Colin Kaepernick's agent released a statement on Thursday reaffirming the former 49ers quarterback's desire to play in the NFL.
Kaepernick's team sent out a two-page document intending to "set the record straight" on the "many false narratives in the media regarding [Kaepernick]."
The document confirmed Kaepernick is still allowed to seek employment after filing a grievance against the NFL. His former 49ers teammate, Eric Reid, filed the same grievance and is currently employed by the Panthers. It also addressed how Kaepernick has not been offered a job since 2016 when he began kneeling during the national anthem as a means of protesting racial inequality and police brutality.
The statement answered other questions about Kaepernick's attempts to keep playing in the NFL.
"Has Colin ever had a workout with an NFL team?
"No, not a single team has brought Colin in for a workout. Seattle brought Colin in for a visit but did not work him out. Afterwards, Pete Carroll said Colin is a "starter in this league." No other NFL team has interviewed or worked out Colin in the past 3 seasons, despite other false statements in the media to the contrary.
"Have you reached out to every team on Colin's behalf?
"I have reached out to all 32 teams about Colin's employment, with little to no response from teams about an opportunity for Colin. In 25 years, I have never seen anything like it."
The document also highlighted Kaepernick's career stats and how he's been working out five days a week for three years to stay prepared to potentially rejoin the league.
After Kaepernick began protesting in 2016, dozens of other NFL players ultimately joined him. In 2017, he opted out of his 49ers contract in March and later filed a grievance with Eric Reid against the NFL for collusion. The two sides reached an agreement on a settlement in February 2019.