Colin Kaepernick still hopes to be a quarterback in the National Football League and is taking steps everyday to make sure he’s ready to go if he gets the call.
“We are on the field, warming up, sprint work, conditioning, throwing, lifting and stretching,” Hidalgo shared. (RELATED: NFL Star Wears Kaepernick Jersey And A Bizarre Anti-Trump Hat. What Is He Thinking?)
“Then immediately after Kap’s training is done he is off to meetings … then we are back at it 5 AM on the dot,” he added.
The free agent filed a grievance last year alleging collusion between the NFL and team owners, claiming that he’s been blackballed from getting to play in the league over his national anthem protests. Fellow player and former San Francisco safety Eric Reid joined Kaepernick in 2016 in kneeling during the playing of the “Star Spangled Banner.” He recently was signed with the Carolina Panthers.
In May, the NFLPA (National Football League Players Association) also filed a grievance in Reid’s name claiming collusion between the league and team’s owners preventing his employment due to his national anthem protests.