NFL Latest News & Updates: Colin Kaepernick Using This Season To Build Stock In Free Agency

By Snookie Grawls, Posted: 11/30/16 08:35PM EST

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is taking a lot of heat once more, criticized for wearing a shirt that had an image of Fidel Castro. While he tried to explain his side, it could be a tipping point for teams to consider.

According to Colin Kaepernick, everything was out of context. His only intent was to agree with the investment in education and free universal health care. He, however, clarified that he support the oppressive things that the late Cuban leader did, USA Today reported.

While his post-game interview may have shed some light on the matter, not everyone may be that forgiving. It could hurt his chances of landing with other teams as Kaepernick adds further heat on his end. Recall earlier in the season he was among the players taking a knee to protest social injustices.

If so, all that remains to be seen. Kaepernick got a restructured contract that would allow him to be a free agent after this season so expects him to make an impression.

Colin Kaepernick has been showing a new self lately, reinventing himself a bit on the field. He was impressive against the New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals, New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins. The bottom line is that Kaepernick is playing well even with minimal help, Yahoo reported.

With the resurrected brand of play, Colin Kaepernick is obviously trying to make a statement. Less the off-field attention, he is likely to get courted by several teams who are dealing with quarterback woes.

His intent to make a stand on governing issues are the only black marks that could stand in the way. Teams like the Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns or the Los Angeles Rams would love to get him on their side. What they don’t need however is to add a player that may be drawing negative vibes such as the Fidel Castro-related row.

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