Colin Kaepernick news: Ex-49ers QB unsigned due to high demands, per report

The highly talked about quarterback reportedly only wants to be a starter, which may explain his long-lasting free agency.

Many people have offered a take as to why Colin Kaepernick remains a free agent, but a report from ESPN'sDan Graziano may offer a different view of things.

Instead of him being banned for political or playing reasons, he may be a free agent due to his high demands. The former 49ers quarterback is apparently providing himself a small market, which results in low interest from the other teams.

Graziano writes:

Further, we know from multiple sources that Kaepernick isn't just looking for any job. Two people to whom I spoke last week say he's looking for a place that offers him a chance to compete for a starting job and a salary befitting a high-end backup quarterback or a low-end starter. Think something like $9 million to $10 million.

ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio is reporting Kaepernick hasn't asked for that number specifically, althoughGraziano never claimed he did.

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As he notes, there are only a handful of teams who would even fit that description, and they each bring their own set of reasons not to sign the quarterback.While Kaepernick's politics most definitely play a part in some of his availability, it may not be the whole story.

Meanwhile, the quarterback has remained pretty silent about anything football related all offseason. Even the story claiming he would stand for the anthem next season came from a report and not from him directly.

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