Report: NFL GM Says 70 Percent of Team Execs ‘Genuinely Hate’ Colin Kaepernick and Won’t Sign Him
Despite several teams having a severe need at the quarterback position, free agent signal caller Colin Kaepernick has drawn minimal interest as he searches for a new team. And according to a new report, the reason might be that more than two-thirds of NFL team executives “genuinely hate” him.
Bleacher Report spoke to an anonymous AFC general manager, who said that Kaepernick alienated many in NFL front offices by protesting the National Anthem during the 2016 season.
According to the unnamed GM, approximately 70 percent of teams, “genuinely hate him and can’t stand what he did. They want nothing to do with him. They won’t move on. They think showing no interest is a form of punishment.”
As for the rest of the league, the GM says that some teams believe Kaepernick can’t play the position well anymore, while the rest fear possible backlash from fans and even President Donald Trump.
“I think some teams also want to use Kaepernick as a cautionary tale to stop other players in the future from doing what he did,” the GM added.
Read the full report here, via Bleacher Report.
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