The ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is eyeing a comeback after being six years away from the league. Amidst speculations linking him to numerous NFL groups, however failing to get a job, there’s curiosity about his potential curiosity in the CFL. Notably, Kaepernick mentored Cody Fajardo, now a CFL QB, throughout their time at Nevada.
Former Wolf Pack QB Cody Fajardo was once a freshman when Kap was a senior at Nevada. Fajardo, who had good phrases with Kaepernick and thought-about him his mentor, now performs for the Montreal Alouettes in the CFL. In a recent interview, Cody Fajardo was requested if he had spoken to the former NFL QB about the alternatives in the CFL as he was searching for an NFL job.
“When I used to be popping out of school, I requested him so much about the NFL course of and the mix. And then his circle began to shrink nearer and nearer and then someday I simply stopped getting textual content from him,” Fajardo mentioned. “I do know this if I have been to run into Kaepernick right this moment, we’d be speaking like we’ve seen one another each single day of the previous,”
Cody Fajardo in the interview talked about that he used to have good communication with the former San Francisco 49ers QB as he sought recommendation throughout his transition interval from faculty. However, in recent times, the two should not in contact with one another. Fajardo remembers that he ultimately stopped receiving texts and updates from him.
Colin Kaepernick’s Impact on Cody Fajardo’s Football Journey
Later in the interview, Fajardo revealed how a lot of an impression Colin Kaepernick had on him. He talked about that in the event that they met right this moment, their bond can be simply as robust as earlier than. The Alouettes QB appreciated Kaepernick’s mentorship throughout their time collectively at Nevada. When the former 49ers QB was a senior, Fajardo was a freshman, however Kap wholeheartedly took the duty of guiding him in the proper route.
“He was a senior after I was a red-shirt freshman and he had no obligation to point out me the means and so I owe him so much. He taught me the right way to be a quarterback at Nevada.”
The 31-year-old QB thinks Kaepernick helped him enhance his quarterback expertise at Nevada. Kap gave him tricks to put together for the mix, going through workforce interviews, and coping with the NFL draft. Fajardo feels lucky to have discovered from Kaepernick and different nice quarterbacks in his life which formed his soccer profession.
Fajardo tried his luck in the NFL nevertheless, he went undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft and later signed in with the Oakland Raiders solely to be waved off earlier than the season started. The former Nevada star then moved on to the CFL to hitch the Toronto Argonauts. After taking part in two seasons with them, he went on to play for the British Columbia Lions and Saskatchewan Roughriders and is presently related to the Montreal Alouettes.