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Despite comparing the NFL to slavery just a few months ago, Colin Kaepernick is now desperate to return to the world of professional football. 

‘I Think It Will Happen’

“I think it will happen in due time,” Vick told Outkick when asked if he thinks Kaepernick will get back into the NFL. “He’s been out the league a couple years and he hasn’t played in a long time, it’d probably be smart to just come in in a backup role, and just play that backup role for two or three years.”

“And, when you get an opportunity to start, you show that you can play,” he continued. “You win a series of games. You win five or six games.”

Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since he left the San Francisco 49ers after the 2016 season. Prior to his departure, he made headlines for taking a knee during the national anthem before his games. Though Kaepernick claimed that he was doing this to protest against racial inequality in America, others saw it as a clear sign of disrespect to the American flag and those who have fought and died for it. 

Kaepernick claimed back in April that his former coaches have said that he “made the locker room better.”

“That 2016 season, my last year, my teammates voted me most courageous and inspirational player,” Kaepernick said, according to ESPN. “So, when you’re talking about the people that are in the building, that has never come out that I’ve been a distraction. That’s never come out that I’ve been an issue for the people I’ve played with.”

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Kaepernick Is No Martyr

Liberals have tried to turn Kaepernick into a martyr of sorts over the past few years, claiming that he has not been signed by another team because the NFL is “racist.” Others, however, have pointed out that he led the 49ers to an abysmal losing record during his final season with the team, so it’s likely his own lack of football skills that have led to him not being signed again.

Though Kaepernick likes to play the victim when it comes to not being signed by another NFL team, it’s hard to feel sorry for him when you remember that he’s signed multi-million dollar deals with brands like Nike and Netflix since he stopped playing football. He’s used these deals to bash America and race bait as if it were his job, which has only made him even more unpopular among the millions of Americans who actually love this country.

In an interview in which NFL free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown said Kaepernick was a “trash” quarterback, Brown referred to these deals as reasons he felt no sympathy for Kaepernick.

“[T]hey gave him the money and they gave him a commercial, they gave him the documentary,” Brown said. “He took a deal. We don’t feel sorry for you. You took the deal. F*** outta here. Oh, Kaepernick. Man, you on f***ing Nike, man. F*** outta here. . . .”

Former NFL linebacker and three-time pro bowler Shawne Merriman agreed with Brown’s assessment.

“He makes some valid points about Colin Kaepernick, saying that, you know, he took the money from the NFL. The settlement,” Merriman said. The Nike commercials — all these things.”

“Well, I think a lot of people think that way about all the other stuff that Colin Kaepernick has going on, and his opportunities that he’s had to get back in the NFL, and just hasn’t,” he added.

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NFL More ‘In Alignment’ With His Social Views Now

Kaepernick went on to say that the NFL is now more “in alignment” with his social views.

“You have ‘End Racism’ in the back of your end zone. You have ‘Black Lives Matter’ on your helmet. Everything I’ve said should be in alignment with what you’re saying publicly,” he said. “It’s a $16 billion business. When I first took a knee, my jersey went to No. 1. When I did the deal with Nike, their value increased by $6 billion. Six billion. With a B.

“So if you’re talking about the business side, it shows [it’s] beneficial. If you’re talking about the playing side, come in, let me compete,” Kaepernick added. “You can evaluate me from there. The NFL’s supposed to be a meritocracy. Come on, let me compete. If I’m not good enough, get rid of me. But let me come in and show you.”

It remains to be seen if Vick is right, and Kaepernick ends up playing in the NFL again. 

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