As quarterback Colin Kaepernick continues to try to make his way back into the NFL, he has received an endorsement from his former coach, Jim Harbaugh.
The Michigan coach made it clear that he felt his former quarterback deserved another shot in the league and Harbaugh believes that whoever does sign Kaepernick won't end up regretting it.
"My personal opinion and really advice to NFL teams is, there's only one way to answer these questions, one way to find out, and that's Colin signs somewhere," Harbaugh told ESPN. "My advice is he'd be worth your time and that NFL team will be very happy."
Kaepernick, 32, had his best seasons as a pro under Harbaugh, who made the decision to bench Alex Smith in 2012 in favor of Kaepernick, who was virtually unknown. It proved to be a brilliant choice, with Kaepernick leading the 49ers to a Super Bowl in his first season as a starter.
Unfortunately, Kaepernick's career fell apart shortly after Harbaugh left for Michigan in 2014, and by 2016 Kaepernick was out of the league. Kaepernick believes the reason he has not played in the NFL since then is because he kneeled during the national anthem to protest social injustice. And it's a sentiment that has not been disputed by Harbaugh, who spoke highly of his former quarterback's character and abilities on the gridiron.
"Colin Kaepernick is a friend," Harbaugh said. "He's a brother. He's a great teammate. I love Colin. I think he's an unbelievably talented football player."
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