Colin Kaepernick may have turned down his radio but the fat lady sang to him and his career anyway. Even though it looks like his skills have abandoned him, he likely would have been given another chance next year to prove he can still compete if not for two major faux pas this year. The first and most damaging was his refusal to stand for the national anthem and the second was his wearing of a tee shirt of and his defense of Fidel Castro.
Once, Kaepernick’s flame was bright as he led a hapless 49ers team to two seasons of playoff football in 2012 and 2013 that looked like he could become a perennial threat to go all the way. This year, they just want him to go away.