OPINION: Kaepernick dazzles in open-public workout for NFL scouts

By Sonny Tapia

Colin Kaepernick may be returning to the National Football League after speculation over the past three weeks and has gotten teams to notice.Kaepernick’s return would not only benefit the NFL, but it would put a good quarterback in the game again.

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback left the league over three years ago after being removed from the league for using it as a platform to protest police brutality and wrongful actions toward people of color.

The benefit the NFL would receive is laying to rest the story of Colin Kaepernick’s protest and the following actions made by league officials.

Many fans disagreed with the NFL’s decision to remove Kaepernick from the league because he did not want to stand for the national anthem.

The backlash the NFL received was in the form of letters, e-mails and in person at airports. Putting Kaepernick back in the league would mean more revenue for the league.

Before the fallout in 2016, the quarterback made headlines with ridiculous statistics and wins for the 49ers organization.

In 2012 Kaepernick led his team to Super Bowl XLVII against the Baltimore Ravens. That year he completed 62.4% of his passes while throwing for 1,814 yards and 10 passing touchdowns.

In the next season he threw for 3,197 yards and 21 passing touchdowns along with 524 rushing yards. On Saturday, Kaepernick held a workout to show his skills that he never lost.

NFL teams considered showing up to the workout, but eight ended up showing.

“I’ve been in shape and ready for this for three years, can’t wait to see the head coaches and GMs on Saturday,” Kaepernick said.

The prodigy showed off his arm to the scouts along with his quick feet that made him so popular years before.

Recently Kaepernick stated that he was considering holding a second workout similar to the first. “Stop running,” are the words Kaepernick has for the NFL executives.

If Colin Kaepernick enters the league once again, he will make a huge impact on the league socially and emotionally.

Kaepernick deserves to be a starting quarterback in the NFL for years to come and should be in the Canton Hall of Fame.

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