The past 3 days have been filled with news of players signing contracts after free agency starting, but there has still been no news on Colin Kaepernick.
Kaepernick, who once upon a time led the 49ers to the Super Bowl, became a much discussed player in 2016 after he led the charge in kneeling during the national anthem in solidarity with those who have suffered police brutality, namely those in the Black community who had been killed by police officers while unarmed. At this point, if any teams have made contact with the quarterback, it has been kept so tightly under wraps that there aren’t even hints of rumors going around the mill.
Kaepernick’s kneeling controversy may be a part of the reason behind this lack of offers, though he has since said that he would no longer continue with this action, according to NBC. Another consideration, however may be that he had not had the best season. According to statistics from ESPN and Football Outsiders, he had ranked 30th of NFL passsers last season.
While the Broncos had exhibited interest in Kaepernick last year, and with the Jets, Browns, and Texans still looking for a quarterback, the radio silence is still worrying for his current and future prospects. It has yet to be seen if Kaepernick’s past successes and promise to keep to his feet in the future will secure his position on a team, though with the free agency open, time will tell.