Colin Kaepernick is a step closer to returning to the football field after he participated in his first NFL team workout in five years.
The quarterback hasn't played an NFL game since the 2016 season, when he began taking a knee during the national anthem.
Even though Colin Kaepernick didn’t play football this season, his peaceful protest was still very much a part of the NFL’s season of epic resistance.
The quarterback has “sacrificed a lot ... to get a message across about police violence and equity and inclusion in America,” said Mark Davis. “I stand by that.”
At the 1968 Olympic games, Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists to protest racism in the United States. Nearly fifty years later, their example still resonates across the NFL.
The league now says it believes that Black Lives Matter, yet Kaepernick still doesn't have an NFL home.
A behind-the-scenes look at the role Black hair plays in Netflix’s new drama “Colin in Black and White,” which charts Colin Kaepernick’s journey from adolescence to becoming an activist icon.
"For the past 5 years I’ve been working out and staying ready in case an opportunity to play presented itself,” the former 49ers quarterback tweeted.
"It was no surprise to us," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told HuffPost Sunday.
People noticed how the league has treated the Green Bay Packers quarterback, as compared to the activist and former San Francisco 49ers player.