San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is quickly wearing out his welcome not just with fans but throughout the NFL as front office executives weigh in against him.
“He has no respect for our country,” one executive told the Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman. “F–k that guy.”
Certainly fans have been expressing similar outrage over Kaepernick’s increasingly vehement anti-American statements since he suddenly began making them as of last week’s game with Green Bay when after a five-year NFL career he suddenly decided he could no longer stand for the playing of the national anthem.
Some fans filmed themselves burning Kaepernick jerseys. Otherstell the player to move to another country on social media. Even the woman who gave birth to him but then gave him up for adoption took to her Twitter account to criticize Kaepernick for his very public position.
Some pro football greats have also gone public to express their distaste over Kaepernick’s antics.
But according to Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman, Kaepernick may be about to find out that his career prospects in the NFL look bleak, at least if Freeman is right about the large number of NFL front offices that now say they want no part of Kaepernick if the 49ers should let him go
One NFL team executive told Freeman, “I don’t want him anywhere near my team. He’s a traitor.”
Freeman said that his survey of NFL executives seemed to show that Kaepernick may find it impossible to play for another NFL team if San Francisco cuts him, a possibility even prior to his recent tirades. But with the executives giving their opinions anonymously deciphering the weight their opinions hold within organizations remains impossible.
But one general manager told the writer, “In my career, I have never seen a guy so hated by front office guys as Kaepernick.”
Freeman notes that Kaepernick has told friends that he has expected to be cut and maybe lose his NFL career after becoming “radioactive” because of his loud anti-Americanism. But some have also said that this is all a smoke screen on Kaepernick’s part as he likely knew he was about to be cut and ginned up this anti-American business so he could blame the NFL’s “racism” for his lost career.
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