Seattle Seahawks Richard Sherman: Colin Kaepernick being blackballed by National Football League owners

Colin Kaepernick

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Add Richard Sherman to the people who think Colin Kaepernick is getting treated unfairly by National Football League teams in free agency.

"I'm sure he is", he replied. But you see quarterbacks, there was a year Matt Schaub had a pretty rough year and got signed the next year.

"It's hard to understand", he continued. You can see that.

Kaepernick made headlines previous year when he kneeled during the national anthem before NFL games in protest of racial inequality.

Raiders relocation: What's in it for Las Vegas? Last season-a "down year" for Kaepernick-the 49ers QB threw for 2,241 yards, 16 touchdowns, and four interceptions. Last month, he opted out of $14.5 million in injury guarantees in order to hit the free agent market. Seattle is a great opportunity to reclaim his fame, and in a league with aging quarterbacks Kaepernick could regain the opportunity to start in the NFL sooner than later. His political views and relatively poor play on the field are the key reasons for that, but now some light has been shed on what Kaepernick is seeking with a new team.

ESPN reports that while Sherman initially said Kaepernick would have to settle for a backup role, he later changed his mind when considering some of the other quarterbacks who have gotten starting jobs.

Perhaps Sherman meant the likes of Mike Glennon. Though Kaepernick has stated that he will once again stand for the anthem next season after seeing significant improvements in the country's race relations, he is no longer on an National Football League roster, patiently waiting to be signed as players far below his playing capability are scooped up by teams left and right. A legitimate chance to start is the bigger reach, with very few teams that can offer that opportunity at all. No, but seriously, I'm a Bills fan-how did E.J. get a deal before Kaepernick?! Those rankings are in the middle of the pack among NFL quarterbacks since he's been in the league. It will harm your career. "The only thing he could do is make the offense even better". We demand accountability and we expect fair play. He'll find a spot among fellow backups like Brandon Weeden, Aaron Murray, Scott Tolzien, and Zac Dysert.

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