As Lee contends, Kaepernick would give Cleveland and NY a better shot at winning.
"They won't move on", the manager added.
For every critic knocking Kaepernick, saying he he'll stand during the national anthem this season only because he wants to prolong his NFL career. well, two weeks have passed and he hasn't been inked to another deal.
Film director Spike Lee has become quite the sports icon over the years as he is known for his religious court-side attendance for New York Knicks games. Kicking off with the Jacksonville Jaguars, here's a look at five teams that should strongly consider giving Kaepernick one final chance to prove himself at quarterback during the 2017 season.
Kaepernick, 29, the longtime man-under-center for the San Francisco 49ers is now a free agent and has been unable to score a new contract with another team.More news: NCAA Men's Basketball Roundup: Hot-shooting MI knocks out Cards
Now, unloved and unneeded by the Forty Niners, Kaepernick confidently offered himself up to the National Football League as a free agent, meaning that any team can hire him if they are willing to compensate the Forty Niners for his contractual obligations.
According to the unidentified general manager, some teams just don't think he could play anymore, and some were afraid of the backlash if they signed him. What's more, this source told Freeman, leagues bosses want to use Kaepernick as an example to discourage other employees from taking similar political stands in the future. The counterpoint to this would be that Kaepernick chose to opt out of a deal he already had in place with the 49ers.
Lee suggested that the New York Jets should sign Kaepernick, a six-year veteran, since they "need a quarterback".
Kaepernick enjoyed great success from 2012-14, leading the San Francisco 49ers to a 25-14 record as a starter, including back-to-back NFC Championship game appearances and a spot in Super Bowl XLVII. Who Is The J-E-T-S Quarterback? Kaepernick was protesting police treatment of minorities in the country.
There have been many quarterbacks signed this offseason, and not all of them were particularly good on the field previous year.