John Lynch: Likelihood of Colin Kaepernick 49ers return 'down significantly'

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick

On Sunday, Film director Spike Lee came to the defense of Kaepernick, posting an Instagram in which he said the lack of interest in Kaepernick is "fishy".

Lee, a noted die-hard NYC sports fan, also blasted the New York Jets for not giving Kaepernick a shot yet. "Smells mad fishy to me, stinks to the high heavens".

This comes after, and has everything with Kaepernick's protest of the national anthem that ignited the NFL last season.

The general belief is that Kaepernick hasn't found employment because of his stance a year ago about sitting down or kneeling during the national anthem.

The Jets have been linked to free-agent quarterbacks Jay Cutler and Josh McCown in an effort to add a veteran to their current QB roster of Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg.

A few years ago, there was a time when Colin Kaepernick was considered one of the league's most unsafe quarterbacks thanks to his ability to be effective with his legs.

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With the team still looking for a starting quarterback, the San Francisco 49ers are not closing their doors on a possible reunion with signal-caller Colin Kaepernick. While he left NY without a contract in place, it is expected that the Jets and McCown will continue to work on a deal.

An anonymous general manager from one of the teams in the NFL's American Football Conference (AFC) said Kaepernick has three major points working against him. Their defense will be phenomenal, the offensive line is much improved, they have one of the most talented receiving corps in the National Football League, and an aged backup who needs to be replaced. That nobody is very surprised the former 49ers quarterback is unemployed is telling.

General managers saw what happened in San Francisco, and none of them want to take the risk of potential public backlash. They burned jerseys, restaurants refused to show 49ers games, and many fans went as far as refusing to buy tickets to the games.

It's a great offseason to be a bad quarterback in the NFL-well, unless your name is Colin Kaepernick.

Lynch also revealed that Kaepernick was close to signing with another team, but a deal failed to materialize.

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