"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.
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."