Former NFL quarterback-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick on Wednesday shared a video showing him working out, saying he is “still ready” for an NFL comeback after being “denied work for 889 days.”
In the video tweeted by Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49er could be seen doing a series of workout exercises at the gym.
“5am. Five days a week. For three years. Still ready,” Kaepernick can be heard saying over the montage of him doing training exercises.
5am. 5 days a week. For 3 years. Still Ready. pic.twitter.com/AGczejA1rM— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) August 7, 2019
The video also features a clock showing how long he has been out of the league.
Kaepernick was the first NFL player to protest racial inequality and police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem at games during the 2016 season. He has not had a job in the NFL since the end of that season.
He has frequently been the face of the protest movement and has been a frequent target of President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 committee chair says panel will issue a 'good number' of additional subpoenas Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Pentagon officials prepare for grilling Biden nominates head of Africa CDC to lead global AIDS response MORE and other conservatives over the protests.
In October 2017, Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL saying that the owners were colluding to keep him from having a job.
He and another player, Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid, reached a settlement with the NFL earlier this year to settle the grievance.
At one time, Kaepernick, who led the 49ers to the Super Bowl in February 2013, was the second-highest paid quarterback in the league.