Many have questioned whether or not Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed from the NFL for his protests against injustice last season, but Drew Brees doesn’t believe that is the case.
“I don’t think it’s a situation where he is being blackballed,” Brees said in an interview with Mark Carman of Fansided. “I’m sure there are offers being made to him. It’s just a matter of him choosing the right opportunity.”
Brees also said that Kaepernick was “certainly good enough,” and that, if the opportunity presented itself, he would embrace Kaepernick as a member of the New Orleans Saints.
The 29-year-old Kaepernick had a relatively productive season for the 49ers in 2016 throwing for 2,241 yards, 16 touchdowns and just four interceptions, but had a record of 1-10 in 11 starts.
The former Super Bowl starter seemed to show enough to warrant at least a backup role in 2017, but has remained unsigned despite the fact older and less productive quarterbacks, like Ryan Fitzpatrick, are finding work.