In a story published Tuesday night, Plummer told the newspaper that he thinks Kaepernick, who last played for the San Francisco 49ers in 2016, is one of several free-agent quarterbacks who could be a strong fit in Denver, though he is unsure whether that's a realistic possibility.
"I think that (the owners are) all scared, and that they’re uneducated on him as a person and what he wants to do," Plummer, who played 10 seasons in the NFL, told The Post. "I don’t know if he wants to play for organizations run by scared, kind of bigoted people that don’t understand what it’s like to be in the shoes of someone like him and to see the things he’s seen and to relate to the people that go through the atrocities of what everyday people deal with.
"I don’t know. I hope someone does. I would really love it because I love watching him play. I would love to see him come here (to Denver), but I’m not sure if they would do that."
Kaepernick filed a collusion grievance against NFL owners in the fall and some prominent figures, including LeBron James, have argued that he has been "blackballed" out of the league after kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial inequality and police brutality. Commissioner Roger Goodell has denied that claim.
Plummer's comments came as part of a broader discussion with The Denver Post about his experience as a marquee free agent more than a decade ago and whether the Broncos should seriously pursue someone in a similar position this offseason: Kirk Cousins. Cousins is likely to be the most sought-after free agent in the league this offseason, with the Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets and Broncos among his most notable suitors.
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