One of the most-discussed topics in the NFL this month has been 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick wearing a Dolphins hat. Kaepernick’s coach says that just shows how slow things are in the NFL in July.
Harbaugh told reporters today that he doesn’t have any concerns about Kaepernick’s loyalty to the 49ers, even though some fans and media members questioned what he was doing wearing another team’s colors.
“I know Kap, and I know where his allegiances lie. They lie with us. I chalk that [controversy] up to a slow time in the media cycle,” Harbaugh said, via the San Jose Mercury-News.
No one doubts that Kaepernick’s allegiances are with the 49ers, and the criticisms Kaepernick took weren’t about having some kind of dual loyalty with the Dolphins. The criticisms were more about whether the best way to be the face of your franchise is to put another franchise’s logo on your head.
But Harbaugh is right that the controversy hit in the slowest time of the year in the NFL. Thankfully, with training camps opening this week, we have real football to talk about now.