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Ever since Colin Kaepernick kneeled in protest of the National Anthem during the 2016 NFL season, anonymous sources have been dropping different reasons as to why he can’t get a job in the NFL, instead of stating the actual real reason.
Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com recently got info from an anonymous 49ers staffer, who decided to state his or her reasons as to why Kaepernick is having a tough time landing a job. And it all has to do with his work habits.
“As one Niners employee explained it, Kaepernick wouldn’t stay late at the facility during the season like many quarterbacks routinely do, saying he’d take work home,” Breer writes. “And there were examples where coaches saw what looked like shoddy prep surfacing in inexplicable mental errors in games. Another staffer, asked if he thinks Kaepernick wants to keep playing, answered, ‘I do think he wants to play — to stay relevant.’”
Remember, these guys like Kaepernick, and felt like the distraction he brought to the team was very manageable after the initial surge of attention subsided. And these problems added to the deficiencies in his accuracy and consistency from the pocket.
What isn’t clear is whether the leaks come from a current or former 49ers employee. The article states that the person who expressed the belief that Kaepernick wants to play “to stay relevant” was employed by the team a year ago.