3 months ago
He hasn’t played a down in the NFL in nearly years, but there’s a chance, albeit a slight one, Colin Kaepernick will find his way onto a Pro Bowl roster this season.
The NFL is testing out a system this year that allows fans to vote for Pro Bowlers on Twitter by using the hashtag #ProBowlVote and writing in the player they want to see play in Orlando following the season.
But players don’t have to be on an official ballot in order to receive votes.
Kaepernick’s supporters on Twitter have already begun voting for him, though there’s no way to tell how many votes he has received at this time.
Every retweet is a vote.
We need some big numbers to get this noticed and in the news.
Retweet and make the NFL respond to the people’s desire to see Kaepernick play. pic.twitter.com/uX3Xqr0IpM
— Resist Programming 🛰 (@RzstProgramming) November 30, 2018
#ProBowlVote Colin Kaepernick
I will take a knee #ImWithKap.Our great nation was founded on the bed rock of Life,Liberty,& the Pursuit of Happiness.USA Ult Right Nationals & the Aristocracts want us to forget this.@Kaepernick7 is a Real Patriot United We Kneel 🇺🇸
— Skorpius (@SkorpiusAM) December 3, 2018
— Andrea Johnson (@dreajay) December 2, 2018
That number actually might not matter because the NFL may not count the votes and maintain only players who are on rosters are eligible for the Pro Bowl.
However, there is always the chance the league will appease the fans and let Kaepernick play in the Pro Bowl, similar to the way the NBA allowed Magic Johnson to play in the All-Star before the 1991-92 season following his HIV diagnosis.Read the full story at ProFootballTalk