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Colin Kaepernick’s NFL Jersey Is Still Doing Well Even Though He Doesn’t Have An NFL Home
Colin Kaepernick still doesn’t have an NFL home, but that hasn’t ended his popularity as a former San Francisco 49ers quarterback. For a few months this year, he was leading the 49ers in jersey sales.
According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the free agent quarterback—a status that means he’s still available if the New York Jets or the Cleveland Browns admit that they need an upgrade at that position—led the 49ers in merchandise sales from March through May. I guess it doesn’t matter that Kaepernick is no longer with the team; his impact was felt over the five seasons he starred at quarterback.
Kaepernick has become an NFL pariah since his silent protest against racial and social inequality by kneeling during the national anthem last season. Once the season was finished, Kaepernick opted out of his contract because he knew that the 49ers were going to cut him, so he wanted to get a jump on the free agent market. He has been……