Colin Kaepernick is a free agent, and for whatever reason, his services do not seem to be in high demand. His former coach, Jim Harbaugh, thinks quarterback-needy teams are missing out on a signal caller who could take them to the Super Bowl.
Several teams in need of a quarterback have reached out to the Michigan Wolverines coach to inquire about Kaepernick.
I’ll tell you the same thing I tell them: I think he is an outstanding player and I think he is a great competitor who has proven it in games and has the ability to be not only an NFL starter but a great NFL player, Harbaugh said on PFT Live.
Harbaugh took it one step further, saying that the team that signs Kaepernick will win championships. Plural.
Last season, Kaepernick is decision to protest during the national anthem made him a polarizing figure around the league; Harbaugh said he disagreed with Kaepernick is motivation and later apologized. The QB initially remained seated during the anthem and later kneeled to raise awareness of the ongoing oppression of people of color in the United States and police brutality toward black Americans.
Donald Trump said Monday that he may be the reason Kaepernick remains available.
NFL owners don’t want to pick [Colin Kaepernick] up because they don’t want to get a nasty tweet from Donald Trump, Trump said, according to The Guardian is Ben Jacobs.
The truth probably has less to do with Trump is assertion than it does with Kaepernick is performance on the field since 2015. But Harbaugh, who knows a thing or two about what Kaepernick is capable of doing, thinks he can get back to his previous level of play.
In 2012, Kaepernick is first season as the Niners’ starter, under Harbaugh is leadership, San Francisco made it to the Super Bowl only to lose to the Baltimore Ravens and Harbaugh is own brother, John. (Surely, Harbaugh took that well).