Colin Kaepernick’s Lawyer Confirms that He Wants to Return to the NFL

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) with the San Francisco 49ers. Photo by Damon Tarver/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (6118228c)

Despite not having played in the National Football League since the 2016 season, Colin Kaepernick wants to return to play in the league.

In an interview with CNN, Kaepernick’s lawyer Mark Geragos confirmed the quarterback’s desire to come back to play on the biggest stage in football.

Kaepernick has been the center of a curious case in which he has been unable to secure a contract to play in the NFL despite being a successful starting quarterback for several years.

Many have suspected that this situation has arisen because of Kaepernick’s protest against racial injustice in the United States. The quarterback was one of the first players in the league to kneel instead of standing during the National Anthem.

Kaepernick, along with Eric Reid, was awarded a substantial sum of money by settling a grievance against the NFL, alleging that the league and team owners have colluded to prevent him from signing a contract with a team since his protests began.

Kaepernick’s lawyer mentioned during his interview with CNN that he sees the Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots as two potential destinations for the free agent quarterback if he returns to play football.

Kaepernick turned 31 years old in November of last year.