Then he chose to spit in the face of our nation by defiantly refusing to stand for the national anthem when it was played during the opening ceremonies of the NFL games in which his team played. "The problem is three things are happening with him". And the team Lee targeted for Kaepernick to play for - the New York Jets - are owned by Woody Johnson, a longtime Republican donor who endorsed Donald Trump for president. They think he is done, shot.
After starting the season off as a backup, Kaepernick actually put up solid numbers previous year, tossing 16 touchdowns and just four interceptions on a bad Niners team.
"Second, some teams fear the backlash from fans after getting him", he continued. I would say that number is around 10%.
Meanwhile, teams like the Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, Buffalo Bills, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars and others are also looking for their solution at the position - and none of them are looking Kaepernick's way.
"They want nothing to do with him", the GM said.
National Football League teams will overlook or justify just about anything for a player with good tape. They won't move on. They burned jerseys, restaurants refused to show 49ers games, and many fans went as far as refusing to buy tickets to the games. His caption read in part: "How Is It That There Are 32 NFL Teams And Kap Is Still A Free Agent? WTF". What's more, this source told Freeman, leagues bosses want to use Kaepernick as an example to discourage other employees from taking similar political stands in the future.
Lee wrote on Instagram Sunday that he had brunch with Kaepernick in NY.
After opting out of his 49ers contract earlier this month, Kaepernick said that he planned to end his kneeling protest against police brutality and the oppression of minorities in the U.S.
One executive who spoke to the Bleacher Report called the quarterback "an embarrassment to football".
Lynch also revealed that Kaepernick was close to signing with another team, but a deal failed to materialize.