Michael Bennett: It's crazy that Colin Kaepernick doesn't have a job

Max compares Kaepernick to Ali (1:22)

Max Kellerman breaks down the ways Colin Kaepernick's and Muhammad Ali's protests parallel each other. (1:22)

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett has spent a lot of time with Colin Kaepernick this offseason and said "it's crazy" that the quarterback still does not have a job.

"To see the impact, I’ve been around great players my whole life and been around them in public, but I’ve never been around a person that everybody in the community walking through the streets, people are just coming up to him," Bennett said during an interview on 710 ESPN Seattle's "Brock and Salk" show. "I’m like, ‘Man, you’re like Muhammad Ali.’ That’s how big of an impact this guy has had.

"And it’s crazy that he’s not in the NFL. You have guys at the quarterback position who have been accused of sexual assault, players who have been caught drinking, players who have been caught smoking, people with gun charges."

The Seahawks are the only team that brought Kaepernick in for a free-agent visit. But the team did not sign him.

Pete Carroll said he believes Kaepernick is a starter in the NFL. But the team opted to sign Austin Davis to compete with Trevone Boykin as Russell Wilson's backup.

Bennett was asked why he thinks Kaepernick doesn't have a job.

"We know what the reason is," he said. "The reason is because we brought race into sports, and we brought politics into sports. This has always been a problem."