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“Unfinished Business”: Colin Kaepernick Says He’s Willing To Come Back To The Nfl As A Backup Quarterback

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Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick says he has “unfinished business” in the NFL and is prepared to come back to the league as a backup quarterback if he has to. The activist said in an interview on the “I AM ATHLETE” podcast released Monday that he just needs “the opportunity to walk through the door.”

“I know I have to find my way back in,” he said. “Yeah, if I have to come in as a backup, that’s fine. But that’s not where I’m staying. And when I prove that I’m a starter, I want to be able to step on the field as such.”

Kaepernick has not been able to land a job with an NFL team since he began to take a knee to protest police brutality and racial injustice during the national anthem as a member of the San Francisco 49ers in 2016. He last played for the 49ers in 2017 and opted out of the contract, but was not signed anywhere else. He worked out with the Seattle Seahawks later that year, however, head coach Peter Carroll already had a starter with then-team quarterback Russell Wilson, who was traded to the Denver Broncos this off-season.

“No teams brought me for a workout” he said. “No teams brought me in for an opportunity. The one meeting with Seattle in 2017. Out of that, Pete Carroll said, ‘He’s our starter, we have a starter.’ Things moved on from there. But they don’t have a starter right now.”

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