89+ Best Colin Kaepernick Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Colin Rand Kaepernick is an American football quarterback who is a free agent. He played six seasons for the San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League. Profoundly inspirational Colin Kaepernick quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Famous Colin Kaepernick Quotes

I’m going to speak the truth when I’m asked about it. This isn’t for look. This isn’t for publicity or anything like that. This is for people that don’t have the voice. Colin Kaepernick

People don’t realize what’s really going on in this country. There are a lot of things that are going on that are unjust. People aren’t being held accountable for. And that’s something that needs to change. That’s something that this country stands for: freedom, liberty, and justice for all. Colin Kaepernick

America stands for freedom, liberty and justice for all. And it’s not happening for all right now. Colin Kaepernick

How can you stand for the national anthem of a nation that preaches and propagates freedom and justice for all, that’s so unjust to the people living there. Colin Kaepernick

We have to unite. We have to unify and make a change. Colin Kaepernick

I can’t look in the mirror and see other people dying in the street that should have the same opportunities that I’ve had and say I can live with myself because I can’t if I just watch. Colin Kaepernick

If intimidation is your game plan, I hope you have a better one. Colin Kaepernick

There’s a social responsibility that we have to be educated on these things, to talk about these things. Colin Kaepernick

People are dying in vain because America isn’t holding their end of the bargain up, as far as giving freedom and justice, liberty to everybody. That’s something that’s not happening. Colin Kaepernick

We have a lot of people that are oppressed. We have a lot of people that aren’t treated equally, aren’t given equal opportunities. Police brutality is a huge thing that needs to be addressed. There are a lot of issues that need to be talked about, need to be brought to life, and we need to fix those. Colin Kaepernick

There’s people being murdered unjustly and not being held accountable. People are being given paid leave for killing people. That’s not right. That’s not right by anyone’s standards. Colin Kaepernick

History has proven that there has never been a period in the history of America that anti blackness has not been an ever present terror. Colin Kaepernick

I’m going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed. Colin Kaepernick

People sometimes forget that love is at the root of our resistance. Colin Kaepernick

I have great respect for the men and women that have fought for the USA. I have family, I have friends that have gone and fought for this country. And they fight for freedom, they fight for the people, they fight for liberty and justice, for everyone. That’s not happening. Colin Kaepernick

This is for people that don’t have the voice, and this is for people that are being oppressed and need to have equal opportunities to be successful. Colin Kaepernick

Pressure comes from a lack of preparation. Colin Kaepernick

I realize that men and women of the military go out and sacrifice their lives and put themselves in harm’s way for my freedom of speech and my freedoms in this country, and my freedom to take a seat or take a knee, so I have the utmost respect for them, and I think what I did was taken out of context and spun a different way. Colin Kaepernick

If we reach common ground, and can understand what everybody’s going through, we can really affect change. And make sure that everyone is trated equally and has the same freedom. Colin Kaepernick

There’s police brutality. People of color have been targeted by police. That’s something that this country has to change. Colin Kaepernick

You have people that practice law and are lawyers and go to school for eight years, but you can become a cop in six months and don’t have to have the same amount of training as a cosmetologist. That’s insane. Someone that’s holding a curling iron has more education and more training than people that have a gun and are going out on the street to protect us. Colin Kaepernick

Mental health, for me, is doing everything I can to help this team win. Sitting around not doing anything isn’t something I’ve been too big on since I was young. Colin Kaepernick

There are a lot of things that are going on that are unjust. People aren’t being held accountable for. And that’s something that needs to change. Colin Kaepernick

Most people don’t want to change. They’re comfortable and set in their ways. But in order to change, you have to be able to agitate people at times. And I think that’s something that’s very necessary for us to improve as a country. Colin Kaepernick

There is police brutality. People of color have been targeted by police. Colin Kaepernick

I never weighed myself when I was at my lightest because I didn’t want to know. Colin Kaepernick

You have Hillary Clinton who has called black teens or black kids super predators, you have Donald Trump who’s openly racist. We have a presidential candidate who has deleted emails and done things illegally and is a presidential candidate. That doesn’t make sense to me because if that was any other person you’d be in prison. Colin Kaepernick

A lot of them have families to feed, and I think it’s a tragic situation where players aren’t comfortable speaking what’s on their mind or what’s right because they’re afraid of consequences that come along with it. That’s not an ideal environment for anybody. Colin Kaepernick

I watch a lot of cartoons. I watch a lot of SpongeBob SquarePants and Phineas and Ferb. Colin Kaepernick

I have great respect for the religion. I know a lot of people that are Muslim and are phenomenal people. Colin Kaepernick

There’s a lot of things that need to change. One specifically? Police brutality. Colin Kaepernick

I don’t believe in pressure. The pressure is not being prepared for what you want to do.  Colin Kaepernick

There are things that have gone on in the USA for years and years and have never been addressed, and they need to be. Colin Kaepernick

If you work hard and perform well, it doesn’t matter whether you’re 20 or 40. People are going to follow, and you can go in there and run the show.  Colin Kaepernick

God has brought me this far. He has laid out a phenomenal path for me. And I can’t do anything but thank him Colin Kaepernick

People are dying in vain because this country isn’t holding their end of the bargain up as far as, you know, giving freedom and justice and liberty to everybody. Colin Kaepernick

I can’t look in the mirror and see people dying on the street that should have the same opportunities that I’ve had. And say ‘You know what? I can live with myself.’ Because I can’t if I just watch. Colin Kaepernick

I have great respect for people’s right to believe what they want to believe. And I don’t think anybody should be prosecuted or judged based on what their beliefs are. Colin Kaepernick

I just want to improve game to game and try to get better. Colin Kaepernick

People can talk all they want; that doesn’t affect how I go about my business. Colin Kaepernick

It’s not really pressure, unless you’re not prepared. Colin Kaepernick

It’s a touchy subject, ’cause I never want to take it there, where it seems like it’s all about race. But I feel like that’s something that comes along with the territory of being a black quarterback. When you have success  Oh, you’re a freak athlete. Not, Oh, you’re a good quarterback. Colin Kaepernick

If you want to understand what I’m thinking further, come talk to me. It shouldn’t be something that should be hidden. These conversations need to happen and can bring everybody closer. Colin Kaepernick

People sometimes forget that love is at the root of our resistance.

I’ll never take the easy way out.

I think people are really talking about it. Having conversations about how to make change. Colin Kaepernick

Being an NFL quarterback there’s a lot of advantages that come with it. There are a lot of doors that open when you’re a quarterback but at the same time there’s a lot of scrutiny. There are a lot of things you can’t do as well. Colin Kaepernick

You’re always going to be mad about a bad play.

Something you’re aware of being a quarterback coming here you have expectations, and you want to live up to those. Colin Kaepernick

Will Smith is a funny person, a very likable person, but at the same time he can be serious and really handle his business. I’ll stay away from talking about his rapping abilities, though.

There’s a lot of things that need to change, a lot of different issues that need to be addressed. Colin Kaepernick

Camp Taylor is a foundation that I’m connected with right now, and anything I can do to help them and help those kids is something I want to do.

For me, off the field, cartoons are something that can ease my mind and get me back into having fun and just relaxing. Colin Kaepernick

How can you stand for the national anthem of a nation that preaches and propagates freedom and justice for all, that’s so unjust to the people living there.

I’ve seen videos, I’ve seen circumstances where men and women that have been in the military have come back and been treated unjustly by the country they have fought for, and have been murdered by the country they fought for, on our land. That’s not right. Colin Kaepernick

As I got older my identity developed and my place in society and my understanding of that developed.

I have to learn more in order to preserve my body. Colin Kaepernick

If you’re going to do something, do it to be the best.

For me, I don’t really see a lot of the things I do as what I do, I see that as what our team does. It just happens to be that I’m the quarterback in those situations. Colin Kaepernick

I just want to improve game to game and try to get better.

I see myself as a quarterback who had the run the option for the offense to be successful. Colin Kaepernick

You have to train hard and be strong while staying flexible and limber, so I’m trying to find that balance.

I’m a Brewers fan. I was born in Milwaukee, so I’m all Wisconsin teams all day. Colin Kaepernick

You’re going to hurt, yes. You’re going to have tweaks and problems. But you’re a football player; you can play through those.

I was better at baseball, but I really loved football. Colin Kaepernick , Colin Kaepernick quotes on football

We have a presidential candidate who has deleted emails and done things illegally and is a presidential candidate. That doesn’t make sense to me because if that was any other person you’d be in prison.

I was always a Favre fan. I was born in Wisconsin, and my whole family was Packers fans, so I grew up watching him. Colin Kaepernick

Seeking the truth, finding the truth, telling the truth, and living the truth has been and will always be what guides my actions.

There are a lot of other parts on this team that do great things to make it easy for me to go out there. Colin Kaepernick

You have to take care of the ball to win football games.

Score a touchdown, kiss your tattoo. Kaepernicking! Colin Kaepernick

I have great respect for people’s right to believe what they want to believe. And I don’t think anybody should be prosecuted or judged based on what their beliefs are.

Camp Taylor is a foundation that I’m connected with right now, and anything I can do to help them and help those kids is something I want to do. Colin Kaepernick

People are dying in vain because this country isn’t holding their end of the bargain up as far as, you know, giving freedom and justice and liberty to everybody.

I was a Packers fan growing up, and just to see the way he played the game and how excited he was about it all the time, he’s my favorite. Colin Kaepernick

We have a lot of people that are oppressed. We have a lot of people that aren’t treated equally, and aren’t given equal opportunities. Police brutality is a huge thing that needs to be addressed.

Will Smith is a funny person, a very likable person, but at the same time he can be serious and really handle his business. I’ll stay away from talking about his rapping abilities, though. Colin Kaepernick

I say this as a person who receives credit for using my platform to protest systemic oppression, racialized injustice, and the dire consequences of anti-blackness in America

I think people have put too much focus on me. I don’t think they realize the other weapons we have on this team. I don’t think they realize the great offensive line that we have. Colin Kaepernick

A lot of them have families to feed, and I think it’s a tragic situation where players aren’t comfortable speaking what’s on their mind or what’s right because they’re afraid of consequences that come along with it. That’s not an ideal environment for anybody.

You’re always going to be mad about a bad play. Colin Kaepernick

Racialized oppression and dehumanization are evolving into the very fabric of our nation.

It is really like a family. We are around each other more than we are around anybody else. The time we spend together, and the hard work we put in together, is going to build a close team. Colin Kaepernick

I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.

It’s important for people to know that I’m still focused on football I’m handling my business to get ready for the next season. Colin Kaepernick

And if we reach common ground and can understand what everybody is going through, we can really affect change and make sure that everybody is treated equally and has the same freedoms.

Going out on the field frantically isn’t going to help you score points. You have to try to lead your team. Colin Kaepernick

I have great respect for men and women who fought for this country. I have family, I have friends that have gone to fight for this country. And they fight for freedom, they fight for liberty and justice, for everyone.

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