Colin Kaepernick does not seem to be worried about his current status as an unemployed quarterback, the foolishness spewing from the president’s mouth or the fact that conservative NFL owners are colluding to force him out of the league as payback for him taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality and societal inequities.
He continues his social philanthropy and quest to help others in need. While the current presidential administration has threatened to make fiscal cuts to the Meals on Wheels program, Kaepernick just donated $50,000 out of his own pockets to the organization.
As Colin Kaepernick waits for a job opportunity, he continues to donate to charity. His latest includes $50K for Meals on Wheels pic.twitter.com/j5ERyWpSz2
Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 21, 2017
For all of those who said he wasn’t doing anything but creating a distraction and disrespecting the flag, his actions show that he’s in fact living up to the ideals of what America is really supposed to stand for.
His former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh says if given a chance, Kaepernick could lead another team to the Super Bowl.
“Again, you look at the history of the position and … myself, I don’t think I even started until I was 26, maybe it was 27,” Harbaugh said on NBC sports radio. “My fourth year in the league, I became a full-time starter. A lot of quarterbacks really come into their own in their late 20s and even their early 30s. It seems that these days people aren’t as patient. They want to label someone as being great or not being able to play, being a bust so quickly these days. Even after they label them great, then if a quarterback struggles for a season, all of a sudden they can’t wait to tear them down. Build them up to tear them down.”
Kaepernick has four postseason wins on his rsum and led the 49ers to Super Bowl XLVII in his second season in the league.
“I think he’s an outstanding player,” Harbaugh said. “I think he’s a great competitor who’s proven it in games and has the ability to be not only an NFL starter but a great NFL player.”
To his credit, Kaepernick has some more important things on his mind than just football.