As free agency looms near, it seems it’s going to be yet another year of NFL teams purposely avoiding Colin Kaepernick despite the talent he could bring to the QB position, and it all stems from his decision to kick off the protests during the National Anthem.
Jake Plummer strongly believes those teams are too “scared” and “uneducated” to sign Colin Kaepernick and even referred to people inside those organizations as “bigoted people.”
The former Denver Broncos QB was speaking with Broncos reporter Nicki Jhabvala about the former San Francisco 49ers future within the league when he dropped these comments.
Was talking to Jake Plummer this morning about quarterbacks and free agency and potential fits in Denver. Colin Kaepernick’s name came up, and I asked Plummer if he believed an NFL team would give Kaepernick a chance to play. His response: pic.twitter.com/lstfcQ5ox0
— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) March 6, 2018
“I think that they’re all scared and that they’re uneducated on him as a person and what he wants to do.”
“I don’t know if he wants to play for organizations run by scared, kind of bigoted people that don’t understand what it’s like to be in the shoes of someone like him and to see the things he’s seen and relate to the people that go through the atrocities of what everyday people deal with.”
“I don’t know. I hope someone does [sign him]. I would really love it because I love watching him play. I would love to see him come here [to Denver] but I’m not sure if they would do that.”
Kaepernick received interest from the Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens last year, but both elected to not sign him and sign a lesser QB instead.