Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers under center in the first half against the Seattle Seahawks during the 2014 NFC Championship at CenturyLink Field on January 19, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Colin Kaeprnick still doesn’t have an NFL home but that hasn’t stopped his popularity as the one time San Francisco quarterback and for a few months this year he was leading the 49ers in jersey sales.

According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the free agent quarterback, which 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 past five seasons where he starred at quarterback.

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Kaepernick has become and 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 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, and has been a free agent ever since.

Many, including me, believe that Kaepernick’s protest has resulted in him being “whiteballed” by the NFL.

Here’s how Business Insider describes Kaepernick’s free agency.

Despite the fact that many signal callers have found new homes over the past six months, Kaepernick remains unsigned. Both the film and the statistics say that the Nevada product is good enough to be on an NFL roster, and his supporters believe he has been “blackballed” by NFL owners who prefer inferior quarterbacks to the potential distraction of employing such a divisive player.

To replace Kaepernick, the 49ers settled on veteran Brian Hoyer, a journeyman who’s played for six teams in nine seasons. After a slow start to the year, he was solid against the Rams, hitting 23 out of 37 targets for 332 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a wild 41-39 loss.

Brian Hoyer. Yeah, good luck with that 49ers. Also, can we all just agree that Kaepernick should be signed to an NFL team, and he isn’t playing because the NFL is run by a bunch of old rich white guys who are basically doing old rich white guy shit.

Read more at Business Insider.

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