1. Bigger than the NFL
We’ve alluded to this earlier, but many simply believe that Kaepernick is bigger than the NFL. In short, he is more than a football player now. Kaepernick is a social justice icon who may one day appear in history books. The impact of him taking a knee has yet to be determined. However, it could be a massive turning point in sports and politics.
He simply has so many options outside of football that there’s no need for him to return. Sure, he may still love the game but he’s making a difference off the field, creating conversations and bringing ideas to the attention of people across the US. Finally, that might be better for him.