The 34-year-old – who sparked controversy for kneeling during the national anthem at the San Francisco 49ers in protest of racial injustice and police brutality in the United States – has not played an NFL game for more than five years. Colin Kepernick trains with Las Vegas Riders, suggests possible NFL comeback.
In March 2017, Copernicus terminated his 49-year contract and became a free agent. No NFL team has signed him. In October 2017, he filed his lawsuit against the NFL, alleging that parties were conspiring to deny him a job. Colin Kepernick trains with Las Vegas Riders, suggests possible NFL comeback.
The quarterback settled a 2019 lawsuit against fellow NFL teammate Eric Reid over allegations of collusion with the NFL.
Raider owner Mark Davis said he would welcome Kepernic with the “open arms” on the team’s coach and general manager board.
“He deserves every opportunity in the world to be an NFL quarterback,” Davis told NBC Sports.
Kepernick has repeatedly expressed a desire to play in the NFL – he even hinted that he would sign with a team as a backup.
“Yes. I know I have to go home, “Kepernick said in an interview on YouTube.
“So, yeah, if I have to come in as a backup, that’s fine, but I’m not there. And when I prove that I’m a starter, I want to be able to go to court like that. I simply need that chance to pass through the entryway. ”