"I want to tell the story of my evolution, and the events that led me to protest systemic oppression, in hopes that it will inspire others to rise in action", the 32-year-old said in a statement, which notes Kaepernick promises to share "the life experiences that led him to risk his career as a star NFL Super Bowl quarterback in one silent act of protest".
Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick decries "American imperialism" in a series of tweets after the US airstrike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
Kap sparked worldwide conversation when he started his demonstration in 2016. saying he was bringing attention to police brutality and racial inequality. Audible, the producer and seller of spoken audio entertainment, will release the spoken-word version and will partner with the imprint to create original content from and about influential figures.
"My protest was the culmination of years of thought and experiences, of learning and unlearning", Kap says.
Kaepernick, 32, has not played in the National Football League since opting out of his contract with the 49ers in 2017 once Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch took over as San Francisco's coach and general manager, respectively. "So I not only wanted to give insight into what led me to protest through my memoir, I wanted to make sure I was able to retain the ownership over my story in the process".
Kaepernick added that he hopes to use the partnership between his publishing company and Audible to "elevate Black and Brown voices who can empower future generations".
The league arranged a private workout for him in November that 24-plus teams were expected to attend.
"My desire to play football is still there", Kaepernick told Bell. "I still train five days a week. I'll be looking forward to it". The workout soon became mired in controversy after a discrepancy over a liability waiver.
In December a year ago, however, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell cast doubts over Kaepernick's chances of returning to professional football, suggesting the league had moved on.
Colin Kaepernick is touching down in a new arena.