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Colin Kaepernick doesn’t need the NFL

Without throwing a pass or scoring a touchdown, he has established a moral presence that dwarfs the very game that has rejected him

On Jan. 1, 2017, Colin Kaepernick threw what likely was the last touchdown pass of his NFL career, a 9-yard strike to Garrett Celek in a loss to Seattle.

Kaepernick may have lost that game, but he has been winning mightily ever since.

The Undefeated’s writer-at-large, William C. Rhoden, explains why the embattled quarterback turned freedom fighter doesn’t need the game that made him a household name.