Is Colin Kaepernick Looking To Play A Different Kind of Football Following An Elongated Wait To Play In The NFL?

Published 05/14/2022, 4:17 PM EDT
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,)

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has recently given fans something to ponder with his latest actions. The rumor of a change of sport happened following his recent visit to Paris Saint-Germain training and meeting some of the top players in the world. He met with soccer stars like Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, and Angel di Maria while taking some memorable pictures from the trip.

Kaepernick was on the pitch side of the beautiful Parc des Princes arena and was all smiles throughout his trip. He was also seen wearing a jersey bearing the number 7 and his name on it while posing with the superstars of Europe. Apart from Kaepernick, some other star athletes graced the Parc des Princes at the same time.

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The World Motorcycling Champion Fabio Quartararo also joined Kaepernick in attendance, along with famous Senegalese-Italian TikToker and comedian Khaby Lame. It was one of those rare memorable days for the former Super Bowl finalist before his plans to return to the NFL. There has been a growing optimism among NFL fans about his playing status in the NFL.

Colin Kaepernick hopes to play in the NFL in 2022

The Niners QB has shown his quality since entering the league as a 2nd round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. But since he last played in the league in 2016, Kaepernick has been waiting for another opportunity to show he hasn’t lost it. While he might not be the same dual-threat QB talent he once was, Kaepernick still poses a threat for any opposition defense.

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There has been a change in his thoughts in the last few years, and this was visible during his intriguing ‘I Am Athlete’ podcast interview. He talks about how he is ready to take the opportunity to be a backup NFL QB, to get a foot through the door.

He believes in himself that he can prove to his future teammates and coaches that he deserves a starting role.

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)

The NFL fans will be clamoring for his comeback in the upcoming season. They have witnessed how he can deliver the goods in the hour of need. The 2022 NFL season appears to be the opportunity and the door that Kaepernick was hoping to open whenever and if ever it arrived.

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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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