Former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick Once Tossed a Ridiculously Fast Pitch To Sergio Romo Stunning the Crowd at Oracle Park

Published 07/05/2022, 1:44 AM EDT
SEATTLE, WA – JANUARY 19: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts after teammate running back Anthony Dixon #24 scores a one-yard touchdown in the first half against the Seattle Seahawks during the 2014 NFC Championship at CenturyLink Field on January 19, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Colin Kaepernick, despite his heroics in the NFL, was also a good baseball player. He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2009, but he chose to prioritize his football career instead.

He was once invited to Oracle Park to throw the first pitch of the game, which is a tradition in MLB. The fans at Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, already loved Kaepernick because he was the quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers.

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Then, Kaepernick threw a ridiculously fast pitch to Sergio Romo, and the crowd cheered for him. He showed everyone why he was drafted by the Cubs in 2009, and he still had those pitching skills left in him.

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Kaepernick was a star for the San Francisco 49ers during his time in the league. He took them to a Super Bowl but later left the team in 2017 as a free agent. Since then, he has been out of the league. He has been working hard to make a return and show the people that he is still a good quarterback.

Colin Kaepernick was close to a return to the NFL in the last month

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Colin Kaepernick has tried really hard in order to return to the league. Recently, he worked out with the Las Vegas Raiders. Initial rumors were that everyone was impressed by Kap’s workout, and he might be close to a return.

However, the Raiders didn’t release an official statement regarding how Kaepernick’s workout went. As a result, people began assuming that it wasn’t good, which is why he wasn’t given a contract.

PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 20: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers drops back to pass in the first quarter during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 20, 2015 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

There were indications that other teams might also step in and try to bring in Kaepernick as he would be an ideal fit in the locker room. Unfortunately, none of that has come to be true, and the former 49ers quarterback is still out of the league. Hopefully, it will work out for him in the future. His fans are eager to see him back in the National Football League.

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Abhimanyu Chaudhary

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Abhimanyu Chaudhary is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He has been a life-long fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and Liverpool FC. But when it comes to the NFL, you can always see him rooting for his favorite superstar Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.

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