NEW YORK — With the start of the NFL season just eight days away, Colin Kaepernick is still in search of a job, and it’s unclear if and when he’ll find one.
But what’s also unclear, according to former Steelers head coach and current CBS analyst Bill Cowher, is Kaepernick’s desire to play in the league.
“I’ve not heard from Colin Kaepernick this whole offseason in terms of coming out at this point to me,” Cowher told Sporting News on Wednesday at CBS’ NFL media day. “If I’m Colin Kaepernick I have to prove myself. I would say, ‘I would love the opportunity to show that I am a championship-winning quarterback again, and I understand that I am not going to be handed anything and that I would love the opportunity to come back.’ If he said that it would open the ears of a lot of teams.”
Kaepernick, who opted out of his contract with the 49ers during the offseason and whose unemployment has been connected to his kneeling for the national anthem last season, turns 30 in November.
“Fair or not, it’s the reality,” said