In the middle of controversy over his decision to stay seated for the national anthem, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick may be in danger of losing his spot on the team -- but it has nothing to do with his divisive actions.
According to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, Kaepernick's days as a 49er could be numbered, but only because of his performance on the field during the offseason.
During a broadcast on Aug. 28, Glazer spoke about the chances of Kaepernick remaining on the team:
Regardless of politics or not, he has a very, very big uphill battle to make this team. I'd be shocked if he's on the 49ers by the time this season ends. It has nothing to do with political views whatsoever. He lost a ton of weight this offseason, had three surgeries, couldn't work out, lost that double threat, that size-speed ratio. No political views, he just hasn't been effective. He's regressing as a player. I'd be shocked if he's on this roster by the end of this year. He may not be on it in the next two weeks.
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The talk of Kaepernick's future began before national anthem controversy began, proving that the decision would be based on his performance rather than his political stance. On Aug. 26, Grant Chon of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat tweeted, "I believe the 49ers will cut Colin Kaepernick if he doesn't win the QB competition before week 1. So much at stake for him."