Colin Kaepernick Says He's Willing To Play Backup Quarterback


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Colin Kaepernick revealed he's willing to play backup quarterback on an NFL team, he just needs a chance to show what he's got.

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback sat down for a rare interview on I AM ATHLETE with former NFL players Chad Johnson, Adam Jones, and Brandon Marshall where he talked about his goal of playing in the NFL once again.

Marshall, a 13-season NFL vet, asked the 34-year-old if he'd be cool with taking a position like Carmelo Anthony in the NBA –– signing on to play professionally again for the Los Angeles Lakers but in a small role and at a veteran's minimum salary of $2.6 million.

Colin said he would, as long as he earns his place back in the league.

"I know I have to find my way back in. So, if I have to come in as backup, that's fine," the author and TV show creator said.

"But that's not what where I'm staying. And when I prove that I'm a starter, I want to be able to step on the field as such. I just need that opportunity to walk through the door."

Even though Kaepernick hasn't played in the league since the 2016 season, he's made headlines this year after attending Michigan's spring game workout and hosting other pop-up workout events.

The athlete is confident in his skills, with others who've seen him play recently stating Kaep is "in the best shape of his life."

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