John Elway Says Colin Kaepernick ‘Had His Chance’ To Play With Broncos

John Elway Says Colin Kaepernick ‘Had His Chance’ To Play With Broncos

Broncos president John Elway said Thursday he isn't pursuing Colin Kaepernick to be his team's backup quarterback, because Kaepernick has already turned down an offer from him.

Chad Kelly and Paxton Lynch are now battling it out for the Broncos' No. 2 quarterback spot, but Elway said Tuesday that the team may bring in a veteran pivot. "We offered him a contract, he didn't take it".

"Well, you know what and I said this a while ago, Colin had his chance to be here", said Elway, according to Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic. "As I said in my deposition. he had his chance to be here, he passed it".

That makes it sound like the Broncos extended an offer to Kaepernick within the last two years.

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Kaepernick and former 49ers teammate Eric Reid, who also kneeled during the anthem and is without a job in the National Football League, have filed collusion grievances against the NFL. Elway was one of a number of front-office executives to give a deposition in the proceedings in Kaepernick's presence.

Social media went insane and wild with assumptions that Kaepernick, who has been fighting to get back in the league, would all of a sudden turn down a deal to get back in the NFL.

But it won't be Kaepernick, the former San Francisco quarterback whose protest of racial injustice and police brutality have left him without a job since his contract with the 49ers expired after the 2016 season.

Kaepernick ultimately chose to stay with the 49ers.