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49ers star George Kittle: Colin Kaepernick a 'great player' who deserves NFL opportunity
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Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick deserves another shot at pro football based on his on-field track record, San Francisco 49ers star George Kittle told FOX Business on Wednesday.
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Kittle joined the 49ers in 2017, one year after Kaepernick, the franchise’s former starting quarterback, drew international scrutiny for his role in leading player national anthem protests against police brutality. While Kaepernick hasn’t played in the NFL since 2016, calls for his return have intensified in recent days after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell encouraged teams to sign him.
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“Colin led the 49ers to a Super Bowl and he was a great quarterback,” said Kittle, who spoke to FOX Business on behalf of Gatorade’s “Beat the Heat” campaign. “I never played with him, but I watched him play and he was a great player. I think what he talks about and his stance on everything, I love that he voices his opinion. He’s someone that’s dealt with it, he’s been doing it for the last four years.”