Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick posted a video to Twitter on Wednesday in which he said he's "still ready" for an NFL return. The video, which has garnered over 2.6 million views, kicks off with a graphic saying "denied work for 889 days."
Still, it's been a busy three years for Kaepernick since his last NFL game. He was featured in Nike's 30th anniversary "Just Do It" campaign, which became a marketing success for the company after initially receiving backlash.
Recently, the sports apparel giant stopped the release of a special edition sneaker featuring the so-called Betsy Ross flag around the Fourth of July after reportedly taking advice from Kaepernick. In 2017, Kaepernick, along with former 49ers teammate Eric Reid, filed a grievance against the NFL alleging the two remained unsigned because of collusion by owners following the kneeling protest.
In February, the NFL and lawyers for Kaepernick and Reid reached a private settlement. Although the grievance case with the NFL has come to a close, Kaepernick appears to be eager to hit the gridiron.