The NFL season is just around the corner and former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is still out of a job — but that’s not because a team hasn’t offered him a contract, a new report reveals.
Kaepernick became the most controversial player in the NFL last year after he protested the national anthem at each game by taking a knee. He began his protest to bring attention to the issue of police brutality in the U.S.
The protest resonated with many of the league’s players, but it largely disenfranchised patriotic football fans because they saw it as extremely disrespectful to America. Kaepernick’s popularity in the league tanked, and after another up-and-down season in 2016, Kaepernick opted for free agency, leaving his longtime team, the San Francisco 49ers.
Kaepernick has remained unsigned through the offseason, leading many of his supporters to accuse the NFL of “blackballing” him for his controversial protest.