Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James spoke about the situation of free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, saying he believes that the former San Francisco 49ers signal-caller is being blackballed by NFL owners. Per Dave McMenamin of ESPN, James said he feels that Kaepernick is being blackballed out of the NFL, adding that “I definitely do not respect that.” James said he has seen other quarterbacks out there, who are not as talented as Kaepernick, given second and third chances by NFL teams. "The only reason I could say he's not on a team is because the way he took a knee," said James, referring to Kaepernick’s kneeling during the playing of the national anthem last season.

James an avid NFL fan

As an avid NFL fan, James said he has watched several quarterbacks, whose talents pale in comparison with Kaepernick’s ability, play every Sunday, Thursday, and Monday. “Kap is better than a lot of those guys. Let's just be honest,” said James. The Cavaliers superstar has a point as Martenzie Johnson of The Undefeated reported that 42 other quarterbacks have signed by NFL team to contracts since Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the 49ers in March. James is not the only star who expressed his view of Kaepernick’s predicament. Earlier, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman expressed the belief that Kaepernick is being blackballed by NFL teams due to his protest.

Kaepernick better than other starters

Last season, Kaepernick completed 196-of-331 passes for 16 touchdowns with four interceptions for a passer rating of 90.7, higher than some starters of several NFL teams. Kaepernick also ran 69 times for 468 yards and two touchdowns. Earlier, the Houston Texans expressed interest in signing Kaepernick after their starting quarterback, rookie Deshaun Watson, suffered a season-ending torn ACL.

Per Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, the Texans discussed adding Kaepernick, but there was no development since.

The Texans looked contented with Tom Savage as starting quarterback. In this last three starts in place of Watson, Savage led the Texans to a 1-2 mark. On Sunday, Savage completed 22-of-32 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns with an interception in their 31-21 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

D’Onta Foreman ran 10 times for 65 yards and two touchdowns while Lamar Miller carried the ball 22 times for 61 yards as the Texans improved to 4-6. DeAndre Hopkins caught four passes for 76 yards and a touchdown while Miller tallied 22 receiving yards and a score.