Colin Kaepernick was a lightning rod for controversy last season, after protesting the national anthem in an effort to raise awareness to social injustice and racial inequality.
Following the season, Kaepernick was released by the San Francisco 49ers and now he is a free agent.
Teams haven’t been showing much interest in the 29-year-old signal-caller, with many believing that’s due to the mixed feelings fans could have on the signing. There’s also the fact that NFL general managers do what they can to avoid any form of distraction.
If you ask Donald Trump, he’s the reason Kaepernick remains unemployed.
But while there are plenty of Kaepernick detractors, his former coach continues to have full confidence in him.
During an interview with ESPN.com, Harbaugh praised Kaepernick for his potential and competitiveness. Harbaugh even went as far as to say he believes Kaepernick could still win multiple championships in his career.
“I think he’s an outstanding player,” Harbaugh told ESPN. “I think he’s a great competitor who’s proven it in games and has the ability to be not only an NFL starter but a great NFL player.
“… Colin will be just fine. He’ll just keep plugging away and I think you’ll see he’ll have a great career and be a great quarterback. Win championships.”
That may not be the popular opinion, but Harbaugh is never afraid to dance to the beat of his own drum. And who knows? Maybe one day he will prove to have made a genius prediction.
Regardless of your opinion of Kaepernick, it’s hard to ignore the good work he has done since expanding his platform.
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