[Ed. – Is that what Jackson really thinks is preventing them from hiring Kaepernick — a lack of courage?]
In an interview with BlackSportsOnline (h/t TMZ Sports), Jackson said an “owner should have the courage to do the right thing” and sign Kaepernick:
Kaepernick remains unsigned after opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers. He met with the Seattle Seahawks earlier in the summer, and Seattle decided to go in a different direction. The Baltimore Ravens also opted against signing Kaepernick after tossing around the idea in July.
Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman is among those who think NFL owners are blackballing Kaepernick from the league as a result of his national anthem protest and outspoken social activism.
After acknowledging his team had received negative fan reaction to the possibility of signing Kaepernick, New York Giants co-owner John Mara denied owners are conspiring to keep the 29-year-old quarterback out of the NFL.