to be a beckoning opportunity. The upcoming NFL campaign could prove to be a comeback story of a divisive figure trying to mount a comeback.

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Anuj Tazhatuveetil

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An NFL author at EssentiallySports, Anuj Tazhatuveetil is pursuing a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Initially, he worked as a freelance content writer and later as a part of Sports404. An unquenchable thirst to learn about all things NFL and NBA, adding to a rather healthy obsession with playing outdoor sports like basketball, and soccer with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of this industry make him a sports aficionado.

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