SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — San Francisco 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick will be opting out of his contract, a source confirmed to ESPN.
Kaepernick’s representatives notified all 32 NFL teams Wednesday that the quarterback will become a free agent.
According to ESPN, the league was notified in a letter sent to the teams by Kaepernick’s new representation. Kaepernick had seven days before the new league year begins (March 9) to opt out.
The decision to opt out comes following a tumultuous season where he spent the first five games warming the bench.
It was only after an underwhelming display from Blaine Gabbert that Kaepernick regained his title as sailor of the Red and Gold’s sinking ship.
The 49ers only achieved one victory with Kaepernick at the helm, and finished 2-14 overall.
His political activism, however, overshadowed his questionable performance on the field.
NFL Network first reported the news:
#49ers QB Colin Kaepernick's new agents, Jeff Nalley & Sean Kiernan, informed 32 teams yesterday that they rep him and he will be opting out
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 1, 2017