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Is Colin Kaepernick near a return to the NFL?
Colin Kaepernick gets a professional tryout with the Las Vegas Raiders , nearly six years after he last played in the NFL.

Controversial quarterback Colin Kaepernick will finally get a chance to showcase himself again. On Aug. 25, 2016, while lining up with the San Francisco 49ers, the then-at-the-top-of-his-game athlete took a knee during the playing of theU.S. national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality in the United States.

Eli Harold (58), Colin Kaepernick (7) Eric Reid (35) – Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
The gesture was then echoed by dozens of players around the league. The protest made a big splash, so much so that then-U.S. President Donald Trump challenged the league’s owners to release anyone who engages in the movement started by Colin Kaepernick.

Sosince 2016, Colin Kaepernickwas persona non grata in the NFL.

That was all before the decision of LasVegas Raidersowner Mark Davis. According to ESPN, the businessman wants Kaepernickto have a tryout with his club, and who knows, carve out a position as a quarterback.

Despite being denied the opportunity to play his favorite sport for nearly six years, the now 34-year-old never changed his mind or his beliefs. He has been an advocate for black rights in the United States ever since, as the organization Know Your Rights Camp. During all these years, Nike, the main sponsor of the footballer, has never let him down.

Such a story has obviously caught the attention of Netflix, which has produced a series about the life of the activist footballer, Colin in Black & White airing in October 2021.

Colin Kaepernick has accumulated 12,271 yards and 72 touchdown passes in six NFL seasons. More importantly, the 49ers went to three consecutive NFC Championship games while he was the starting quarterback.

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