Spike Lee sticks up for Colin Kaepernick: Teams shunning QB is BS

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick

Bleacher Report spoke to an anonymous AFC general manager, who said that Kaepernick alienated many in NFL front offices by protesting the National Anthem during the 2016 season.

But because Kaepernick is who he is, there are multiple theories as to why he has not yet found a new home, or even much interest from any teams looking for quarterback help.

Lee, a notorious NY sports fan, specifically pointed to the Jets. The team appears to be moving on from Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Geno Smith is expected to sign with the New York Giants. But while the free-agent quarterback pickings are slim, sources say Kaepernick isn't on the Jets' radar.

The Mercury News also reported Kaepernick is spending the offseason training in NY and continuing to engage in social activism. The Jets also remain interested in Jay Cutler and perhaps others in what is considered a weak free-agent QB class.

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San Francisco general manager John Lynch won't say "never" about his team re-signing Kaepernick. They think he's shot.

Jets owner Woody Johnson is a prominent GOP supporter who raised millions for Donald Trump; last fall, during the presidential campaign, Johnson blamed Kaepernick for being one of the main reasons for the NFL's declining TV ratings. They are not fans of what Kaepernick has done that is why no one is reaching out to him.

"I think some teams also want to use Kaepernick as a cautionary tale to stop other players in the future from doing what he did", an unnamed GM added. The football reasons are undeniable; at the quarterback position, the supply doesn't meet demand - especially given the trade demands of teams that have quarterbacks they'd be willing to move. After the season-long protest, the quarterback announced he would stand during the national anthem in the upcoming season.

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