"It was no surprise to us," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy insisted.
The rapper was In Da Club and fans flipped.
The Born In The USA singer starred in his first ever ad for Jeep, which debuted during the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Kaepernick's name began trending on Twitter after the NFL aired a Super Bowl ad about ending systemic racism.
Timothée Chalamet joined Winona in the special Super Bowl ad as the classic character's son.
The British presenter is just not getting the message in a new sketch, starring this year's Super Bowl Half-Time Show headliner.
The actor throws it back to Grease as he and his daughter Ella put on a show in a new ad for ScottsMiracle-Gro.
The Blinding Lights singer said he was "honoured and ecstatic" to be performing at the big game, which will face Covid-19 logistical challenges.
Jay-Z Responds To Claims He And Beyonce Staged A Protest By Sitting During Super Bowl National Anthem
The couple didn't stand during Demi Lovato's rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at Sunday's NFL game.