Former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick hasn’t played professional football in several years, but he’s been keeping a big profile with Nike endorsements, activism and public NFL workouts, among other things. Now, the former Super Bowl signal caller is planning to add another career to his résumé: Published author.
According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, Kaepernick has announced that he will be releasing his own memoir. Per the report, it will be published via his publishing company, Kaepernick Publishing. The book is set to release sometime in 2020.
USA Today noted that the book will also have an audio version available on Audible, a subsidiary of Amazon. Audible will work with Kaepernick Publishing to release other audio versions of their published content.
Colin Kaepernick, activist and athlete, announced today that he will release his memoir through his own publishing company, Kaepernick Publishing, in 2020.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 13, 2020
Despite his foray into book-writing, Kaepernick has no plans on giving up on his NFL dream. He stated publicly that he still trains every day and will be ready as soon as he gets a call.
“My desire to play football is still there,” Kaepernick said. “I still train five days a week. I’m ready to go, I’m ready for a phone call, tryout, workout at any point in time. I’m still waiting on the owners and their partners to stop running from this situation. So I hope I get a call this offseason. I’ll be looking forward to it.”
Late in 2019, Kaepernick put on a public workout where NFL scouts were in attendance. But the circumstances around that workout were mired in controversy, and Kaepernick reportedly did not receive any calls from interested teams when all was said and done.
For now though, it appears that Kaepernick isn’t hurting for money, so he’s free to pursue whatever dreams he’d like.
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