Eric Reid’s perfect response to Colin Kaepernick’s impending NFL workout
On Tuesday, news broke that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will have a workout in Atlanta to showcase his skills in front of NFL scouts. His running mate during the Kaepernick kneeling saga, Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid, responded to said news.
In response to the news of Kaepernick, Reid quoted Malcolm X, a human rights activist and central figure during the civil rights movement. Said Reid, via Carolina Blitz:
“I’ll quote Malcolm X, ‘If you stick a knife nine inches down my back and pull it out six, it’s not progress, there is still a knife in my back.’ So, we’ll see what happens.”
Reid was the first player to join Kaepernick in 2016 to draw attention to racial injustice. The two united in a legal battle with the NFL, which ended earlier in 2019 with a settlement. Since then, Kaepernick has reportedly received little to no interest in the NFL, while Reid has stared as a starting safety for the Panthers.
The NFL officially informed clubs of Kaepernick’s Saturday workout on Tuesday. The session will include on-the-field work and interviews. Video of the on-the-field work and interviews will be made available to interested teams.
On Twitter, Kaepernick responded to the Saturday workout, saying: “I’ve been in shape and ready for this for 3 years, can’t wait to see the head coaches and GMs on Saturday.” He notes that the news came as a surprise to him and his team.
Only time will tell if Kaepernick finds himself back in the NFL.