Colin Kaepernick says he wants “the opportunity to walk through the door,” even if that means signing on as a backup quarterback to play for the NFL again.
After a recent workout near the House of Athlete facility in Weston, FL, the 34-year-old quarterback sat down for a rare interview with former NFL stars Chad Johnson, Adam “Pacman” Jones, and Brandon Marshall for an edition of “I AM ATHLETE,” where Colin expressed his desire to return to the field.
During the interview, Marshall asked Kaepernick if he would be open to playing a role similar to Carmelo Anthony’s in the NBA, where Anthony played a minimized role with the Lakers for the veteran’s minimum of about $2.6 million.
Colin responded Yes, but only when he proves he is the best candidate for the job.
“I know I have to find my way back in. So, if I have to come in as a backup, that’s fine,” Kaepernick said.
“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. I just need that opportunity to walk through the door.”
Three years later, despite adamantly asserting that he is ready for the NFL, Kap has not been signed by a team.