Months into the offseason, Colin Kaepernick is still an NFL free agent. And if a new report is correct, the former San Francisco quarterback may remain out of the league, unless there is a “rash of injuries” at the position.
According to Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman, there is only one reason that former San Francisco signal caller has not been able to find a new team.
“The reason Kaepernick still hasn’t been signed, I’ve been told by dozens of team officials this week, is because of the political stance he took in not standing for the flag last season to protest racial inequality,” Freeman wrote.
Freeman’s new piece backs up some of his previous reporting that claimed that 70 percent of NFL general managers “genuinely hate” Kaepernick . According to Freeman, four NFL team executives do believe Kaepernick will eventually get back in the league, “but only if there is a rash of injuries at the position.”
A host of free agent quarterbacks with statistics inferior to the 16 touchdowns and four interceptions Kaepernick posted in 11 games last season have found new NFL homes — including Blaine Gabbert, who served as Kaepernick’s backup for most of 2016. Gabbert recently inked a deal with the Arizona Cardinals.
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