The controversial former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick still remains teamless, and that’s leading many of his defenders to claim that he was right about race relations in America the entire time.
For those who don’t remember, Kaepernick is the player who infamously took a knee during the national anthem, because he didn’t want to honor a nation that “oppresses black people.” No word yet on whether or not his nearly $12 million salary was part of the oppression.
The man is getting so desperate to push the narrative of racial injustice that he’s already sabotaged his own prospects so he can claim discrimination.
According to the Daily Caller, Colin Kaepernick is still a free agent, and an NFL inside source told The Daily Caller Monday that the former 49ers quarterback has no one but himself to blame.
Despite the ongoing narrative that Kaepernick’s very public political views are preventing any NFL teams from offering him a roster spot, TheDC’s source claims Kaep himself has turned down at least one contract in the hopes of stirring up a media frenzy that eventually leads to a more lucrative deal for the 29-year-old vet.
Kaepernick allegedly doesn’t want to make “backup money” and specifically instructed his representative team not to sign one contract offered at the league’s minimum rate of $900,000 per year for a seventh-year player.
“Colin thinks he’s fighting a much higher battle than he is,” the source stated. “He views himself as a race messiah.”
The source further explained that the NFL has instructed teams and owners to hush news of Kaepernick’s contract negotiations.
Several teams, including the Ravens, Seahawks and Dolphins, have reportedly reached out to Kaepernick this offseason.
Just last week, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti confirmed he was interested in acquiring Kaepernick to play second-fiddle to oft-injured starter, Joe Flacco.
Two days after Baltimore first expressed interest, Ravens legend Ray Lewis posted a cryptic video telling Kaepernick to focus on football not activism.
As it would appear, Kaepernick’s unemployment status has more to do with Colin Kaepernick, and less to do with racism, than he’d like to admit. After all, given that roughly 70 percent of the NFL is black, it’s hard to imagine that the league has much problem with hiring black people.