John Lynch: Likelihood of Colin Kaepernick 49ers return 'down significantly'

John Lynch: Likelihood of Colin Kaepernick 49ers return 'down significantly'

Lee used his post to rail against the NFL for excluding Kaepernick, who ignited a firestorm last fall because he refused to stand for the national anthem as a way to protest social and racial issues.

The options are running out for free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick and one of the potential landing spots, the Cleveland Browns, may not even be considering him.

Lee, a notorious NY sports fan, specifically pointed to the Jets. While he left NY without a contract in place, it is expected that the Jets and McCown will continue to work on a deal. They think he's shot.

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has had no luck finding a new home after restricting and becoming an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

"First, some teams genuinely believe that he can't play".

"The likelihood of that happening has gone down significantly, but we're not going to close our mind or our options on anyone, including him", said 49ers general manager John Lynch when asked about bringing back Kaep.

As for the Jets, they are far from set at quarterback, but Cimini said they aren't interested in Kaepernick, adding team owner Woody Johnson-who said Kaepernick was one reason the NFL's television ratings declined in 2016-is an ardent GOP and Donald Trump supporter. 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. Apparently, a lot of executives just don't want him on their team because they hate him for what he did last season. He stated that this was to show respect to present and former USA military members while continuing his protest. "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", the general manager said during the interview with Bleacher Report. After the season-long protest, the quarterback announced he would stand during the national anthem in the upcoming season.



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