In light of the NFL's explicit commitment to denounce and combat racism, systemic oppression and other issues once raised by peaceful protests from Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback is reportedly "more motivated than ever" to return to the league. One of the NFL's most famous agents thinks he'll do just that in 2020.
Speaking with NBC News on Sunday, Drew Rosenhaus not only suggested Kaepernick deserves another shot in the league but predicted the ex-Niners QB will, in fact, get one.
"I think he should get signed. I think he will get signed," Rosenhaus said. "It's really important for the NFL to give him a chance ... That would be great for the league at this juncture. I think it would reflect very well on everything that Kaepernick has stood up for over the last several years. He was really ahead of his time with a lot of the things he was saying. If you play many of his interviews years ago, they're spot on today.
"Sign him," Rosenhaus continued. "Bring him to training camp and give him a chance to compete like everybody else. He deserves that. If he is not good enough on the football field -- we'll never know unless he gets a chance. He certainly was forced into retirement in his prime. He's still young enough, in my opinion, even with the time off, that he can still be a very solid player in this league. People should rally around him in the NFL, embrace him right now. One of the 32 teams really needs to step up."
Rosenhaus, who's long been deemed one of the league's "super agents" for his high-profile client base, said he "can't see any reason why someone wouldn't right now."
His advocacy for Kaepernick comes days after Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said at least one other NFL team had already reached out to him to inquire about Kaepernick. The Seahawks, of course, had hosted the former 49ers standout on a workout back in 2017. Kaepernick himself hasn't played since 2016, when he began kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality, among other things.