Warriors coach Steve Kerr could see this moment coming.
Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is being looked at in a different light by many nearly four years after he started kneeling during the national anthem to bring attention to racial and social injustices, and police brutality.
"My sense a few years ago is that Kaepernick would eventually be viewed as a hero," Kerr said Tuesday to local reporters during a video conference call.
Kaepernick has been shunned from the NFL ever since he opted out of his contract with the 49ers on March 3, 2017. New general manager John Lynch planned to release him if he didn't opt out, and the former second-round draft pick has remained a free agent ever since.
In light of recent events, there is a growing call for an NFL team to sign Kaepernick to a contract, and he reportedly is staying in shape with the expectation that he will be on a roster when the 2020 season begins.
Time will tell if Kaepernick signs with a team or not, but it appears Kerr's prophetic vision of the former 49er being viewed as a hero for his actions is coming true.
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