Who knew a fan could nominate someone to the hall?
Apparently a fan did exactly that. Former San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has been nominated to the Hall of Fame.
As the rule states, any individual can make a nomination with a letter.
“Any fan may nominate any player, coach or contributor who has been connected with pro football simply by writing to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The only restriction is that a player and coach must have been retired at least five years before he can be considered.”
The person who nominated Kaepernick explained his thought process to USA Today:
“It is my pleasure, privilege, and responsibility as a supporter of racial equality to nominate Mr. Colin Kaepernick,” Birkett wrote. “Mr Kaepernick has shown exceptional courage in highlighting the damaging effects of racial injustice on Black people and on our society as a whole. His respectful kneeling posture has created a powerful symbol for those who are oppressed by our society.”
Kaepernick won’t be eligible for the Hall Of Fame until he’s been out of the league for five years.
I don’t think anyone is going to vote him in, but you never know what can go down between now and the time he’s officially eligible.