Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall stood up for free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Friday and expressed his belief that Kaepernick should be on a team. Marshall and Kaepernick were teammates in college.
The former University of Nevada linebacker also called Kaepernick the hardest-working player he's ever been around and praised his talent and intelligence.
Kaepernick remains unsigned following a 2016 season that saw him go just 1-10 as a starter for the San Francisco 49ers.
The 29-year-old veteran's stats were solid, though, with 2,241 passing yards, 16 touchdowns and four interceptions to go along with 468 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.
A major topic of debate within football has been whether Kaepernick's decision to kneel during the national anthem last season is playing a role in teams declining to sign him.
Kaepernick did have a workout with the Seattle Seahawks, but they signed Austin Davis instead.
Among free-agent quarterbacks, Kaepernick is the only one to have led a team to the Super Bowl. He took the Niners to the big game at the end of the 2012 season.