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WATCH: Colin Kaepernick Gives Elevator Pitch To NFL Teams After Throwing At Michigan’s Spring Game

Making his first TV appearance without a turtleneck in years was former San Francisco 49ers QB, Colin Kaepernick.

Kapernick appeared at Michigan’s Maize and Blue spring game on Saturday to not only be featured as honorary captain but to throw for NFL scouts present in Ann Arbor.

Out of the NFL since 2016, Kaepernick has persistently made public calls to teams pleading for a tryout — following years of calling out the League and its owners as racist.

At 34, Kaepernick is still throwing Hail Marys to stay in the spotlight

After tossing to free-agent wide receivers on Saturday, Kaepernick spoke with WXYZ Detroit’s Jeanna Trotman to give his pitch on a return to football.

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“We still get out there and sling it,” Kaepernick commented after his session. “Really, getting out here for the exhibition was to show that I can still do it. It’s one of the questions my agent keeps getting, so we want to make sure we can come out, show everyone I can still play, still throw it.”

Trotman asked Kaepernick what teams should expect from the polarizing play-caller.

“That I can help make you a better team,” Kapernick stated. “I can help you win games. I know right now the situation likely won’t allow me to come in and step into a starting role. I know I’ll be able to work my way to that, though.”

Also in attendance at the event was director Spike Lee, who is following Kaep as part of a new documentary that the two are developing — which will surely be all about football.

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Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Guided by Kevin Harlan on one shoulder, Eli Manning on the other, Alejandro joins the OutKick community with an authentic passion for sports, pop culture, America, and episodes of Jeopardy!

 

Twitter: @AlejandroAveela

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  1. No team wants you moron.

    Not because they are racist, because their fans don’t like you. You are bad for business.

    And the fans don’t like you because we are racist, we don’t like you because you are anti-police and anti-American.

    You can’t be a self proclaimed martyr and then try and come back. You can’t have it both ways.

  2. Am I the only one who ever actually listened to what this guy said? Malcom X or MLK he is not. His assertions about racism in America sounded more like Kamala Harris trying to explain foreign policy than any coherent stance on anything yet the journo s heralded him as a sage. Spike Lee will splice the tape to do the same. The guy is an XFL caliber talent loathed by the majority of fans as a huckster and malcontent.

  3. You would have to be nuts to sign this chump. Besides not being very talented, all the racism he would bring with him would alienate a lot of people. Additionally, you could never get rid of him, trade or cut. Racism would be screamed from the mountaintop. Such a loser. And so are the folks that support him and the lame media that allows him a voice.

  4. I’m surprised at how tissue-paper soft this guy’s character is. After all the racist nonsense he’s said and all the money he’s received (collusion payout??), along with the self-inflicted alienation he’s experiencing, he’s STILL crying victim for not being allowed to be a ‘slave’ again.

  5. The fact that he had Spike Lee in tow documenting this very staged event for the cameras tells you everything you need to know about this stunt. At this point, I kind of feel sorry for him that his life is this utterly meaningless that he keeps going back to the same well in a desperate bid for attention. Don’t think he’s very intelligent at the end of the day.

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