Two years ago, Colin Kaepernick was a star quarterback in the NFL. Now no one wants to even talk to him.
Guys: this is not difficult. Teams are avoiding Kaepernick because they don't like fact he took knee for anthem.
No other reason.
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) May 9, 2017
NFL team executives don’t want to touch Kaepernick with a ten-foot pole. Many owners feel he betrayed his country by not standing for the national anthem.
Even those who were not personally offended are wary of fans reaction if he joined their team. There does not seem to be enough upside to Kaepernick to justify the risks he brings.
According to Bleacher Report:
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. Believe that. Or don’t. It’s up to you.
According to NBC Sports Kaepernick feels that he deserves a salary in the $10 million range and wants to be a starting quarterback. Chances of that happening seem to be slim to none.