Kaepernick’s No. 7 now 3rd most popular jersey among QBs

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick passes against the San Diego Chargers during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in San Diego. Blaine Gabbert beat out Kaepernick for the job, staying mostly in the background as Kaepernick made big headlines with his protest over the national anthem. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)

 

(AP) — Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand for the national anthem apparently has made his San Francisco 49ers jersey very popular, no matter why people are buying.

The league’s 33rd best seller on draft day in April, Kaepernick’s jersey has been the seventh best seller in the NFL over the past week and third among quarterbacks behind only behind Cam Newton and Tom Brady, according to DICK’s Sporting Goods Jersey Report.

The 49ers backup quarterback, who wouldn’t stand for the anthem during the team’s preseason games, has cited racial injustice and police brutality among the many reasons for his protest and said he plans to continue into the regular season.

San Francisco opens the season Sept. 12 hosting the Los Angeles Rams.

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