Perhaps Kaepernick should take his talents beyond football


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In 2013, Colin Kaepernick played for the San Francisco 49ers; the best use of his talents might be off the field.

Nick Dunivant, Staff Writer

Since the beginning of his battle with the NFL, Colin Kaepernick has not only been regarded as a high-level athlete but has grown into something far more influential. Colin Kaepernick, whether you like it or not, has become an icon. He broke NFL jersey sale records, created a movement, and has become a modern civil rights leader.

Through his year-long battle against the NFL, Kaepernick has voiced his desire to continue playing professional football regardless of the league. Something that went under the radar this year revolving around him was the offer by the newly found Alliance of American Football (AAF) to play football once again. For whatever reason, Kaepernick still wanted the NFL franchise’s quarterback money. Rumor has it that he asked for 20 million dollars a year from a league that has an average team payroll of around 5 million dollars.

Do I think Kaepernick would be worth 25 million dollars to the league? No. No shot. The league almost fell apart one game into the year because of money issues. Taking on a 25 million dollar contract wouldn’t have helped. In all honesty, if he only wants to play for 25 million dollars a year, he might as well give up the goal of playing professional football and focus on leading a new breed of young civil right activists, which is something the world just might need right about now.