However, Kaepernick’s girlfriend, Nessa Diab, expressed skepticism about the report, questioning why her partner is in the dark about these inquiries.
Diab tweeted, “What supposed ‘three’ teams? If this was really from his ‘adviser’ Colin would of known about it.”
Edwards said teams contacted him to ascertain whether Kaepernick is ready to play and if he wants to continue his career. Edwards only provided an answer to the first question.
“They’ve asked, ‘Can he play? Does he want to play?'” Edwards said. “The last question I can’t answer. The first question, absolutely. If Kap makes up his mind, he wouldn’t only go in and make a team, he’d put pressure on somebody to start.”
Diab isn’t the only person questioning the legitimacy of Edward’s comments. Kaepernick and his representatives have received no inquiries from teams, and Edwards isn’t actually in a position to know about the quarterback’s situation, sources told Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.
Edwards and Diab do agree, however, on the reason why Kaepernick remains unemployed. Edwards said Kaepernick’s social protests are undoubtedly what’s keeping him off an NFL roster, while Diab tweeted a link to an article arguing a similar point.
“I don’t think there’s any question that there are some owners who wouldn’t have him in the league, much less on their team,” said Edwards, a civil rights activist. “But I fully expect one (team to sign him), because it’s in the best interest of the league to have him on a team.
“You can’t have a league that’s approaching 80 percent black, and then say if you stand up and say anything relevant to these issues – especially in the age of (President) Trump – this is what happens to you. You can’t do that. You can’t just up and write off black protests as if this were 1950.”
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