Map shows which states support Colin Kaepernick the most

  • Colin Kaepernick recently hosted representatives from seven NFL franchises for a workout in an attempt to find his way back onto a professional roster.
  • In light of the 32-year-old's potential resurgence, the NFL team at betonline.ag used trends software with direct access to geotagged Twitter data to determine which states are most supportive of Kaepernick's return.
  • Illinois was the most supportive state when it came to Kaepernick rejoining the NFL, followed closely by Georgia and Oregon.
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Colin Kaepernick may be getting another shot in the NFL.

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback — who was blackballed from the league after kneeling in protest of police brutality during the pregame national anthem — recently hosted representatives from seven NFL franchises for a workout in an attempt to find his way back onto a roster.

In light of the 32-year-old's potential resurgence, the NFL team at betonline.ag used trends software with direct access to geotagged Twitter data to determine which areas of the United States are most supportive of Kaepernick's return to the league.

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Illinois was the most supportive state when it came to Kaepernick rejoining the NFL. Perhaps the tumultuous state of the Chicago Bears' quarterback situation of late has influenced local opinion, as one NFL executive who attended Kaepernick's workout described his arm talent as "elite" which would potentially make him a viable candidate to replace Mitch Trubisky under center.

Aside from Missouri, the rest of the Midwest is generally not amongst the most supportive of the free agent quarterback. Likewise, Georgia — the next-most supportive state behind Illinois — stands out in the South as one of the only pro-Kaepernick states below the Mason–Dixon line.

Oregon, Arizona, and Wyoming round out the top five most positive-minded states towards Kaepernick, while Missouri, Washington, New Mexico, Colorado, and California follow closely behind.

Whether or not recent events in the Kaepernick saga have landed the quarterback any closer to a spot on an NFL roster still remains to be seen, but having a fanbase actively supporting his acquisition certainly would not hurt his cause.

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RIVERDALE, GA - NOVEMBER 16: Colin Kaepernick exits the stadium following his NFL workout held at Charles R. Drew High School on November 16, 2019 in Riverdale, Georgia. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
RIVERDALE, GA - NOVEMBER 16: Colin Kaepernick laces up prior to his NFL workout held at Charles R. Drew High School on November 16, 2019 in Riverdale, Georgia. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
RIVERDALE, GA - NOVEMBER 16: Colin Kaepernick looks to make a pass during a private NFL workout held at Charles R Drew high school on November 16, 2019 in Riverdale, Georgia. Due to disagreements between Kaepernick and the NFL the location of the workout was abruptly changed. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
RIVERDALE, GA - NOVEMBER 16: Colin Kaepernick looks to make a pass during a private NFL workout held at Charles R Drew high school on November 16, 2019 in Riverdale, Georgia. Due to disagreements between Kaepernick and the NFL the location of the workout was abruptly changed. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
RIVERDALE, GA - NOVEMBER 16: Colin Kaepernick interacts with fans following his NFL workout held at Charles R. Drew High School on November 16, 2019 in Riverdale, Georgia. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
RIVERDALE, GA - NOVEMBER 16: Colin Kaepernick looks on during the Colin Kaepernick NFL workout held at Charles R. Drew High School on November 16, 2019 in Riverdale, Georgia. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
RIVERDALE, GA - NOVEMBER 16: Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick makes a pass while going through a series of passing drills at Crescent Stadium at Charles R. Drew High School. (Photo by Austin McAfee/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
RIVERDALE, GA - NOVEMBER 16: Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick autographs a pair of socks while greeting fans after going through a series of passing drills at Southern Crescent Stadium at Charles R. Drew High School. (Photo by Austin McAfee/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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