Ok for all of you who got so tired of Colin Kaepernick and his irreverent phony protest during the National Anthem last year, you’ll be pleased to know that is one of the very reasons he can’t get a job this year in the NFL:
BUSINESS INSIDER – Two weeks into NFL free agency, Colin Kaepernick is still unsigned.
While the quarterback market is still yet to fully shake out, in part because some teams seem to be waiting to see what happens to Tony Romo, from the sounds of it, Kaepernick is just lingering on the market, drawing little interest from teams.
According to Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman, it appears the NFL is souring on him for two reasons: some are offended by his protest of the national anthem last year, and others just don’t think he is a good quarterback anymore.
According to Freeman, one AFC GM believes there are three things going on with Kaepernick: teams aren’t interested in his skillset, while others disagree with his social and political views, the latter points blending into a common theme.
“First, some teams genuinely believe that he can’t play. They think he’s shot. I’d put that number around 20 percent.
“Second, some teams fear the backlash from fans after getting him. They think there might be protests or [President Donald] Trump will tweet about the team. I’d say that number is around 10 percent. Then there’s another 10 percent that has a mix of those feelings.
“Third, the rest genuinely hate him and can’t stand what he did [kneeling for the national anthem]. They want nothing to do with him. They won’t move on. They think showing no interest is a form of punishment. I think some teams also want to use Kaepernick as a cautionary tale to stop other players in the future from doing what he did.”
This may be coming full circle for Kaepernick. When the NFL world first noticed he was sitting (and later kneeling) during the national anthem, Freeman reported that some executives thought that Kaepernick could be finished in the NFL if he were cut by the 49ers. Kaepernick stayed on the team, however, and produced a so-so season in 11 starts.
During the season, Kaepernick and the 49ers restructured his contract so that Kaepernick could essentially opt out and become a free agent. He did so, and the market has been dry thus far.
I love the fact that his ridiculous protests last year is one of the reasons teams don’t want to go near him. Ha!
Also, maybe it’s a plus for Trump’s tweeting that he’s helping hurt the chances of Kaepernick getting picked up! Who woulda thunk it!!!