Controversial political activist and former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick may be returning to the NFL much sooner than later according to recent reports.
As noted by to BET, rumors speculate that the former San Francisco quarterback may replace Jacksonville Jaguars’ Nick Foles after he broke his left clavicle during the team’s first match of the season against the Kansas City Chiefs.
While throwing a 35-yard touchdown to wide receiver DJ Chark, the veteran quarterback was pummeled by Chief’s Chris Jones. Foles immediately exited the game and was ruled out indefinitely, according to ESPN. Foles’ Jacksonville debut lasted less than a quarter.
During his absence, speculation of Colin Kaepernick signing with the Jaguar’s has Twitter ablaze, especially since he has not played a professional football game since he began taking a knee.
Twitter users began to advocate for Kaepernick, who’s still a free agent after opting out of his contract with San Francisco, encouraging the Jaguars to give him a much deserved chance to return to the field.
THE JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS @Jaguars just paid NICK FOLES @NickFoles $88 MILLION now he has a BROKEN LEFT CLAVICLE 1st game of the season that usually takes 4 to 8 weeks to heal..now they gotta rely on a ROOKIE QUARTERBACK…
YALL BETTER CALL "COLIN KAEPERNICK" @Kaepernick7
— Russ Geez (@GeezRuss) September 8, 2019
— Seth Wispelwey (@RevSethDub) September 8, 2019
Others had a different take:
I live in Jacksonville 13 year season ticket holder. I know for a fact it, will not happen. @BigCatCountry
— T Blake (@blakeantonio904) September 10, 2019
Won’t hold my breath
— Dreamer (@ShutdownCrew) September 10, 2019