Former 49ers coach Chip Kelly passionately defends Colin Kaepernick from critics

Colin Kaepernick remains a free agent despite some solid stats last season, and the excuses as to why have been exhausting. With training camp nearing, it seems like the 29-year-old quarterback may be without a team in 2017, and Chip Kelly thinks that’s wrong.

Speaking to Adam Schefter on the podcast Know Them From Adam, the former 49ers coach had nothing but positive things to say about his former player. He says the speculation about Kaepernick being a distraction is bogus and he was adored by his teammates.

Here’s what Kelly said in full:

In March of 2008, then-Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall severed an artery, a vein and a nerve in his right forearm … thanks to a misplaced McDonald’s bag.
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We woke up early in the morning, probably 7 o’clock, to go jet skiing, Marshall told the Denver Post. There were probably 10 of us (family members), maybe more. We got to horseplaying and I slipped on a McDonald’s bag. I went hand-first into an entertainment system and, in trying to bridge myself, I went through the TV.

The injuries required surgery and sidelined Marshall for most of the offseason.

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Two of the Bears’ top three receivers from last season, Alshon Jeffery and Eddie Royal, are gone. But Chicago overhauled its wide receiver room in free agency, and it added so much depth, it might not miss either departed player.

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