One NFL proprietor is displaying his help for Colin Kaepernick and his return to the NFL. In an interview with NBC Sports activities for an upcoming episode of Race in America: A Candid Dialog, Las Vegas Raiders proprietor Mark Davis revealed that if it was as much as him, he would welcome Kaepernick to the crew. Kaepernick, who beforehand performed quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, has been out of the league for the reason that finish of the 2016 season.
“I imagine in Colin Kaepernick,” he mentioned, per PEOPLE. “He deserves each likelihood on the earth to turn into a quarterback within the Nationwide Soccer League. I nonetheless stand by it. If our coaches and normal supervisor need to deliver him in or need him to be the quarterback on this crew, I might welcome him with open arms.”
Regardless of Davis being the proprietor of the Raiders, he does not make roster choices as that duty belongs to normal supervisor Dave Ziegler and head coach Josh McDaniels who haven’t publicly proven curiosity in Kaepernick, who started kneeling in the course of the nationwide anthem in the course of the 2016 season to protest police brutality and racial injustice. This offseason, Kaepernick has been coaching all around the nation to get an opportunity to signal with an NFL crew.
“I believe Colin is a really misunderstood human being,” Davis continued. “I’ve gotten an opportunity to speak to him. I by no means actually knew Colin, and I did not perceive him. I did not perceive the kneeling, what that meant initially. Over time, I’ve discovered a little bit bit extra about it. I perceive [now] the place he was coming from. He is bought a message for society as an entire.”
As for Kaepernick, he revealed what’s he is prepared to do to get again within the NFL. “I do know I’ve to seek out my manner again in. So if I’ve to come back in as a backup, that is tremendous,” Kaepernick mentioned, on the I AM ATHLETE SHOW. “However that is not the place I am staying. And after I show that I am a starter, I would like to have the ability to step on the sector as such. I simply want that chance to stroll by the door.” Kaepernick performed for the 49ers from 2011 to 2016 and led the crew to a Tremendous Bowl look in 2012.