As the NFL season draws closer, former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick still remain unsigned. Many believe that he is being keep off NFL rosters as punishment for his national anthem protest during the previous season. Despite the lack of opportunities, the 29 year old signal caller remains focus on one thing, social change.
Over the last year, Kaepernick has been putting his money and time to work for good. While in the midst of his protest he pledge to donate $1 million to charities devoted to fighting racial injustice. To date he has donated $800,000 to multiple organizations, including his most recent contribution of $34,000 to J.Cole’s Dreamville Foundation.
Dreamville is a nonprofit foundation that is designed to help the young people in Cole’s hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina, accomplish their dreams.
The news was first publicized by ESPN’s Darren Rovell, who tweeted the various organizations the NFL star has donated to.
No matter your opinion of his reasons and method of protest, you have to commend his commitment to doing good. It is most likely the reason why so many people have stood up for Kaepernick in the wake of his apparent blacklisting from the league. Whether the QB, who finished last season with 16 touchdowns against only four interception in 12 games last season. Those stats gave him a QB rating of 90.7 for the season, 17th among qualifying starters.