Ah, but the damage is already done (NY Daily News). And teams apparently don’t want the distraction of a player who expresses his hatred for the country that gave him so much (MSN). The NFL watched their ratings plunge as others followed Kaepernick’s example. He’s poison, at this point. Coach Chip Kelly, fired after the season, let Kaepernick lead the team even after his constant anti-America display. The 49ers finished last.