MIAMI BEACH—Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills didn’t go too far into his thoughts on controversial quarterback Colin Kaepernick being unable to find a team, but his theory was pretty clear.
“I’m not surprised,” Stills said at the organization’s golf fundraiser for Fins Weekend. “That’s just sometimes the way things go. Obviously, I’m a supporter of his. He’s a great player, regardless of the things he’s done off the field. I think he should be on a team.”
Kaepernick had 16 touchdowns and four interceptions in 12 games for the 49ers last season and posted the second-highest passer rating of his career at 90.7. He’s still 29, but remains out of a job. The argument on his status splits between criticism of his play and criticism of his national anthem protests.
Stills, who also protested during the anthem all last season to express his view on racial equality, said this morning he reached out to Kaepernick but hasn’t spoken with him.
“I wanted to tell him that I admire everything that he’s been doing,” Stills said. “I gave him my number to reach out to say, ‘Hey, if there’s anything I can do to be a part, I’m here.'”
While Miami owner Stephen Ross was fully supportive of his four players who protested last year, there’s likely no opportunity with the team for Kaepernick. Dolphins coach Adam Gase has said repeatedly he likes where they stand at quarterback with Ryan Tannehill starting, veteran Matt Moore behind him and Brandon Doughty as a developmental player.
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