Colin Kaepernick says he is willing to sign on as a backup quarterback just so he can get back to playing football in the NFL.
The QB had a rare interview with former NFL stars Chad Johnson, Adam “Pacman” Jones and Brandon Marshall for an episode of I Am Athlete.
Marshall asked the 34-year-old if he’d be interested in taking a similar role to Carmelo Anthony in the NBA (who signed for the veteran’s minimum, about $2.6 million, to play a minimized role with the Los Angeles Lakers.)
“I know I have to find my way back in. So, if I have to come in as a backup, that’s fine,”
“But that’s not 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.”
Kaepernick has been putting his skills on display recently – stopping by major cities all over the U.S., working out with college stars to show he still has the skills it takes to play in the NFL.
The quarterback made a claim following another one of his publicized workouts, saying:
“We just want the opportunity to walk in the door and show them what I can do.”
“And I think my talent, my skill set will speak for itself.”