Apparently, NFL flop quarterback Colin Kapernick has a “messiah complex.”
Since refusing to bend the knee for the National Anthem, Kapernick is under the misguided perception that he’s leading some “civil rights” movement.
According to an NFL source, Kapernick actually turned down at least one contract in order to continue being a race card idol.
I guess he’s trying to give Al Sharpton a run for his money.
Colin Kaepernick is still a free agent, and an NFL inside source told The Daily Caller Monday that the former 49ers quarterback has no one but himself to blame.
Despite the ongoing narrative that Kaepernick’s very public political views are preventing any NFL teams from offering him a roster spot, TheDC’s source claims Kaep himself has turned down at least one contract in the hopes of stirring up a media frenzy that eventually leads to a more lucrative deal for the 27-year-old vet.
Kaepernick allegedly doesn’t want to make “backup money” and specifically instructed his representative team not to sign one contract offered at the league’s minimum rate of $900,000 per year for a seventh-year player.
Shortly after the 2017 offseason began, Kaepernick parted ways with XAM Sports — the agency which had represented him since he entered the league in 2011 — and TheDC’s source added that Kaepernick’s girlfriend, outspoken radio host Nessa Diab, appears to be a driving force behind his negotiating tactics.
“Colin thinks he’s fighting a much higher battle than he is,” the source stated. “He views himself as a race messiah.”
The source further explained that the NFL has instructed teams and owners to hush news of Kaepernick’s contract negotiations.
Several teams, including the Ravens, Seahawks and Dolphins, have reportedly reached out to Kaepernick this offseason.
Just last week, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti confirmed he was interested in acquiring Kaepernick to play second-fiddle to oft-injured starter, Joe Flacco.
Two days after Baltimore first expressed interest, Ravens legend Ray Lewis posted a cryptic video telling Kaepernick to focus on football not activism.