Colin Kaepernick RUMORS & NEWS

  • Colin Kaepernick makes list of Time 100 most influential people

    247 Sports "Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was selected to this year's list of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people, which was released Thursday. Kaepernick was included in the "Icons" section of the list. Former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh wrote the text accompanying Kaepernick's..." April 20

  • Brandon Marshall: Colin Kaepernick is better than every QB signed in free agency

    CBS Sports "Earlier this week, new 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, who is widely known for his ability to get the most out of quarterbacks, explained why Colin Kaepernick wasn't a good fit in San Francisco and basically it boils down to this: "...[W]hen you bring in someone like [a dual-threat quarterback] then..." April 14

  • Should the Texans pursue Colin Kaepernick?

    Pro Football Talk "With Tony Romo now off the market (and assuming that they dumped Brock Osweiler and his salary due in part to the hope that they’d get Romo), what will the Texans do at quarterback? The choices are: (1) Tom Savage; (2) Brandon Weeden; (3) a rookie; or (4) a veteran. Of the veterans, Colin..." April 05

  • There is one perfect team with the perfect coach that should sign Colin Kaepernick

    New York Daily News "The testimonials roll in each day from perplexed former coaches, teammates and opponents wondering why Colin Kaepernick is still unemployed. The debate has raged on for weeks from those wondering whether the polarizing former 49ers signal caller is too polarizing for the NFL. Is he that much..." April 05

  • Teams worried about Kaepernick's vegan diet

    Sporting News "We've heard pretty much every excuse as to why Colin Kaepernick is still a free agent. The speculation began with his politics, then it was his poor football play, then it was his demands and now it's reportedly his diet. The quarterback changed his diet to vegan after dating television star..." March 31

  • Terrell Suggs: Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed by NFL teams

    TMZ "Terrell Suggs says he's CERTAIN Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed by NFL teams over his national anthem protest ... but tells TMZ Sports he's offered his full support to the QB. When we asked the Baltimore Ravens superstar if he had any advice for Kaepernick, he responded -- "I told him,..." March 31

  • Jim Harbaugh calls Colin Kaepernick 'a hero'

    Detroit Free Press "Not long after the words left his mouth, Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh was re-evaluating. As the former coach of Colin Kaepernick with the San Francisco 49ers, Harbaugh had been asked last fall about the player’s famous protests of the national anthem and said: “I don’t respect the..." March 30

  • Chip Kelly: ‘No question’ Colin Kaepernick can win at NFL level

    Larry Brown Sports "Chip Kelly only spent one season as Colin Kaepernick’s coach with the San Francisco 49ers, but he got to know the quarterback well enough to be certain of one thing — Kaepernick is committed to football. Kelly spoke with Michael Rosenberg of The MMQB for a feature on Kaepernick, and the former..." March 30

  • John Elway 'Kaepernick's Not Being Blackballed'

    TMZ "John Elway says he does NOT believe Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed by the NFL over his national anthem protests ... but says he's not really sure if the QB can still compete in the league. John and his smokin' hot wife Paige (a former Oakland Raiders cheerleader!) were in D.C. when we..." March 30

  • 49ers' Shanahan: Kaepernick's skill set doesn't fit my offense

    San Francisco Chronicle "First there were none. Now, there are two. But who, who will be the one? New 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan needs a starting quarterback next season, and he needs someone to carry the torch for him as he and general manager John Lynch try to turn the franchise around. San Francisco added free..." March 30

  • Goodell doesn’t think Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed

    Pro Football Talk "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell seemed shocked by the simple suggestion that such a thing could be possible. When asked directly at the end of the league’s owners meetings if he thought former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was being blackballed for last year’s political protests, Goodell..." March 29

  • Report: Idea Colin Kaepernick seeking $9-10 million ‘completely false’

    Sportsnaut "Among the many reports swirling around Colin Kaepernick is the idea he wants $9-10 million per year, but that is apparently way off base. At least, that’s what Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is reporting. “The source said it’s ‘completely false’ to suggest that Kaepernick has requested $9..." March 28

  • Hue Jackson Doesn't Rule Out Discussing Kaepernick At Later Date

    Bleacher Report "Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson confirmed free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick hasn't played a major role in the team's offseason discussions, but he left the door open when it came to considering him in the future. Marc Sessler‏ of NFL.com relayed the coach's comments about the..." March 28

  • Joe Thomas asks the key question on Kaepernick

    Pro Football Talk "Plenty of people have plenty of opinions about the ongoing unemployment of quarterback Colin Kaepernick. One specific person’s opinion (more accurately, a question) caught my attention. Browns tackle Joe Thomas had this to say in response to the item posted earlier today by MDS: “Most people..." March 25

  • Richard Sherman: Kaepernick’s unemployment not about football

    Pro Football Talk "Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman thinks Colin Kaepernick’s inability to find a team is entirely about his national anthem protest. “There was a year Matt Schaub had a pretty rough year and got signed the next year. So it has nothing to do with football,” Sherman said on ESPN. “You can see..." March 25

  • Richard Sherman believes Colin Kaepernick being treated unfairly

    ESPN "Richard Sherman once counted Colin Kaepernick among his biggest rivals. Now, the Seattle Seahawks cornerback believes Kaepernick is being treated unfairly. Appearing on ESPN First Take Friday, Sherman was asked if Kaepernick is being blackballed by NFL teams. "I'm sure he is," Sherman..." March 24

  • If Saints are considering Johnny Manziel, it’s time to be real about Colin Kaepernick

    Fox Sports "I was willing to listen to the excuses. As someone who doesn’t build NFL rosters for a living, I was not going to be so arrogant as to proclaim I knew conclusively why Colin Kaepernick wasn’t getting signed by an NFL team this offseason. Perhaps his unique skillset made him tough as a backup..." March 24

  • Colin Kaepernick won't recover from 'anti-American' tag, warns ESPN's Jemele Hill

    Sporting News "There's still time for some quarterback-hungry NFL team to sign free agent Colin Kaepernick. But each passing day raises the possibility that the unemployed former 49ers QB is being blackballed by owners for refusing to stand for the American flag and national anthem last season. Miscreant NFL..." March 23

  • Roger Goodell responds to President Trump’s Colin Kaepernick comments

    Fox Sports "On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump said he’s the reason Colin Kaepernick hasn’t been signed yet, citing teams’ apparent fear of getting a nasty tweet from him afterwards. Roger Goodell addressed Trump’s comments on Thursday during an appearance on ESPN’s “Mike and Mike.” “That’s a..." March 23

  • Torrey Smith: Kaepernick better than some QBs with jobs

    NFL.com "Torrey Smith was able to escape what he called two "terrible" seasons with the 49ers and land a job with the Philadelphia Eagles fairly quickly in free agency. His former teammate, quarterback Colin Kaepernick, has not been so lucky. On his Twitter page Wednesday, Smith voiced his opinion on..." March 23

  • Colin Kaepernick reportedly makes $50,000 donation to Meals on Wheels

    CBS Sports "After his season-long protest against racial injustice in the United States drew widespread attention when people noticed the then-49ers quarterback was kneeling during the national anthem, Colin Kaepernick backed up his stance by pledging to donate to charities that help communities in need...." March 22

  • Kaepernick Responded To Trump’s Insults In The Best Way Possible

    Uproxx "President Donald Trump is championing a budget that includes a significant cut for Meals On Wheels funding. Now, one member of the sports world is trying to offset that with a personal monetary donation, and the timing does not appear to be any sort of coincidence. On Monday, Trump made..." March 22

  • Donald Trump Believes He's the Reason Colin Kaepernick Can't Get a Job in the NFL

    Complex "Making fun of someone for being unemployed doesn’t seem like it would be a smart move for a sitting president. But that’s essentially what Donald Trump did on Monday night. While delivering a speech at a rally in Louisville, Kentucky, Trump inexplicably took a shot at former 49ers quarterback..." March 21

  • Jim Harbaugh tells NFL teams Colin Kaepernick can be great

    Pro Football Talk "The coach who went to a Super Bowl with Colin Kaepernick thinks another team could get to the Super Bowl with Kaepernick, if he gets the chance. Jim Harbaugh said on PFT Live that Kaepernick, whom he coached in San Francisco, still has all the tools he displayed when he took the league by storm..." March 21

  • Here’s the real reason Colin Kaepernick hasn’t been signed

    Fox Sports "Eleven days after the start of NFL free agency, quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned and people are angry about it. Spike Lee believes the fact that Kaepernick, who has played for the 49ers since 2011, is unsigned “smells mad fishy.” There are more than a few people who believe..." March 21

  • Trump takes another shot at Kaepernick

    TMZ "Colin Kaepernick is back in Donald Trump's crosshairs -- the President of the United States just mocked the QB for last season's national anthem protest. Trump referenced a report that NFL teams are refusing to pick up Kaepernick because owners are afraid of a Twitter backlash from Trump..." March 21

  • CFL team adds Kaepernick, RGIII to negotiation list

    Hamilton Spectator "The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have added two high-profile NFL quarterbacks to their exclusive negotiation list. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and ex-Washington Redskin and Cleveland Brown Robert Griffin III are now among the 45 players for whom the Ticats have exclusive CFL..." March 20

  • Spike Lee to Jets: Sign Colin Kaepernick!

    Newsday "Knicks super-fan Spike Lee has some advice for Woody Johnson and the Jets: sign Colin Kaepernick. The longtime film director and New York sports fixture took to social media on Sunday to vent his frustrations over the perceived cold shoulder being given to Kaepernick by NFL teams. “Just Had..." March 20

  • Colin Kaepernick is helping bring food and water to the people of Somalia

    CBS Sports "Colin Kaepernick may not have a new team or a new contract, but that’s not stopping him from putting his money where his mouth is. With the help of Ben Stiller’s charity, The Stiller Foundation, as well as several YouTube stars, Kaepernick is raising funds to fly food and water to people in..." March 18

  • 49ers GM won’t totally rule out Kaepernick return after deal with new team ‘fell through’

    Fox Sports "John Lynch is remaking the San Francisco 49ers behind a shared vision with new coach Kyle Shanahan, but he surprisingly has refused to completely move on from Colin Kaepernick. Lynch, who described his relationship with Kaepernick as positive when he became the Niners’ new GM, told radio..." March 18

  • GM: Kaepernick nearly signed with another team last week

    San Francisco Chronicle "The free-agent market for Colin Kaepenrick has seemingly been nonexistent, but general manager John Lynch said today that the 49ers quarterback nearly signed with another team last week. Lynch, speaking on KNBR, said Kaepernick was close to signing a deal around the time the 49ers added..." March 17

  • AFC GM says teams fear backlash of Trump tweets if they sign Kaepernick

    CBS Sports "More than a week into NFL free agency, Colin Kaepernick is still on the market. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback amended his contract last season to make it a one-year deal with a player option for 2017, and Kaepernick declined that option in early March. On some level, it’s not..." March 17

  • Silence surrounds Colin Kaepernick’s free agency

    Pro Football Talk "Players have been signing contracts at a lightning-fast pace around the NFL for the last three days, with almost all of the top players already signed just 72 hours after free agency started. But there’s no news about one of the most talked-about players during the 2016 season: Colin..." March 13

  • Will Kaepernick’s free agency come down to production or politics?

    Sportsnet "NFL free agency kicked off Thursday with Colin Kaepernick still on the sidelines. As quarterbacks around the league continue to play musical chairs, I set out to forecast where Kaepernick might land when the music stops. The Chicago Bears, Buffalo Bills and New York Jets seemed the most likely..." March 10

  • If Colin Kaepernick didn't opt out, 49ers would have released QB

    ESPN "One way or another, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was going to become a free agent this offseason. Kaepernick's representatives informed teams earlier this week that he would be opting out of the final year of his contract with the 49ers. The first day he was eligible to do..." March 03

  • Colin Kaepernick, from 49ers to Seahawks? Don't be shocked

    Sporting News "Colin Kaepernick will not only opt out of his National Anthem protest, he is also about to opt out of his contract with the 49ers. Now prepare for him to end up with, of all teams, the Seahawks. As weird as Seattle might sound because of Kaepernick and San Francisco's history against their NFC..." March 03

  • Teams told Colin Kaepernick they wouldn’t sign him if he continued protest

    Sportsnaut "There now seems to be some method to all the madness. Mere hours after it was reported San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick would not protest the national anthem next season, comes this rather interesting tidbit from Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole. This seems to make some sense from a..." March 02

  • Colin Kaepernick to stand during National Anthem next season

    ESPN "Colin Kaepernick will stand during the National Anthem next season, sources told ESPN on Thursday. Kaepernick no longer wants the past method of protest to detract from the positive change that he believes has been created, per sources. Kaepernick believes the amount of national discussion..." March 02

  • Colin Kaepernick Opting Out Of Contract With 49ers

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that QB Colin Kaepernick’s new agents, Jeff Nalley and Sean Kiernan, informed all 32 teams on Tuesday that he will be opting out of his contract with the 49ers. It is worth mentioning that Kaepernick can’t officially opt out of his contract until March..." March 01

  • Colin Kaepernick changes agents

    Larry Brown Sports "Colin Kaepernick reportedly has switched agents. The Sacramento Bee’s Matt Barrows says the 49ers quarterback parted ways with XAM Sports, which represented the player since the time he entered the league in 2011. It’s unclear at the moment who will be representing Kaepernick, but Barrows..." February 14

  • Report: Colin Kaepernick ‘open to returning to the 49ers in 2017’

    Sportsnaut "Nothing is written in stone at this point, but reading the tea leaves, Colin Kaepernick could very well return to the San Francisco 49ers in 2017. If they want him back, of course. In an article discussing how Kaepernick has changed agents ahead of the 2017 season, Matt Barrows of the..." February 14

  • Colin Kaepernick reached out to new 49ers regime, will have sit down meeting with John Lynch

    Sportsnaut "Perhaps Colin Kaepernick’s time with the San Francisco 49ers isn’t over after all. During Thursday’s introductory press conference for John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan, much was revealed. One of the things Lynch said that had us sitting up in our seats is that Kaepernick reached out to the new..." February 09

  • 49ers Colin Kaepernick to Opt Out of Contract

    San Jose Mercury News "The 49ers regime change, at least at general manager and coach, is not expected to sway Colin Kaepernick and keep him from entering free agency. Kaepernick’s exit has been almost a foregone conclusion since October, when his contract was revised and allows him or the 49ers to terminate the..." February 03

  • Will John Morton push Jets to acquire Colin Kaepernick?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Jets have a new offensive coordinator, Saints wide receivers coach John Morton. But they're still looking for answers at quarterback. Ryan Fitzpatrick and Geno Smith surely are goners in free agency. Christian Hackenberg is back for Year 2 in 2017, while Bryce Petty returns for Year 3...." January 30

  • Colin Kaepernick Donates $50,000 to Help Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters

    Complex "As part of his "Million Dollar Pledge," Colin Kaepernick is opening up his checkbook, and donating $50,000 to help the protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline. According to Kaepernick's website, which gives a thorough breakdown of his donations for each month, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback..." January 09

  • Colin Kaepernick Keeps His Word And Continues To Donate; Find Out Where

    Black Sports Online "Colin Kaepernick is working hard keep his promise to his community and effort in educating the youth. Since the ending of the 2016 NFL season, Kaepernick is active in making sure his $1M pledge takes its full effect. Below, Niners Nation, took the liberty in showing us where his money his..." January 06

  • 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick helping the needy after season

    Sportsnaut "Lost in all the drama and intrigue surrounding the Colin Kaepernick-led national anthem protests this past regular season was the fact that the quarterback himself remains a key community figure. Someone that has always made sure to donate his time and good fortune to those less needy,..." January 04

  • Real Colin Kaepernick hate test begins when 49ers QB hits open market

    Sporting News "Colin Kapernick can become a free agent this offseason. Which means that the NFL’s owners, executives and coaches have a chance to put their Rae Carruth comparisons where their mouths are. To be fair, those would be their anonymous Rae Carruth comparisons, like the one made in an eye-opening..." January 03

  • How Colin Kaepernick’s protest will make its mark on NFL offseason for league and its players

    New York Daily News "Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest of black oppression and police brutality made plenty of noise during the regular season. And now it’s poised to make noise during this offseason, too. While the San Francisco 49ers quarterback won’t kneel on national TV for a few months, his story and..." January 03

  • 49ers players vote Colin Kaepernick as most inspirational, courageous teammate

    CSN Bay Area "If there was any doubt about how Colin Kaepernick’s protest this season was received inside the 49ers’ locker room, that question was answered on Friday. Kaepernick’s teammates voted him as the winner of the Len Eshmont Award as the 49ers player who best exemplifies the inspirational and..." December 30