Report: Kaepernick’s Work Ethic and Desire to Play Football Questioned by a 49ers Staff Member

A staff member of the 49ers has questioned former quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s work ethic and desire to play football, Albert Breer of MMQB reports.

As the employee explained it, Kaepernick wouldn’t stay late at the facility during the season like many quarterbacks routinely do, saying he’d take work home. And there were examples where coaches saw what looked like shoddy prep surfacing in inexplicable mental errors in games. Another staffer, asked if he thinks Kaepernick wants to keep playing, answered, “I do think he wants to play—to stay relevant.”

The 29 year old Kaepernick remains a free agent after opting out of his contract with the 49ers for 2017.

Kaepernick’s social activism seems to have made it difficult to find employment elsewhere. He recently met with the Seahawks who opted to sign Austin Davis instead.

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