AFC GM: Teams not signing Colin Kaepernick to avoid tweets from Donald Trump

One AFC general manager claims teams are avoiding Colin Kaepernick because they don't want the president to tweet about them.

Colin Kaepernick led the 49ers to the Super Bowl not that long ago, but now he's a free-agent quarterback not getting much interest. To find out why his phone isn't ringing, Bleacher Report contacted an AFC general manager who shared his thoughts.

There's not a simple answer to the question, as the unidentifiedGM noted. Some teams just don't think he can play, and others flat-out don't like him after his anthem controversy last season. But there's another group of front-office members with another interesting take.

"Some teams fear the backlash from fans after getting him. They think there might be protests or [President Donald] Trump will tweet about the team," the GMsaid. "I'd say that number is around 10 percent. Then there's another 10 percent that has a mix of those feelings."

President Trump's Twitter wars have been well-documented beforeand after he took office. In fact, just this week he started a beef with rapper Snoop Dogg.

Having the president engaging in 140-character spats isn't good for anyone, and especially not a professional football team trying to avoid distractions.

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But ignoring Kaepernick's talent probably will end up being difficult for at least one team. After all, the 29-year-old QB didn't play too poorly last season with the 49ers. He threw for 18 touchdowns with just four interceptions and had a 59.2 completion percentage. He also ran for468 yards in 12 games, proving his mobility is still a weapon.


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