The Rock recently extended an offer that may have represented Kaepernick’s final hope of returning to the gridiron as a professional football player.

The WWE Hall of Famer and owner of the XFL reportedly tried to sign Kaepernick to his upstart league after meeting with his representatives, but unfortunately, the two sides failed to reach an agreement. The XFL season is slated to begin in February 2024, shortly after Super Bowl LVIII. So, there is still time for Kaepernick’s comeback story to end on his terms. But for now, that notion remains unlikely.