Colin Kaepernick's sudden message to NFL: 'Still ready'

  • Colin Kaepernick's sudden message to NFL: 'Still ready'

Colin Kaepernick's sudden message to NFL: 'Still ready'

Colin Kaepernick hasn't had a job in the National Football League since the end of the 2016 season.

The athlete-turned-activist posted a 59-second video on his Twitter account Wednesday of him working out to show that he's ready to play again.

While he has a contract with Nike, Kaepernick is three years into life off the NFL field and Wednesday, the former 49ers quarterback tweeted a video that serves as his first public comments about his career since settling his collusion case with the league in February.

Kaepernick shared a headline from the Washington Post that Reid will continue to kneel this season to raise awareness of racial inequality, police brutality and social injustice, and wrote: "Unwavering".

Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid, a teammate of Kaepernick's with the 49ers, continues to fight with his good friend from the sidelines. "For 3 years. Still Ready".

Kaepernick became a free agent in 2017.

As Kaepernick reminds us in that video, it's been 889 days since he's had a job in the NFL. While Kaepernick has yet to sign with another National Football League team, he is a prominent Nike endorser who served as the face of the company's campaign to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its "Just Do It" slogan.

"5 a.m. Five days a week".

Kaepernick drew global attention during the 2016 season for his role in spearheading player protests during the playing of the national anthem.