John Lynch: Kaepernick deal with new team “fell through”

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Four years ago, some (well, at least one) were declaring Colin Kaepernick to potentially be one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. Now, he’s still looking for a new job. New 49ers G.M. John Lynch tells KNBR that Kaepernick recently came close to getting one.

“I don’t know what happened to that market,” Lynch said, via USA Today. “He was, in everyone’s mind in this league, very close to signing a deal with a team at a really good number. And it fell through, apparently.”

In theory, Kaepernick could still return to the 49ers. The chances, however, diminshed after the 49ers signed Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley.

“I think the likelihood of that happening has gone down significantly,” Lynch said. “But we’re not going to close our mind or [rule] out options on anyone, including him.”

Kaepernick’s situation is complicated by the red state/blue state realities of embracing a player who took a controversial public stance in 2016. Even though he has the right under the Constitution and the CBA to not stand for the National Anthem, businesses that rely on maximum support from the public will be inclined to shy away from employees who polarize politically.

If Kaepernick were playing like he did in 2012-13, it may not matter. Given his regression, owners and General Managers will be inclined to decide that the cost outweighs the benefit.

The fact that a deal for Kaepernick “fell through” suggests that perhaps a G.M. was ready to bring him to town, but that ownership eventually got cold feet.

136 responses to “John Lynch: Kaepernick deal with new team “fell through”

  1. Kap will be lucky to get signed by *anybody* at vet minimum to be a 2nd or 3rd string. This guy threw away a career that at one point was sky high. Sad to see to this humble kid from Reno who had so much promise turn into someone who is now inches from out of the league..

  2. The fact that a deal for Kaepernick “fell through” suggests that perhaps a G.M. was ready to bring him to town, but that ownership eventually got cold feet.
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    wow. speculate much there, florio?

  3. I find this hard to believe. Lunch probably thinks he’s doing Kap a favor by saying teams are interested but I have to assume Colon thinks his phone is broken or the “ringer is off the hook.”

  4. It’s simple: Kaep should have stood for the flag. Some team would have taken a chance on him already. He did donate some of his money to his cause, but he’s a hypocrite. He knelt to add media attention to himself and now, when no one wants him, he’s going to stand for the anthem. I was a big Kaep homer, but I’m an American first, and you disrepected the flag that my family and others fought for. You reap what you sow. Good luck, bruh.

  5. It’s more about play than politics.

    If he were slinging it like Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady he could tattoo the ISIS flag on his arm and get $20mm/year.

    The reality is unless you have a lock down defense Kaep is not even going to get you to 8-8 territory.

  6. I honestly dont understand why he was so gung ho to opt out of his deal with the Niners. He was getting paid significantly more than he would make for anyone else, and that assumes someone else would sign him. I just cant see a team being stupid enough to bring him in, he cant play, and there is a lot of negativity from the fans about him from the taking a knee situation. I hear Canada needs QBs

  7. Not worth the trouble. Especially when you’re an average or backup player.
    Don’t tell that to Santa Clara fans though. They’ll tell you how he took his team to the super bowl when in fact it was the other way around. He happened to play on a (at that time) good , well rounded team with an excellent defense. Sackorpick is not someone who can carry a team on his back.

  8. Haha hilarious. Keep preaching oppression about the most prosperous country in the world you narrow minded buffoon. We all won the lucky sperm contest by being born on American soil.

  9. Crapernick should catch on with the CFL team in minisoda. They have a 56 season history of losing so adding a loser like colon to the roster in “loserville” seems natural.

  10. “Kaepernick’s situation is complicated by the red state/blue state realities of embracing a player who took an anti-American, pro-Communist, an idiotically pointless “stand” (ironically) in 2016.”

    Fixed it for you.

  11. I totally reject the “red state/blue state” theory.

    We are ALL Americans. We disagree on many things. But, Democrat or Republican or Libertarian or whatever, we are all Americans and live in the greatest country imaginable.

    I don’t think red v. blue has anything to do with it.

    If there is anyone out there who doesn’t think we live in an absolute paradise, have you EVER been overseas?

  12. “I don’t know what happened to that market,” Lynch said, via USA Today. “He was, in everyone’s mind in this league,…?”

    Seriously? You’re either lying, or you’re an idiot. Lynch is befuddled and confused, still trying to figure out how Hillary lost too.

    See if his nose grew while saying that with a straight face….

  13. “He was, in everyone’s mind in this league, very close to signing a deal with a team at a really good number. And it fell through, apparently.”
    ___________

    Lynch is a great guy but gotta call balderdash and that line. If “everybody in the league” thought he was going to sign someplace it’d have been public knowledge. And why would most of the league be in the know about any signing ahead of time? And since Lynch is brand new on the job with no insider knowledge of Kaepernick it seems highly unlikely other teams would have been asking his opinion of a guy who wasn’t even a 49er any longer.

  14. In the NFL you have to be able to read defenses AND throw accurately. It is very easy for defenses to just start taking better angles against against running quarterbacks.

    I remember when Kordell Stewart seemed 5 times faster than anybody else on the field. Once defenses adjust to his running and took better angles on him he was very ordinary.

    This is the same problem Kaepernick is having.

  15. Kap was unhappy with American civil rights record when he started protesting during the Obama admin. Now that Trump is President, he will discontinue. I guess he thinks the problem has been fixed.

  16. wib22 says:
    Mar 17, 2017 5:17 PM
    My guess is he agreed to a deal with the patriots and the Browns balked at Belichick’s asking price for Garoppolo.
    =======================

    Never happen, no way, no how.

  17. “suggests that perhaps a G.M. was ready to bring him to town, but that ownership eventually got cold feet.”

    Huge amount of speculation there.

    Could just easily be the other way a round. Someone could have low-balled Kaep instead. Or low-balled in Kaep’s mind, anyway.

  18. He doesn’t have to stand for the anthem and rich guys don’t have to pay a communist sympathizer millions to sit on a bench. Plenty of time to comb the fro now, or poof it or whatever happens there.

  19. Forget about the embarrassing protest. Krapernick is just a trash qb and has been for a few years. I was glad when he got benched two years ago, he was so awful, everything was underthrown or overthrown or flat out couldn’t see the field or wide open wr’s. I’m extremely happy krapernick is gone. Time to start fresh. Hoyer will get us at least 6 wins. That’s three times as many wins as krapernick. I think hoyer can win us the division. The seahawks are washed up. Cards and rams are easy wins. I can finally enjoy some niners football with krapernick gone.

  20. officialgame says:
    Mar 17, 2017 5:23 PM

    Not a stand up kind of guy.
    ________________________________

    That was AWESOME!!!!

    LMAO!!!!!!

  21. He could always play the part of a Dodo bird in some ancient geographical show. He runs like one, he looks like one, he thinks like one, and it appears he has become extinct.

  22. what about all the fans in the stands who are to drunk even before the game to stand for the national anthem??

  23. bowenfootdoc2013
    America is a broke empire who is always at war, know that.

    1. The age of outburst (or pioneers).
    2. The age of conquests.
    3. The age of commerce.
    4. The age of affluence.
    5. The age of intellect.
    6. The age of decadence.
    7. The age of decline and collapse.
    #Rome

  24. Maybe if Hillary had won his anti-Americanism, anti-white racism would be rewarded, but America voted in a pro-American, pro-growth, patriotic President and CK’s anti-cop, divisive rhetoric has no market. Good.

  25. I honestly dont understand why he was so gung ho to opt out of his deal with the Niners. He was getting paid significantly more than he would make for anyone else,
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    He opted out after a sit down with Lynch and Shanahan, I think it’s safe to assume and i beleive has been reported in the Bay area, that Lynch told him they were not going to pay him at his current salary and would cut him if he exercised his option and stayed.

  26. My bad, krapernick had one win.i think hoyer will get atleast 6 wins and up to 9 wins and possibly win the division with the seahawks washed up defense and horrendous single digit offense. Niners fans can finally enjoy some winning football with krapernick gone. Forget about his protest, krapernick is just an awful qb and has been for 3 years .

  27. imtheangryblackman says:
    Mar 17, 2017 5:29 PM
    Awaiting a certain demographic to enter this post with anti-Kaepernick sentiments.

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    You can just say ‘football fans’. Its ok.

  28. exinsidetrader says:
    Mar 17, 2017 6:35 PM
    Maybe if Hillary had won his anti-Americanism, anti-white racism would be rewarded, but America voted in a pro-American, pro-growth, patriotic President and CK’s anti-cop, divisive rhetoric has no market. Good.

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    If Hillary had won he would still have been a bad qb.

  29. The fact that CK protested the way black people are treated in America was exactly right. He was right on point. The flag is supposed to represent him too. The right wing looneys, trying to turn this into some sort of disrespect to the flag, and soldiers that fought to preserve freedoms like the 1rst Amendment, are completely full of horse hockey.

  30. i canceled my Directv & refused to get cable because of Krapernick & support any person or group who does the same let th NFL lose money & rating over trash players like this

  31. It is not about just being anti-American but also anti-cop. The reality is that the vast majority of tax paying citizens, be it right or wrong, feel that BLM and protests like Kaep’s are nonsense.

    They know the reality is that the people getting shot are criminals resisting arrest and most are ok with that. They will not vocalize that publicly for fear of wrongly being branded a racist.

  32. 1- Biggest shock was when Kap “opted out” of his contract for upcoming 2017. Surely if not him but certainly his agent should know the landscape enough to tell Kap Stay and take the money cause it will be nearly impossible to get him 3 mil a yr as a back up.
    2- WHY is 49’ers GM saying now Kap was ever so close to a very nice deal? you cut him you move on and care about 49’er business ….. or is Kap still 49’er business. Meaning yeah Kap “supposedly” (wink/wink) opted out but maybe with a 49’er guarantee that will cover upto a certain amount of his salary. say hey Kap you ideally want out and that works for us starting from scratch so opt out and worst case we guarantee you say 6 mil (good back up QB money) and you get a chance to seek new and better oppurtunities for you. a win win?
    just sayin …

  33. heymister24 says:
    Mar 17, 2017 5:29 PM

    Kapnick has the right to not stand and many of us have the right to not stand for it.
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    Very true, and many of us have the right to do what happened.

  34. While y’all saying, what “LaVar Ball” shouldn’t be doing…. These racist caucasians are now colluding against this man, so he can’t play in the “NFL” because he stood up for “JUSTICE!” Did you just read what I wrote? The man is for “JUSTICE!” 😡😡😡😡 Sick minded people you all are….

  35. Anyone happy about Kaepernick being blackballed due to a peaceful protest should be ashamed and don’t deserve to be American.

    Try living in a country where your livelihood is 100% dependent on other people’s opinion of your opinions then come here and spew your nonsensical garbage.

  36. He felt pretty good about taking a crap on the American Flag….. He could go kiss my…. elbow.

  37. huck222 says:
    Mar 17, 2017 7:05 PM
    While y’all saying, what “LaVar Ball” shouldn’t be doing…. These racist caucasians are now colluding against this man, so he can’t play in the “NFL” because he stood up for “JUSTICE!” Did you just read what I wrote? The man is for “JUSTICE!” 😡😡😡😡 Sick minded people you all are….

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    Collusion is a strong word. I don’t think ownership of various teams are banding together to blackball Kapernick. I believe that his diminished skill set is combined with the fact that the bulk of the NFL’s customers (the fans) don’t view Kapernick in a positive light is why teams aren’t jumping to sign him. I don’t believe that most owners view him as the face of their franchise. There are consequences for standing up (or kneeling down) for what you believe. just as Kap is free to Kneel for the Anthem, Ownership has the right not to employ him.

  38. It’s time for his agent to dial up the GM for the Havana Hammer & Sickles. The Cuban Football League is up and coming. Raul Castro will make him their new national hero.

  39. Note to Kaep – GMs and Head Coaches avoid high maintenance items who could become major distractions. Natural talent is great but after a while you have to back it up with wins.

  40. mikeinthevine says:
    Had he been a drug taking, wife beater he’d still be playing.

    Ray Rice isn’t playing. Greg Hardy isn’t playing. Aldon Smith isn’t playing.
    Truth is, if you can help a team win and haven’t burned other bridges, you’ll eventually get a job in this league.
    But if you just aren’t that good and can’t help a team win — and I think Colin Kaepernick has been exposed in that way — or if you’re good, but repeatedly do stupid things, then engaging in anything that’s controversial or that angers fans (customers) will likely cost you your job.
    It’s pretty simple, really.

  41. ronfai says:
    Mar 17, 2017 7:17 PM
    Anyone happy about Kaepernick being blackballed due to a peaceful protest should be ashamed and don’t deserve to be American.

    Try living in a country where your livelihood is 100% dependent on other people’s opinion of your opinions then come here and spew your nonsensical garbage.

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    If Kapernick was anything more than a one season wonder, he would be gainfully employed as a quarterback in the NFL. His limited skill set, coupled with his combination platter of baggage is why he is unemployed at this time.

    Give Lynch credit for trying to drum up some interest in him.

  42. You said…
    “While y’all saying, what “LaVar Ball” shouldn’t be doing…. These racist caucasians are now colluding against this man, so he can’t play in the “NFL” because he stood up for “JUSTICE!” Did you just read what I wrote? The man is for “JUSTICE!” 😡😡😡😡 Sick minded people you all are….”

    I’m half Caucasian and half American Indian, not raised on a reservation.

    Talking about religion, politics and race in the entertainment business, or any other business for that matter, has never been recommended for OBVIOUS reasons. Those topics are not entertaining in the least to the vast majority of the fans and will QUICKLY upset most people.

    Justice is best worked out in a court of law. Unfortunately Kaepernick is learning vividly that the fans of the NFL are going to apply their justice to him directly. No court needed or required under his 1st Amendment rights!

    He might want a mulligan on how he handled this issue but he’s not going to get one.

    Had he brought this topic up away from the NFL platform We Caucasian might have listened to him depending on what he said and how he said it.

    Jim Brown… the GOAT, is very good at discussing race issues with Caucasians. Kaepernick needs to consult with the GOAT.

    Just my humble opinion.🤙

  43. ronfai says:
    Anyone happy about Kaepernick being blackballed due to a peaceful protest should be ashamed and don’t deserve to be American.

    So, ronfai, just so that I understand you: What you’re saying is that Colin Kaepernick shouldn’t be blackballed by his private employer as the result of a peaceful protest, but others who are offended by his actions and speak out against it (free speech, also peaceful) should be banned from America?
    Got it.

  44. Krappernick has every right as per the constitution to protest. Just like I have every right to speak my opinion and just like every team owner has the right to black ball him and refuse to hire him. Freedom of speech is a double edged sword. You are free to use it but so is everyone else that hates you.

  45. Not sure about anybody else, but I don’t have a right to conduct any sort of “protest” while I’m at work. I would be fired immediately. Kaep didn’t do what he did on his own time…he did it at work. And he sucks.

    The Seahawks will win the NFCW again this year, despite all of their issues.

    Go Hawks!

  46. First, he needs to fire his agent for his lack of insight To how damaging Kaps political antics were to him in a contract year. Next, hire an agent who will rehab his image.

    So where are his political backers now?!? Feeling used Kap?!?

  47. beachsidejames says:
    Mar 17, 2017 7:26 PM
    He felt pretty good about taking a crap on the American Flag….. He could go kiss my…. elbow.
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    Damn was that extremely funny and oh-so clever!

  48. “But we’re not going to close our mind or [rule] out options on anyone, including him.”

    Keep thinking like that Lynch and you won’t last long.

    Brian Hoyer, Matt Barkley, and Colon Kaepernick = 4-12

  49. “The man is for “JUSTICE!”

    Sure …the man with a $150,000 car and 300 pairs of shoes…just like Obama, who is blowing a cool $200,000 for a month in paradise and who will be getting $60 million for a book. You want to play the part of social warrior..show us the MONEY!!! Show us how much of your millions you have donated to charities.

    They are all BS!!!

  50. huck222 says:
    Mar 17, 2017 7:05 PM
    While y’all saying, what “LaVar Ball” shouldn’t be doing…. These racist caucasians are now colluding against this man, so he can’t play in the “NFL” because he stood up for “JUSTICE!” Did you just read what I wrote? The man is for “JUSTICE!” 😡😡😡😡 Sick minded people you all are….

    I truly feel sorry for you Huck. What racist caucasians are you referring to?

  51. What racist caucasians are you referring to?

    The ones that voted for the current racist president. The ones that are relieved that dark skin Kenyan is out of office.

  52. huck222 … just because some people feel like Cap is a phony, with his 10ft wide afrow and “selective” rage at a system that paid him 10’s of millions, that doesn’t make them racist.

    Where was his social justice rage when he was on the cover of all those magazines bragging about his new car, 300 pairs of shoes and $10 million home. After his “brave” stand on the sidelines, he found out he would rather have the millions than have to “brave it out” on his own.

    The man is a phony and I wouldn’t have him within a 100 miles of my locker room.

  53. Krap is a LIAR No one was even close to signing him last week he cost us a Superbowl and has regresed every year since his 3rd game Haurbagh so called Guru couldnt fix him but fixed Smith in 1/2 A SEASON , Too Bad Haurboaughs pride got the best of him because he drafted the wrong guy for the wrong system and thats why i love our new Regime Lynch /KS AS SOON AS THEY SETTLED IN WAS FIRST THE FIRST THING THEY TOOK CARE OF GET RID OF THE kRAP they making the right moves See u in the Superbowl in 3 YEARS FOLKS AND MR TRUMP ILL BUY U 50 YRD LINE SEATS I havnt missed a home game in 47 years if it comes from me YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT ( hahaha ME and ALEX Smith were the only 2 people out of 70k fans that wore #11 these people thought he (Krap) was GOD IT TOOK ME 6 YEARS to finally say( I TOLD U SO )PS: THERES ONLY 2 GODS THE GOD ALLMIGHTY AND JOE GOD hahahaha NO MO NO MO NO MO NO MO HIT THE ROAD kRAP

  54. Krap is a LIAR No one was even close to signing him last week he cost us a Superbowl and has regresed every year since his 3rd game Haurbagh so called Guru couldnt fix him but fixed Smith in 1/2 A SEASON , Too Bad Haurboaughs pride got the best of him because he drafted the wrong guy for the wrong system and thats why i love our new Regime Lynch /KS AS SOON AS THEY SETTLED IN WAS FIRST THE FIRST THING THEY TOOK CARE OF GET RID OF THE kRAP they making the right moves See u in the Superbowl in 3 YEARS FOLKS AND MR TRUMP ILL BUY U 50 YRD LINE SEATS I havnt missed a home game in 47 years if it comes from me YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT ( hahaha ME and ALEX Smith were the only 2 people out of 70k fans that wore #11 these people thought he (Krap) was GOD IT TOOK ME 6 YEARS to finally say( I TOLD U SO )PS: THERES ONLY 2 GODS THE GOD ALLMIGHTY AND JOE GOD hahahaha NO MO NO MO NO MO NO MO HIT THE ROAD kRAP

  55. Kaepernick has proven that he can play at a high level. A team with a Head Coach or an Offensive Coordinator that has proven experience in developing QB’s could get good production out of him on the field. The problem here is that the NFL is a business like any other. Taking strong political stances on polarizing issues like race tends to make athletes and the teams they play for less marketable to a wide audience. Half of the population will love you for your stance, and half will hate you. That reduces market share for teams. But Kaepernick can play. Certainly he’s better than Brian Hoyer or plenty of other QB’s that have gotten deals this year.

  56. He’s gotta just wait for the 9ers to cut him take his money and then decide if he wants to play somewhere and compete for the starting job on a short term low pay deal.

    The fact that he risked his career and commercial reputation just makes him patriotic. I don’t agree with everything he did, but at the same time the people that scare me the most are the ones that want to tar and feather him for his politics. Religious freedom and freedom of speech only work when people respect each other, even when they disagree. It seems to me like an awful lot of people would rather live in a dictatorship (so long as it represented there own views) than an actual free country.

    I don’t have a problem with teams not wanting to pay him like a starting QB… He has to earn that on the field

  57. He made a public political statement. I think a guy with that kind of strength should be welcome on any football team. This is still America, right?

  58. If cops were racist they would shoot black women.

    The fact is over half of all violent crimes are committed by black men and less than half of police shootings are against black men.

    It’s not a race problem it’s a crime problem.

  59. There is very few facts as to which team was involved and therefore why the deal may have fallen through. It is all speculation based on a single sentence quoted from Lynch. The Niners are apparently not going to enter a bidding war for his services. His stats, including QB rating, pass completion percentage and TD to INT ratio, are similar to his 2013 stats. Therefore he has not regressed. Keep in mind that he had better receivers in 2012 than he did last year as well. However, some of his execution and decision making was suspect in the Niners 2-14 season, and the play calling was atrocious. That was why the coach was fired.

    I think there are a couple of teams interested in Kap, but I think they are also waiting to see if Tony Romo will be cut. I think that Romo is a better pure passer than Kap but without the ability to scramble or the ability to stay healthy. It is certainly possible that Kap may not be able to find an employer who will pay him as much as he was scheduled to be paid. Even the Niners are not willing to do that.at this point. So, he may have to take a pay cut to find a team this year or risk having a shortened career.

  60. Kap is a good guy. All the venomous comments thrown his way do not come from real fans or objective journalists, but from people who have an agenda. “Fans” who claim that he cost us the Super Bowl are not telling the truth. Kap threw the ball into the hands of Crabtree, and he failed to catch it. If Kap had thrown the ball out of Crabtree’s reach, then it would have been Kap’s fault. Besides, the defense played a terrible game. Every time Kap brought the Niners back from behind, they gave up some points in the next series. The fact that the Niners came from way behind to even have a chance to win it was almost as good a performance as the one Tom Brady had in the most recent SB.

  61. He was more of a good athlete that played well at the Quarterback position in the system Jim Harbaugh had put in place during his tenure. Watch film of their offense in 2012. It was genius and it was beautiful to watch. He’s not a ‘Quarterback’ though.

  62. Sure …the man with a $150,000 car and 300 pairs of shoes…just like Obama, who is blowing a cool $200,000 for a month in paradise and who will be getting $60 million for a book

    Rich people aren’t allowed to protest things.

    Gotcha.

    I have no idea how you dragged Obama into this. But at least he’s spending his own money. He isn’t spending millions of taxpayer dollars per week to keep his wife in New York while he jets down to his resort in Florida.

  63. You gotta love it when people who are worth dozens of dollars (if that) have so much to say about how Kaepernick screwed himself out of millions of dollars. You geniuses should include your contact information when you post comments, so Kaep can get in touch and hire you as his financial adviser. SMH.

  64. I agree with @briang123, if Kaepernick was more polished or had recent success, a team would bring him in.

    He could sign on with the Jets but the the way things are shaping up the organization, he’d be signing up for one year to only be out of the league in two years.

  65. Kaepernick destroyed any chance of playing in the NFL again with his unAmerican, Muslim supporting “protest” last season, which cost the NFL (and it’s owners) millions.

    Most of the owners like to win, but ALL of them want to make money…. doubt Kaepernick gets a deal.

  66. It fell through because he sucks at playing quarterback…no one wants a jihadi on their team anyway.

  67. Kap refuses to stand in the pocket. And now has shown us he only wants to be in the game for the 4th quarter kneel down to run out the clock (can’t deny he excels at this). Times up, dude.

  68. The NFL should not allow their “brand” to be a pedestal for players to voice or demonstrate for social issues. They are “using” the NFL. In street clothes away from NFL facilities it’s their right.

  69. Skill set deteriorated, D coaches learned how to adjust. The SF deal he opted-out of was his best offer. He is poorly advised.

  70. Man if I was a sports star or a Hollywood star the last thing I would ever discuss is politics, race or class. Millionaires have zero in common with the middle class. Completely different lifestyle. I have felt that the 9ers are probably going to be in the basement for a long time. But by cutting Kap they are moving in a new direction. Lynch could probably turn that team around ala Reggie Mackenzie but the problem is Jed and his meddling. You cant fire the owner. Harbaugh even admitted it this week. Thank God Mark Davis is a hands off owner.

  71. CK is a phony, mark it down. The ONLY reason he came out recently and said he would no longer be kneeling was to make himself more marketable. So, this guy totally bailed on his stance in order to selfishly make himself more marketable to future NFL teams. Wow, Colin, that is a fountain of commitment you are making towards your cause, stand back!

  72. You’re missing the obvious. In his salad days he was a terrible pocket passer – 80.9 in 2013 from the pocket.

    Teams figured that out. In 2014 they got better and better at keeping him in the pocket. So while he started strong, by mid=2014 till the end of the season his QB rating was under 77.0.

    In 2015 it was pathetic. In 2016 he had a little QB rating bounce, but that was his career best INT % not anything else. An offense that, by its nature, inflates QB ratings. Nick Foles 117.7 with 27TD & 2 INT in his first year. Mark Sanchez had his best career rating 88.4, which is 15 points higher than his career average, in that system.

    In the end, he still (as for his entire career) couldn’t complete 60% of his passes in a dink-and-dunk offense under Kelly. An offense that, considering how short he threw, should have produced a 68%, or better, completion percentage.

  73. In other words

    Lynch thinking: Damn, nobodys interested. I was hoping wed be rid of him by now. sigh. Welp, here goes nothing….

    Lynch saying: If you want Kap youd better step up. Someone else almost got him, but the deal fell through at the last second. Hell, Id resign him if we hadnt signed Hoyer and Barkley, wish I had the room, but my loss is your gain.

  74. The team realized that crapernick actually wanted to be paid for his services and decided to look elsewhere.

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