Colin Kaepernick Seen With Mookie Betts At Lakers Game After Latest NFL Push
Colin Kaepernick With Mookie Betts At Lakers Game ... After Latest NFL Push
3/14/2022 7:33 AM PT
In a rare public appearance, former NFL star Colin Kaepernick was spotted at the Lakers game Sunday night, choppin' it up with Dodgers star outfielder Mookie Betts.
During the broadcast of the Lakers-Suns game, cameras panned to Kaepernick, who was standing with Betts during a TV timeout ... which, of course, is worth noting 'cause Kap maintains a relatively low profile.
ESPN broadcast shows Mookie Betts and Colin Kaepernick chatting. I feel like it’s a rare public appearance for Kap.pic.twitter.com/6zMN20a4I3— Drake Bentley (@DrakeBentleyMJS) March 14, 2022 @DrakeBentleyMJS
Seeing Betts and Kap together is interesting. Colin's known for kneeling and Mookie, at one point, said he'd never kneel because his father served in the Air Force. Betts later changed his position by kneeling before a Dodgers game in 2020, saying, "I wasn't educated. My fault."
Kap's attendance at the game comes on the heels of the 34-year-old releasing a video last week of him working out ... which clearly served to put NFL owners on notice that he's still interested and capable of playing QB in the NFL.
The last time Kaepernick took a snap under center in the NFL was in 2016 ... as quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers. Kap's final season certainly wasn't his best, but the dual-threat QB contends he's been doing his part to stay in shape, and he's ready to play.
"For The past 5 years, I’ve been working out and staying ready in case an opportunity to play presented itself," Colin tweeted on Sunday. "I’m really grateful to my trainer, who I’ve been throwing to all this time."
"But man, do I miss throwing to professional route runners. Who’s working?? I will pull up."
For The past 5 years I’ve been working out and staying ready in case an opportunity to play presented itself. I’m really grateful to my trainer, who I’ve been throwing to all this time. But man, do I miss throwing to professional route runners.— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) March 13, 2022 @Kaepernick7
Who’s working?? I will pull up
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett stepped up and responded to Kap's request -- telling him that he would run routes for him. “Let’s do it bro! Me and my brother will come run routes for you!” Lockett wrote to Kap.
Kap responded saying, "Love to you and your brother! I’ll be there tomorrow. I’ll dm you to coordinate."