Colin Kaepernick has been invited to train with the Las Vegas Raiders, marking the first time the quarterback has worked out with an NFL team since his de facto exile from the sport following his social justice protests.
Kaepernick hasn’t played in the NFL since the 2016 season, during which he peacefully protested racial injustice and police brutality by kneeling during the U.S. national anthem before games. The dual-threat quarterback went unsigned in the following off-season and has remained out of the league since.
In 2017, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL and team owners alleging that they colluded to keep him out of the league following his pregame protests during the National Anthem.
In his first six seasons, he compiled a 28-30 record as a starter and passed for 12,271 yards and 72 touchdowns against 30 interceptions. He also rushed for 2,300 yards and 13 scores during that stretch.
Kaepernick also led the San Francisco 49ers to a Super Bowl appearance in 2013. That season he threw a career high 21 touchdown passes as he led San Francisco to a 12-4 regular season record.