Colin Kaepernick RUMORS & NEWS

  • Navy admiral appears to rip Kaepernick during Pearl Harbor speech

    CNN "In a speech commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor, U.S. Pacific Command Commander Admiral Harry Harris decided to slip in an apparent jab at noted national anthem protester Colin Kaepernick. "You can bet that the men and women we honor today, and those who died that fateful morning..." December 09

  • Colin Kaepernick shoots down report he’ll opt out: ‘It blew me away’

    Sportsnaut "Based on everything we’ve heard about Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers, nobody batted an eyelash when a report came out over the weekend that the quarterback would opt out of his contract with the team after this season. Everyone but Kaepernick, that is. Speaking about the..." December 06

  • After Getting Benched vs Bears, Colin Kaepernick to Start vs Jets

    CSN Bay Area "Colin Kaepernick will remain as the 49ers’ starting quarterback on Sunday against the New York Jets. Offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins made the announcement on Tuesday while coach Chip Kelly was in Maine for services for his father, E. Paul Kelly, who passed away on Friday. Kaepernick has..." December 06

  • 49ers' Kaepernick benched in fourth quarter vs Bears

    CSN Bay Area "Trailing by 18 points early in the fourth quarter Sunday, 49ers coach Chip Kelly had seen enough from quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Kelly benched Kaepernick in favor of Blaine Gabbert after Kaepernick and the 49ers' passing game was non-existent against the Chicago Bears on a snowy day at..." December 04

  • Kaepernick will void contract, could re-sign with 49ers

    NFL.com "At many points in the past year, it was a foregone conclusion Colin Kaepernick would never play for the 49ers again. Then, it was clear that he was done in the Bay Area after 2016. Now? It would not be a surprise if Kaepernick was the team's starting quarterback in 2017, sources say. There..." December 04

  • Colin Kaepernick Selling San Jose Home; Is He Parting Ways From 49ers?

    Black Sports Online "Colin Kaepernick’s San Jose home is now up for grabs but the biggest thing from this is will he be making an exit from the 49ers? If you’re looking to buy a home somewhere in San Jose, California, 49ers Colin Kaepernick’s house is on the market. Can you afford to spend $2.89 million dollars on..." December 03

  • Colin Kaepernick is selling his Bay Area home as potential free agency looms

    Fox Sports "Is Colin Kaepernick planning to leave town this offseason? The San Francisco 49ers quarterback put his Bay Area home on the market, a move Kaepernick described through a team spokesman as an “investment decision.” The 4,600-square foot home in San Jose is listed at $2.895 million. Kaepernick’s..." December 01

  • 49ers Chip Kelly says of Colin Kaepernick: ‘Game to game, you can see improvement’

    San Jose Mercury News "One obvious positive Chip Kelly took from the 49ers’ 10th straight defeat was Colin Kaepernick’s steady improvement “in all aspects” since reprising his starting role six games ago. Scoring points, however, is a vital area the 49ers haven’t progressed enough. The 49ers (1-10) set a francise..." November 29

  • Kiko Alonso says Colin Kaepernick's Fidel remarks led to 'bad blood'

    CBS Sports "The Dolphins won Sunday, and so did Kiko Alonso. The linebacker recorded a dozen tackles and an interception and helped bring down 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick short of the goal line on the decisive play. That performance and win might have meant something extra special to Alonso..." November 29

  • Kaepernick says Castro comments were taken out of context

    Pro Football Talk "After taking criticism in the last few days for comments about Fidel Castro, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says that criticism was unfair. Asked following today’s loss in Miami whether his comments crediting Castro for spending more money on schools than on prisons were taken out of..." November 28

  • After false Castro claims, Kaepernick will hear it in Miami

    Pro Football Talk "Fidel Castro is dead, and tensions are high in Miami, where hundreds of thousands of Cuban-Americans view Castro as a brutal dictator who tore apart their families and killed or imprisoned their relatives. Colin Kaepernick does not view Castro that way. Kaepernick wore a shirt with Castro’s..." November 27

  • Miami Herald Reporter Uses Personal Beef With Kaepernick to Try to Discredit Kap’s Positive Work

    Black Sports Online "When you are black no matter what you do you will be discredited. It is just a part of life, you aren’t given the benefit of the doubt and no matter what happens to you there is always a BUT……. But, if he would have complied…. But, if he wouldn’t have run…. But, if they would just..." November 26

  • Colin Kaepernick lauds Fidel Castro’s educational system

    Larry Brown Sports "Colin Kaepernick’s latest comments about Fidel Castro will likely create even more strain in his relationship with the American public. Kaepernick, who led a social movement by kneeling for the national anthem as a sign of protest against the treatment of minorities by some police officers,..." November 24

  • 49ers Kaepernick doesn’t believe anthem stance is hurting NFL ratings

    Miami Herald "San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was asked on a conference call with Miami Dolphins reporters about a Sports Illustrated analysis that said some fans aren’t watching NFL games because of players such as Kaepernick sitting for the national anthem. “They’re not watching football..." November 24

  • Kaepernick's 'Million Dollar Pledge' reaches $200K

    Total Pro Sports "Back in September, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said planned on donating $100,000 per month over the next year to programs he’s currently reviewing, with those distributions posted on a website he was currently building. On Friday, Kaepernick followed through on that $1..." November 19

  • Colin Kaepernick has never registered to vote in any election

    Sacramento Bee "Colin Kaepernick raised eyebrows last week when he revealed that he did not vote in the presidential election amid a football season in which his protest of racial inequality gained national attention. In fact, it would have been problematic if he had. The Sacramento Bee found that the San..." November 16

  • Colin Kaepernick: It Would Been 'Hypocritical' for Me to Vote in Presidential Election

    Complex "Colin Kaepernick had a surprisingly solid game against the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon. He threw for 210 yards and a touchdown, ran for 55 yards and another touchdown, and nearly helped San Francisco upset Arizona on the road. So after the game, reporters should have been gathered around him to..." November 14

  • Colin Kaepernick on election: 'Didn't really matter who went in there'

    ESPN "It didn't matter to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick who won Tuesday's presidential election. He felt of the candidates, including winner Donald Trump, who in the past criticized Kaepernick's decision to kneel during the national anthem, would change a "system" that the..." November 09

  • Stephen A. Smith unloads on ‘irrelevant’ Colin Kaepernick for not voting

    Larry Brown Sports "No professional athlete has been more outspoken about social issues this year than Colin Kaepernick, so you would think Tuesday would have been a huge day for him. Believe it or not, Kaepernick didn’t even vote in the presidential election. Kaepernick, who has said in the past that he does not..." November 09

  • Colin Kaepernick won't vote in presidential election

    Sporting News "San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, criticized as "un-American" for kneeling during the national anthem this NFL season, won't exercise his right to vote in the presidential election, he told reporters Tuesday. Kaepernick has said all along his protest isn't aimed at the..." November 08

  • Kaepernick Creates Black Panther-Inspired Youth Camp

    Black Sports Online "This a dope idea by Kaepernick and I hope that all the core values and principles, drive our youth in the right directions. The San Fransisco 49ers quarterback spent his bye week mentoring kids in his free youth camp in Oakland last Saturday called Know Your Rights. The camp and the kids ’10..." November 02

  • Donald Trump: NFL’s ratings are down because of Colin Kaepernick

    SI "At a rally in Colorado on Sunday, Republican candidate for president Donald Trump said the NFL’s declining ratings are due in part to 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. “I don’t know if you know, but the NFL is way down in their ratings. Way down,” Trump said. “And you know why? Two reasons...." October 31

  • Kaepernick holds 'I Know My Rights' youth camp

    New York Daily News ""Dad. Does Colin still have a game on Sunday?" The question was a smart one for any football fan to ask - particularly one who's rooting hard for Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers. It was 12:49 a.m. in Oakland late Friday night. My 10- year-old son, EZ, and I, made the trek there..." October 30

  • Kaepernick doesn’t think anthem protests affect ratings

    Sacramento Bee "Millions of people still watch NFL games, and millions more don’t, and it’s the millions who did before but don’t anymore who have become a concern for the people responsible for the financial health of the $13 billion empire. Entering the seventh week of the season, the Nielsen company..." October 24

  • Kelly: 'I would think' Kaepernick stays starting QB after bye week

    San Jose Mercury News "Colin Kaepernick is 0-2 upon his return as the 49ers starting quarterback, and coach Chip Kelly is not ready to strip him of that role. “I would think Colin would stay at quarterback,” Kelly said Monday on KNBR 680-AM. “He’s done some really good things with his legs to extend drives and keep..." October 24

  • Ray Lewis 'I Support Kaepernick 1000% ... But Kneeling Just Isn't Enough'

    TMZ "Ray Lewis says he's 1000% behind Colin Kaepernick's protest for social justice ... but when it comes to making change it's gonna take more than kneeling to uplift black Americans. Lewis co-hosted the "TMZ Sports" TV show and got more in-depth then ever on his feelings on Kaep's stand -- and..." October 22

  • Ted Cruz calls Colin Kaepernick ‘spoiled’ and ‘knuckle-headed’

    The Comeback "Ted Cruz deeply admires Colin Kaepernick’s willingness to speak out on something he believes in and applauds the quarterback’s stance against police violence, the Texas senator said Thursday. Just kidding! Cruz feels about Kaepernick exactly as you’d expect and called him a bunch of mean names..." October 21

  • 49ers’ Chip Kelly: Colin Kaepernick will start against Bucs

    San Francisco Chronicle "Colin Kaepernick will get another shot. Buffalo players might not have made the same choice, but they don’t have any input. The decision falls to 49ers head coach Chip Kelly, and he unequivocally said Kaepernick will start Sunday against Tampa Bay. Kaepernick played unevenly in Sunday’s..." October 18

  • 'Done. Terrible' — Bills Players Call Out Kaepernick

    Bleacher Report "At his press conference, Colin Kaepernick spoke in a Muhammad Ali t-shirt. He wants to be remembered through the same lens as Ali, as an athlete who fought for social justice and succeeded. "I can't let him die in vain," the 49ers quarterback said Sunday. Maybe Kaepernick will be..." October 18

  • Colin Kaepernick remains 49ers’ starting quarterback

    Pro Football Talk "Colin Kaepernick will get at least one more game as the 49ers’ starting quarterback. Coach Chip Kelly said today that Kaepernick will start on Sunday against the Buccaneers. Kelly benched Blaine Gabbert for Kaepernick last week, and Kaepernick got his first start of the season yesterday..." October 17

  • Colin Kaepernick gets booed prior to his first start of season

    Pro Football Talk "Colin Kaepernick continued to kneel through the national anthem, and Bills fans booed him as he did it (so much for showing respect for the anthem). But once the game started, the change in quarterback didn’t change the results for the 49ers offense." October 16

  • Kaepernick: 'I don't see what's un-American about fighting for liberty'

    Sacramento Bee "Colin Kaepernick was sacked three times Sunday and took plenty of abuse when he went to the sideline as well. "You hear a lot of crazy stuff," receiver Quinton Patton said. "I don't want to be saying anything I'm not supposed to. But it's a lot of negative and a lot of hard stuff coming toward..." October 16

  • Fan Throws Beer Bottle at Kaepernick on Sideline

    Black Sports Online "Colin Kaepernick will be a polarizing player for the rest of the season. The narrative around Kap should be focused on how well he played today but instead we must report the actions of unruly fans in Buffalo. I’d say we are surprised but honestly this is the treatment Colin will have to play..." October 16

  • Anti-Kaepernick merchandise for sale outside Bills' stadium

    Black Sports Online "I wonder how Rex Ryan feels about this. Merchandise, not licensed to the Bills or the NFL was being sold outside Ralph Wilson stadium, and it wasn’t pretty. Anti-Colin Kaepernick shirts with rifle scopes, were for sale outside of the Buffalo Bills’ stadium ahead of the team’s game against..." October 16

  • 49ers bought $7.5 million insurance policy for Kaepernick

    Fox Sports "For the first time this season, Colin Kaepernick will be the San Francisco 49ers’ starting quarterback. His “promotion” to the top of the depth chart was made possible when he and the team agreed to a re-worked contract last week, rescinding his injury guarantees for 2017. As a result, the 49ers..." October 16

  • Colin Kaepernick can actually earn more money in 2016 with his new contract

    CBS Sports "Colin Kaepernick's path to returning as 49ers starter was eased by his willingness to alter his contract, and he stands to benefit from the new deal in 2016 more than he did previously, sources said. In addition to being able to hit free agency after this season and void the final years of his..." October 16

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg takes back her 'harsh' comments on Colin Kaepernick

    Sporting News "Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg apologized Friday for her comments regarding Colin Kaepernick and the protest he has started in the NFL. "Some of you have inquired about a book interview in which I was asked how I felt about Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players who refused to stand..." October 14

  • Teams interested in Colin Kaepernick thought he might retire

    Sportsnaut "As San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick prepares to make his first start of the 2016 season, there’s been a lot come out about his relationship with the team. The two sides just recently agreed to a contract restructure that pretty much voids the final four years of his old deal...." October 14

  • Group to fly pro-Colin Kaepernick banner over New Era Field during 49ers-Bills game

    Sportsnaut "While many Americans find Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest an affront to American pride, there are many others who find it inspiring. One group which represents the latter in this cultural divide, the California-based Courage Campaign, will be supporting Kaepernick with a banner that..." October 14

  • Bills focused on Kaepernick's running, not kneeling

    Buffalo News "What Colin Kaepernick does before Sunday's kickoff at New Era Field isn't of great interest to the members of the Buffalo Bills' defense. To a man, they say they respect his right to protest during the national anthem, even if they all don't necessarily share his point of view. But their..." October 13

  • Revised deal means Colin Kaepernick likely auditioning for next team, not 49ers

    USA Today "Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers need each other for the next 11 games, and probably no more. Kaepernick gets a chance to prove he can still be an NFL quarterback, beginning Sunday on the road against the Buffalo Bills. The Niners (1-4) get a needed shakeup through “one of the only..." October 11

  • Report: Colin Kaepernick has not yet signed restructured contract

    Larry Brown Sports "There has been some speculation that the San Francisco 49ers were hesitant to name Colin Kaepernick their starting quarterback because of the way his contract is structured, but one report claims no changes have been made on that front. At least not yet. According to ESPN’s Jim Trotter,..." October 11

  • Kaepernick will start over Gabbert in 49ers' game at Bills

    CSN Bay Area "Colin Kaepernick has regained his role as the 49ers’ starting quarterback. Coach Chip Kelly announced on Tuesday that Kaepernick will replace Blaine Gabbert when the 49ers return to action Sunday against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, New York. Gabbert started the first five games of the..." October 11

  • Chip Kelly: Colin Kaepernick contract not in play for starting decision

    San Jose Mercury News "If Colin Kaepernick is taking over as the 49ers quarterback this week, coach Chip Kelly wasn’t ready to say so Monday morning. “We’ll get together as a staff today and look at our game plan in terms of moving forward at what we’re going to do everywhere,” Kelly said on KNBR 680-AM. Blaine..." October 10

  • Report: Colin Kaepernick expected to start Week 6 against Bills

    Sportsnaut "After weeks of speculation, perhaps now finally is the time for Colin Kaepernick to get the starting nod for the San Francisco 49ers. That’s exactly what Jason Cole of Bleacher Report has heard. There is no doubt the 49ers need to make the change. Blaine Gabbert has been atrocious through..." October 09

  • Kaepernick, 49ers working on deal that may get him back on field

    Fox Sports "The San Francisco 49ers are dealing with another quarterback controversy, this time on the field. Following a fourth straight loss Thursday night, coach Chip Kelly said, "We're going to look at everything." Apparently, that includes Colin Kaepernick's contract, which FOX Sports' Dieter..." October 08

  • Chip Kelly on QB situation: 49ers will look at everything

    Larry Brown Sports "Will the 49ers finally make a change at quarterback after the latest disaster from Blaine Gabbert? Chip Kelly isn’t ready to pull the trigger, but he says the team will look at everything. Here’s what Kelly said after the Niners lost at home to the Cardinals 33-21 on Thursday night." October 07

  • Report: 49ers, Colin Kaepernick working on restructured contract

    Sportsnaut "Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers are on the verge of finalizing a restructure of his current contract that would remove some of the injury guarantees, according to NFL Newtork’s Ian Rapoport. This could be the first step to getting Kaepernick back out there on the field. His..." October 07

  • 49ers Open To Starting Colin Kaepernick?

    Pro Football Rumors "Could Colin Kaepernick once again serve as the 49ers’ starting quarterback? After Blaine Gabbert‘s poor showing against the Cardinals on Thursday night, it’s certainly possible. For the first time since the season started, coach Chip Kelly left the door open to a possible QB change, as Tim..." October 07

  • Terry Bradshaw warns Colin Kaepernick, protesters 'will 'pay' for disrespecting flag

    Sporting News "Terry Bradshaw of Fox Sports doesn't like Colin Kaepernick and other players "disrespecting" the American flag and national anthem. While he defends their right to protest, he warns Kaepernick and other players will "pay" for their political stands, one way or another. The co-host of the..." October 04