Colin Kaepernick doesn’t see ‘substantial change’ in NFL since 2016

Colin Kaepernick last played in the NFL more than six years ago.

Since then, the league has undertaken several initiatives to invest resources in underfunded communities, has painted messages like “End Racism” on the end zones and commissioner Roger Goodell has even admitted being wrong about not listening to Kaepernick.

Still, Kaepernick, now 35, said he does not feel the NFL has changed much since teams opted not to sign him following the 2016 season.

“I haven’t seen any substantial change,” Kaepernick said Tuesday in an interview with NPR. “I think there is a lot of work to do on that front. Obviously, not playing and being out of the NFL for six years is an indictment on where they are currently at. So I wouldn’t put them at the forefront of goodwill and best of intentions in how they operate.”