Initial Findings

Initially, I was reluctant to choose Colin Kaepernick for our image repair paper topic. Colin Kaepernick’s case is unique for many reasons but mostly because his image is still in repair today. It still remains to be seen whether or not he will be signed by an NFL team and how much his actions last season really effected his career long term.

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While his tactics were, and still remain, simple and calculated, the once elite QB has had some speed bumps along the way. In this paper, we will discuss why the protest began, why it ended, and how Kaepernick handled repairing his image along the way. I am very excited to analyze all areas of this image repair journey, especially while Colin Kaepernick is in the midst of finding the next step of his life.

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Kaepernick has made donations, set up a website, explained himself and defended his beliefs every step of the way, but it remains to be seen whether or not it will be enough for an NFL team this Fall. I am excited to learn more about Colin Kaepernick’s image and explore all areas of the QB’s life. Is this the end of Colin Kaepernick or just a change in direction? The answer remains to be seen.

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