Quarterback Colin Kaepernick on tryout with the Las Vegas Raiders

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick on tryout with the Las Vegas Raiders

In mid-April, Colin Kaepernick proclaimed his desire to find an NFL franchise. The quarterback has just taken a first step in this direction. According to ESPN, the former San Francisco 49ers star was given a tryout by the Las Vegas Raiders on Wednesday. Kaepernick hasn’t played since the end of the 2016 NFL season, when he began kneeling during the American anthem to protest police brutality against black people.

The Raiders were eliminated in the first round of the play-offs (“Wild-Card game”) by Cincinnati. The Nevada franchise extended quarterback Derek Carr in April, but Kaepernick said he was ready to return even in a back-up role. ” If I have to be taken as a substitute, that will be fine with me. But I’m not going to settle for that. And when I prove that I am a starter, I want to be able to enter the field as such. I just need an opportunity “said the quarterback in the podcast” I Am Athlete “.

Kaepernick had taken the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2013. Since his forced exile from the NFL, he had kept himself physically fit, but received no tryout offers. Only the Seattle Seahawks showed brief interest in 2017, before Las Vegas held out a hand on Wednesday.

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