Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Colin Kaepernick is getting "blackballed" by NFL teams, and he compared the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback to Tim Tebow by theorizing that general managers are disinterested in the public "circus" that accompanies both. Kerr has previously supported Kaepernick's kneeling during the national anthem, as well as the widespread peaceful protests that have taken place in the NFL this season. He was asked about Kaepernick in an interview with former Obama administration adviser Dan Pfeiffer that aired on Monday's Pod Save America podcast. "Oh, he is being blackballed. That's a no-brainer," Kerr said. "All you have to do is read the transactions every day, when you see the quarterbacks who are being hired. He's way better than any of them. But the NFL has a different fan base than the NBA. The NBA is more urban, the NFL is more conservative, and I think a lot of NFL fans are truly angry at Kaepernick, and I think owners are worried what it's going to do to business."
Steve Kerr: 'No-brainer' that Colin Kaepernick is being 'blackballed' in NFL
USA Today | Oct 31