It’s been four months since quarterback Colin Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers and despite his stellar performance stats, he remains unsigned.
Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall is one of the latest NFL stars to sound off on Kaepernick’s continued free agency, which began following a season of the former University of Nevada-Reno star protesting the oppression of Black people in America by originally sitting, then, later, taking a knee during the national anthem.
“Maybe the owners are scared of having that distraction on the team or maybe fans boycott the games or whatever case it may be,” Marshall said to Altitude Sports Network Tuesday, June 6. “Honestly, if everybody really sat and looked at the reasons why he did it, he didn’t hurt nobody.
“Colin, he’s done so much for the community. He was named top 100 most influential person [by Time magazine]. I think, ‘Why wouldn’t you want that? That exhibits leadership.’”
Kaepernick’s most notable accomplishments with the 49ers include leading the team to the Super Bowl in 2013 and throwing 16 touchdowns and only four interceptions with what Marshall called a “terrible team” in 2016.
“So, I mean, what’s the real issue is the question.”
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