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Report: Kaepernick wants a chance to start, and $9-10 million

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Is Colin Kaepernick still unemployed because his asking price is too high?

That’s the suggestion in a report from Dan Graziano of ESPN, who cites multiple sources as saying that Kaepernick won’t settle for just any job.

According to the report, Kaepernick wants to go to a place that will give him a chance to start, and pay him a salary in the range of $9 million to $10 million a year. That would mean he expects a better deal than the ones free agent quarterbacks Josh McCown and Brian Hoyer got this month.

That would also mean some teams that could make sense for Kaepernick as a backup, like the Seahawks and Panthers, wouldn’t be attractive to Kaepernick because he wouldn’t have a chance to start.

Realistically, there aren’t many places where Kaepernick would get a chance to start. So if he’s limiting himself to those places, there are few options available to him.

One person we haven’t heard from is Kaepernick himself. Although he is active on social media, he rarely tweets about football and has not said anything about how much money he wants or what kind of opportunity he’s seeking. If he’s willing to be a backup and play for backup money, saying so publicly might help him get such an offer. If he’s not willing to be a backup and play for backup money, he may remain unemployed for a while.

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152 Responses to “Report: Kaepernick wants a chance to start, and $9-10 million”
  1. jimnaizeeum says: Mar 28, 2017 5:29 AM

    Is Colin Kaepernick still unemployed because his asking price is too high

    Ding, ding, ding…we have a winner.

  2. MichaelEdits says: Mar 28, 2017 5:39 AM

    So do I, but that’s not going to happen either.

  3. randersizl says: Mar 28, 2017 5:39 AM

    Sure man, and I want a hot brunette who is 5’2″ exactly and likes butt play to love me…but it aint always that easy…look at the 32 teams in the league. There are only 4 spots where he could have a shot at being a started…jets, browns, texans, and 49ers….i think kaepernick is closer to the guy that went to the super bowl then the guy we have seen recently but get serious…take a knee then take a job, and prove it bud

  4. nyneal says: Mar 28, 2017 5:41 AM

    Is he kidding? Nine or ten million dollars per year? For what? To cause a disturbance on the field?

    I hope he never sets foot on an NFL field again.

  5. streetyson says: Mar 28, 2017 5:46 AM

    Tebow 2.0 – albeit narcissistically kissing his own tattoos and preaching about perceived slights rather than narcissistically posing and preaching how much God loves him.

  6. johnniemayes says: Mar 28, 2017 5:49 AM

    Welp. Enjoy playing Canadian football.

  7. gsomatt says: Mar 28, 2017 5:49 AM

    Tebow II

  8. timmyp716 says: Mar 28, 2017 5:49 AM

    Well, I’m happy the funniest thing I’ll read today happened this early

  9. Rolo Tomassi says: Mar 28, 2017 5:59 AM

    Ayyy fuuuny

  10. namingrights says: Mar 28, 2017 6:00 AM

    Here’s the contract. It escalates
    $5 million if you start all 16 games(earn a starting role)
    $8 million if we go 8-8
    $10 million if we make the playoffs
    $15 million if we win a playoff game.

    tell me if I’m lowballing

  11. royalitalianarmy says: Mar 28, 2017 6:01 AM

    He doesn’t want to be signed. He can create more controversy and and have people scream out racism when no one signs him.

  12. rocknrollman59 says: Mar 28, 2017 6:02 AM

    He is still unemployed because of the kneeing during the national anthem, pure and simple……you reap what you sow, so come sunday afternoons, he is where he belongs….on the sidelines watching football, like all of us……

  13. stevejjones says: Mar 28, 2017 6:19 AM

    Paying to inject a cancerous cell into the body politic of your locker room? No thank you.

  14. noknoknokpenny says: Mar 28, 2017 6:21 AM

    Ok….if this is true, then Kaepernick needs to announce that he is not unemployed due to racism.

  15. delhommed says: Mar 28, 2017 6:31 AM

    STOP WITH ARTICLES ABOUT HIM… I’M SICK OF IT

  16. puffnstuff5005 says: Mar 28, 2017 6:31 AM

    This guy doesn’t seem like the sharpest tool in the shed.

  17. stevebowl says: Mar 28, 2017 6:39 AM

    Does Cuba have a team?

  18. huck222 says: Mar 28, 2017 6:44 AM

    To be honest, “Kaep’s” asking price is low and fair…. Mike Glennon & Tyrod Taylor are both getting 15 million a year and people that know football know damn well “Kaep” is 20 times better than both of them… The bottom line is Kaep was statistically the 16th best QB last year on a bad team, so I’m hoping a GM comes to their senses because he’s actually better than over half of the QB’s in the NFL… If Kaep has to go to the CFL? 25 GM’s should be fired immediately!

  19. mauldawg says: Mar 28, 2017 6:44 AM

    Hope he never sets foot on an NFL field again. He wants $9 million plus a year! Who would ever pay this bum that kind of money. Its all a smoke screen just so he can yell the owners are racist.

  20. stillabucsfan says: Mar 28, 2017 6:44 AM

    Adrian Peterson and Colin start an expansion team πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  21. nbptma1 says: Mar 28, 2017 6:49 AM

    Please stop promoting this guy. He made his bed and now he has to lie in it.

    I don’t follow the snobbish liberal elite and I think you should have to pay a price when you disrespect the country you live in. He’s getting what he deserves.

  22. truninerfan49 says: Mar 28, 2017 6:50 AM

    I want to bang Kate Upton. I think I have a better chance than Kap getting 1o mill a year and a starting job.

  23. snowdood163 says: Mar 28, 2017 6:51 AM

    And if he doesn’t get it, he’s gonna complain about how oppressed he is.

  24. bobnyjets says: Mar 28, 2017 6:51 AM

    Sucks and stupid.

    A really bad combination.

  25. dartwick says: Mar 28, 2017 6:54 AM

    -hes ok, not good
    -he wants low end starter money
    -he offended people by disrespecting the flag

    If anyone of these three points was different he would have a job.
    Its silly to ascribe the situation to just one cause.

  26. poison66 says: Mar 28, 2017 6:57 AM

    Try Canada , they might pay you 8 or 9 thousand Canadian dollars. …..

  27. JackieMoon says: Mar 28, 2017 7:03 AM

    Dudes a beast, he could easily start in Buffalo, San Diego, Kansas City and Denver not to mention Houston and the Jets

  28. udontknowjacku says: Mar 28, 2017 7:04 AM

    I want that same gig!! Wheres the line to kneel in?

  29. ihavenoeyedeer says: Mar 28, 2017 7:09 AM

    Saying so publicly gets you noting. It’s what his agents are saying to the teams. He had that money and the opportunity to start for the 49ers and he opted out.

  30. irishgary says: Mar 28, 2017 7:10 AM

    Maybe Kap and AP can get a package deal. Both are delusional.

  31. themikegun says: Mar 28, 2017 7:12 AM

    Is that what they pay in Canada now? I’m pretty sure you still need an arm to play there. Are the SillyNannies looking for a QB?

  32. paleandpasty says: Mar 28, 2017 7:14 AM

    I thought this was obvious to annoying with common sense.

  33. riggo08 says: Mar 28, 2017 7:16 AM

    And certain people at ESPN and other networks will tell you this is a race issue. SMH.

  34. xofdallas says: Mar 28, 2017 7:23 AM

    Priced out of the market.

    And I still believe each team’s GM/owner is making an individual decision – namely, that taking on a marginal quarterback who’s a project, and who may very well lose them paying fans, is not a smart business decision.

    Like I said, I really don’t think he’s being blackballled. Rather, I think most owners/gm’s realize he’s kryptonite for their fan base and the risk is just not worth it.

  35. abninf says: Mar 28, 2017 7:26 AM

    I wouldn’t want him on my team for the minimum even if he were the best quarterback in NFL history.

  36. manderson4150 says: Mar 28, 2017 7:28 AM

    Idea: Spike Lee can buy a team and sign him….there, everyone feel better now.

  37. suns11111 says: Mar 28, 2017 7:29 AM

    Colin is perfect backup to send out for the “victory formation”. Lol

  38. johnny07022 says: Mar 28, 2017 7:34 AM

    Kap should take his racist fame and become the next Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, those leaches on society made millions inciting racism, I be he could too.

  39. bartpkelly says: Mar 28, 2017 7:39 AM

    He hasn’t said anything because he is trying to rebuild his image with charity work right now.

  40. cma1973 says: Mar 28, 2017 7:40 AM

    I just spit out my coffee. Thanks now I have to clean my monitor.

  41. NFLexpert says: Mar 28, 2017 7:40 AM

    And I’ll have fries with that….

  42. strength531 says: Mar 28, 2017 7:45 AM

    Just let it go already.

  43. xofdallas says: Mar 28, 2017 7:45 AM

    Hmmmm…. the previous comment didn’t even take into account the thought that a maximum of 4 teams are even looking at this point. Browns, Broncos, Texans, Jets.

    Jets, no, for reasons that are at least partially political, but that also are unique to that organization.

    Browns reportedly are still after Garappolo at this point. I also believe the people making personnel decisions for the Browns are involved in a numbers game, that being a risk-reward game based on revenues from fans. I also don’t think they’d pay that much for Kap, because he’s overvalued himself.

    Texans and Broncos are both waiting to see about Romo. In the Broncos’ case, Elway would also believe Kap’s overvalued. He believed that of Osweiler, and that turned out to be a good decision, even if what he was forced to work with wasn’t too good, so Elway has some street cred to support his value-based decisions right now.

    Long and short of it is, the four teams who might still be looking for a qb very likely are still exploring other options (Romo, Garappolo, the draft) and/or believe Kaepernick has overvalued himself.

  44. nwhmpshr says: Mar 28, 2017 7:48 AM

    Wahhh, the racists won’t pay me ten million dollars! I’m oppressed.

  45. steelerdeathstar says: Mar 28, 2017 7:49 AM

    When you combine mediocre, at best, performance over the last couple years, with the perception that you are an un-American troublemaker and public relations nightmare, you become toxic in the extreme.
    Supposedly wanting 9-10 million a year and the chance to start just makes him that much more so.

  46. mojodoa says: Mar 28, 2017 7:50 AM

    Get him in the concussion protocol pronto! Kap needs help badly.

  47. jjbearvt says: Mar 28, 2017 7:51 AM

    I wonder if he will stand for the Canadian National anthem when he is making 50K…..

    Welcome to the real world DUMASS!

  48. 400marios says: Mar 28, 2017 7:54 AM

    Chance to start? Absolutely.

    However, I don’t think the Canadian Football League pays that much.

  49. afcnorth54 says: Mar 28, 2017 8:03 AM

    ok so stop with trying to make his unemployment controversial already.

  50. tqaztec says: Mar 28, 2017 8:12 AM

    Report: Kaepernick wants a chance to start, and $9-10 million
    ====================================

    Me too.

  51. jimthebuilder27 says: Mar 28, 2017 8:14 AM

    Sure! And I want a chance to have a job with an annual salary of $1,000,000 and to date a sexy former friend of mine, but the chances of either aren’t promising!

  52. mfemenel says: Mar 28, 2017 8:16 AM

    People sit for the anthem when they watch from home. You’ll fit right in.

  53. catfish252 says: Mar 28, 2017 8:17 AM

    Try the CFL — Up in Canada you won’t have to stand for the Star Spangled Banner, it’s a win-win for everyone except the Canadians.

  54. charger383 says: Mar 28, 2017 8:22 AM

    unlike old the old WWF the NFL does not need heels

  55. geefan1 says: Mar 28, 2017 8:23 AM

    Me too – I’d like a chance a start and 9-10m please… and a yacht… oh and maybe a Porsche…

  56. gpete1962 says: Mar 28, 2017 8:25 AM

    Try the CFL or the European league for 9 or 10 thousand a year.

  57. uopclod says: Mar 28, 2017 8:29 AM

    DRUG TEST!!!!

  58. meatruegenius says: Mar 28, 2017 8:36 AM

    No GM is going to stand for that.

  59. belugataxi says: Mar 28, 2017 8:44 AM

    And I believed one Adrian Peterson was the most delusional person on this planet…

  60. 49ersfury says: Mar 28, 2017 8:45 AM

    Since when is peaceful protest a career ending crime?

    Let’s discuss the reason for his protest.

  61. clayton268921 says: Mar 28, 2017 8:52 AM

    Called it. Regardless, he’s to expensive, proven not good enough at football to start for anyone, and obviously doesn’t care about football.

  62. questionableopinion says: Mar 28, 2017 8:57 AM

    Again, people are just overreacting due to media hype. The media loves all Kaep controversy, so they are milking it for what it’s worth. He will sign with a team, and he is probably even going to get a chance to start somewhere. Why isn’t he signed already? Because it makes more sense to see what happens in the draft first, and it will “look” better if you wait until later to sign him. He’s not the kind of QB you beat down the door to sign immediately.

  63. mgs2277 says: Mar 28, 2017 8:58 AM

    bahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!

  64. heymister24 says: Mar 28, 2017 9:00 AM

    Many football fans will have negative reactions to buying tickets to watch a kapnick QB game.

  65. cdace13 says: Mar 28, 2017 9:01 AM

    Good luck with that jackass….

  66. packers291 says: Mar 28, 2017 9:01 AM

    Why does he have to declare his intentions publicly to make you happy? Why can’t his agent communicate with the teams like all other agents?

  67. Kingmj4891 says: Mar 28, 2017 9:03 AM

    HaHaHa….

    Brett Favre has a better chance of un-retiring and getting that type of deal then Kaepernick.

  68. rainsarge says: Mar 28, 2017 9:05 AM

    $700,000 and a clipboard is the best I can do.

  69. usa98j30t4 says: Mar 28, 2017 9:06 AM

    Well, give it to him. Wouldn’t want to be accused of racism. Oh wait, we already are. The hell with him.

  70. dejadoh says: Mar 28, 2017 9:07 AM

    He’s not Tebow II. Tebow was not a disruptive force before a game. Tebow could not throw the ball, but, hell, he could move and run as well or better than Kap. Kap can throw the ball (just not great).

  71. jboody79 says: Mar 28, 2017 9:07 AM

    I want to own my own personal island in the Caribbean and win a $100 million Powerball! Ask Kap how Tinkerbell is, because he’s living in Never Neverland

  72. InLavonteWeTrust says: Mar 28, 2017 9:08 AM

    You can blame Mike Glennon for all of this

  73. winningisabrees says: Mar 28, 2017 9:12 AM

    Dudes just not that good….

    We have seen this time and time again, a guy has a great year, someone (cough cough, Jaws) says you will be the greatest ever, then they flop.

    See RG3, Gabbert, Young, that’s why I caution on Dak, lets

  74. winningisabrees says: Mar 28, 2017 9:13 AM

    ….me too

  75. buzzlightner says: Mar 28, 2017 9:15 AM

    an escalated contract that can reach the numbers he wants. depending on performance of course.

  76. tangotwo22 says: Mar 28, 2017 9:15 AM

    I would too…

  77. kcflake says: Mar 28, 2017 9:17 AM

    Kap may need to look at CFL or Arena League. No Way he gets handed a starting job and 9-10 mill a year.

  78. outlaw53 says: Mar 28, 2017 9:18 AM

    Tebow II? That is an insult….to Tebow. At least Tim Tebow loves God..and God seems to love him back. I doubt anyone loves Kaep…except Kaep and his activist skank.

  79. purplepyramidascension says: Mar 28, 2017 9:20 AM

    Mike Glennon is a starter. Why should he settle for being a backup? Because he had the audacity to kneel during our anthem to draw attention to a serious problem in America? Ridiculous.

  80. Wonka22 says: Mar 28, 2017 9:20 AM

    I heard that BLM was looking for a spokesman. They’re failing at everything they’re protesting/ rioting for, so maybe a qb turned comedian might just do the trick….LOL!

  81. harrisonhits2 says: Mar 28, 2017 9:21 AM

    He may well get it once the inevitable early season injuries to a few QBs happen, but not till then.

  82. fishman5656 says: Mar 28, 2017 9:25 AM

    Ray Rice was a good running back too. If you do something “out of bounds” you will pay the price period. Kaepernick may not have slapped/knocked out a woman, but slapped the hell out of decent law enforcement and people who support them.

  83. saltineamerican says: Mar 28, 2017 9:26 AM

    The only way he gets the money hes looking for is if he can say hes better than the 32nd best starter in the league. Is he a viable alternative to starting a rookie? Is he a leader? Does he possess the ability to mentor? These are some big questions. I believe if he was a top 15 quarterback, the National Anthem controversy would be nothing more than wind in sails.

  84. jgedgar70 says: Mar 28, 2017 9:27 AM

    “Kaepernick wants to go to a place that will give him a chance to start, and pay him a salary in the range of $9 million to $10 million a year.”

    He’s got a better chance of walking into a steakhouse in Oklahoma, preaching a vegan sermon, and getting out of the steakhouse alive than ever seeing this happen.

  85. redmosquito16 says: Mar 28, 2017 9:27 AM

    football aside, this man is a true american patriot. you can keep flying your flags & your silly yellow ribbons. kaep is a man of action and has done more off the field than any of you ignorant fools.

  86. tortorellasucks says: Mar 28, 2017 9:29 AM

    CANADA! C Ya Dude, maybe you will be much happier out of America finally

  87. SparkyGump says: Mar 28, 2017 9:31 AM

    Incredible. Who is advising this guy?

  88. puckskin says: Mar 28, 2017 9:31 AM

    What’s the saying, beggars can’t be choosers?

  89. stinkymcmulligan says: Mar 28, 2017 9:32 AM

    This bum isn’t worth a sack of rotten potatoes

  90. trentdilfer08 says: Mar 28, 2017 9:33 AM

    Don’t Sweet It Kaep!! Playing Fantasy Football & Watching The Red Zone From Your Couch Is A Blast.

  91. truthdispensary says: Mar 28, 2017 9:33 AM

    They misquoted…it was $9 – $10 dollars per hour at the local burger king and he wants to start on Monday. Burger King denied his request, they didnt want the negativity associated with the brand.

  92. twcham67 says: Mar 28, 2017 9:34 AM

    YOUR DAYS ARE DONE PATHETIC ONE!!!

  93. it's not gold.....it's yellow says: Mar 28, 2017 9:35 AM

    We, now we know collusion isn’t the reason he can’t find a job.

  94. RegisHawk says: Mar 28, 2017 9:35 AM

    I’d like $4-5 million/year for doing nothing myself…don’t even want to show up for practice. Wouldn’t mind walking around, hanging out with the players, but that’s about it.

    Make it so.

  95. corkspop says: Mar 28, 2017 9:36 AM

    He needs to stay in shape because he isn’t going to be on a roster until the pre-season injuries start to happen.

  96. liongator says: Mar 28, 2017 9:39 AM

    He won’t stand for anything less.

  97. suncawy says: Mar 28, 2017 9:40 AM

    So, he wants a team to pay him 9 or 10 million, who was a distraction to his team and hasn’t played well in the last few years….I’ll pass.

  98. jxt2521 says: Mar 28, 2017 9:44 AM

    He’s unemployed for one reason…. he’s a bridge QB that needs a special offense. His career shows he’s not going to be the long term guy and he would find work as a bridge QB but he needs a special offense. His options are go to CFL and work on his passing skills, take a backup job on a team with an offense that could work with him or wait for an injury.

    He’s not someone a GM would sign right now. His market will develop in training camp. But he would have multiple offers if he would take a backup job and money. The anthem stuff is just talk radio fodder and a way for all the angry people who turned off SF games to feel like they mattered.

  99. jonathankrobinson424 says: Mar 28, 2017 9:44 AM

    The day is coming soon where we all can say “Kap who?”

  100. mogogo1 says: Mar 28, 2017 9:48 AM

    Is he still on the crazy diet that caused him to lose all that muscle weight? Lost in all the uproar over the kneeling is he made himself a WORSE athlete and hasn’t played well in a very long time, yet he’s still making demands like he’s a star.

  101. chaseutley says: Mar 28, 2017 9:49 AM

    Kaepernick needs to hire Mike Vick to be his life coach.

  102. jsm08 says: Mar 28, 2017 9:52 AM

    Ahhh. So it’s okay to speculate he’s getting blackballed because of his political stance but when numbers are leaked we have to actually talk to Colin first.

    Funny how narratives work.

  103. wny49er says: Mar 28, 2017 9:53 AM

    He is too predictable and can never make the smart throws. Always moves to his left, so you know where to rush him. Does not have the mental ability to get rid of the ball under center after a three steps drop. Doesn’t know how to pre-read defenses when at the line or where coverage is going to be after the ball is snap. Takes forever to find an open receiver and production has greatly fallen off. Thrown in the fact he doesn’t focus 100% on football and you have a marginal qb that would be lucky to be a third stringer. I wouldn’t give him more than EJ Manual got.

  104. ocgunslinger says: Mar 28, 2017 9:54 AM

    He is not a leader that you want as a professional or personally. However, he will be the answer to a trivia question in a few years.

  105. steelerguy says: Mar 28, 2017 10:06 AM

    STOP TRYING TO BE HIS AGENT!!!

    You guys like him so much – YOU hire him.

  106. truninerfan49 says: Mar 28, 2017 10:08 AM

    johnniemayes says:

    Welp. Enjoy playing Canadian football.

    —————————————–

    I wonder if he will kneel during Oh Canada?

  107. fumblenuts says: Mar 28, 2017 10:09 AM

    Go to the Jets…..they NEED a QB.

  108. DawgPound83 says: Mar 28, 2017 10:15 AM

    Bwhahahahahahahahahah!!!!
    Someone better test his pee, cause that man is high!

  109. packmangamble says: Mar 28, 2017 10:17 AM

    Keep dreaming Colin, you’re not going to get either one!

  110. jamarcuslives says: Mar 28, 2017 10:19 AM

    Here’s the contract. It escalates
    $5 million if you start all 16 games(earn a starting role)
    $8 million if we go 8-8
    $10 million if we make the playoffs
    $15 million if we win a playoff game.

    tell me if I’m lowballing

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Not lowballing at all. This deal is completely appropriate. For Andrew Luck.

  111. tv426 says: Mar 28, 2017 10:22 AM

    Let me get this straight, he opts out of $12 mil in SF AND was the starter, to have a chance to start elsewhere for $9-10?

    Not the sharpest tool in the shed, which explains why he can’t read a D to save his life.
    Good luck with that bud!

  112. ketelwon says: Mar 28, 2017 10:24 AM

    The best place for him is oblivion so I don’t have to ever hear or read about this loser again.

  113. 1heatedtoombrayduh says: Mar 28, 2017 10:24 AM

    Well i haven’t heard him say it. there are no interviews where he says it. so its all speculation at this point. but please all comment away as if you know the situation. the writer himself basically calls this speculation lol

    same thing happened with Adrian Peterson

  114. madmike66 says: Mar 28, 2017 10:31 AM

    Further evidence that this clueless clown just doesn’t ‘get it’. He’s living in a complete fantasy world. GMs around the league take notice of things like this, when a guy becomes a huge distraction and then turns around and expects to be paid as if nothing happened. I suspect that when his asking price drops a lot of GMs still won’t touch him, because they know he’s delusional and is just going to be a headache.

  115. ss81416 says: Mar 28, 2017 10:33 AM

    Forget sitting out the anthem stuff (which he probably believes is the reason why he’s un-employed); he is not a great QB, he’s not a good QB either. Thus, he should be holding the clipboard and waiting to prove to the other starting QBs and coaches he can start.

    San Fran overpaid him to begin with.

  116. briang123 says: Mar 28, 2017 10:35 AM

    And I want to win the lottery and date Emily Ratajkowski.

  117. Karmi says: Mar 28, 2017 10:36 AM

    He’s a strong supporter of ISIS and a left-wing activist – let ISIS and Democratic party pay him for PR work, since he’s not even qualified to be an NFL backup water-boy.

  118. agent7x6 says: Mar 28, 2017 10:36 AM

    If not for the controversy stemming from his protests of last year, he would seem a good candidate to join the QB circus in Houston. As it is, there is no way for him to be accepted by the Houston fan base…for that matter, I can’t think of a market that will accept him with open arms as a starter.

  119. collectordude says: Mar 28, 2017 10:37 AM

    kaepernick is an idiot.
    He will never get 9 million let alone a chance to start.

  120. jags2daship says: Mar 28, 2017 10:39 AM

    Well I want a QB that doesnt hate America

  121. huskersrock1 says: Mar 28, 2017 10:43 AM

    I want a hamburger. No, cheeseburger. I want a hot dog. I want a milkshake. I want potato salad…

    You’ll get nothing, and like it!

  122. stipez says: Mar 28, 2017 10:46 AM

    Hope Sherman and spike Lee read this. Then next time they speak about it they’ll know what they’re talking about.

  123. irimz says: Mar 28, 2017 10:46 AM

    This dude is the anti-Willie Beamon.

  124. schmitty2 says: Mar 28, 2017 10:52 AM

    One of the many things he needs to do is hire an agent that will tell him the harsh reality….quit asking for low-end starting QB money and take somewhere in the 3-5 mil range to be a back-up. As much as everyone dislikes him for obvious reasons I don’t think many would dispute that he’s not the worst qb option out there. Swallow your pride, take the back-up money and wait for your chance.

  125. zinnsand21 says: Mar 28, 2017 10:53 AM

    Well he is already stated he will not be taking a knee in protest this season and that can be contractually locked down anyway so i don’t think his political bent is an issue. But $9-10 million US and a chance to start? There’s the reason right there.. If he wants to play this season he is looking at $3 million tops and no guarantee to start..

  126. onebuffalove716 says: Mar 28, 2017 10:58 AM

    How is any different than the contract he opted out of

  127. kingcrusher says: Mar 28, 2017 10:58 AM

    My local Walmart is hiring. Competitive wages, benefits after 90 days if you’re full time. And you get a 10% discount card on all merchandise except produce (but the months of November and December you do).

  128. fjbuon says: Mar 28, 2017 10:59 AM

    hahahahahahahahaha

  129. jackedupboonie says: Mar 28, 2017 10:59 AM

    Atleast we now have the REAL reason crapernick is still unsigned.

  130. chadbrochill017 says: Mar 28, 2017 11:06 AM

    Kaep deserves whatever his numbers dictate. His numbers reflect about a career 90 QB rating, on par with Tyrod Taylor, Ryan Tannehill, Alex Smith, Andy Dalton, and Matt Stafford. Except they all make 15 million+ per year. So, what does he really deserve?

  131. cadreamer1969 says: Mar 28, 2017 11:06 AM

    Love it when the truth comes out and it goes against the narrative some were trying to forward.

  132. cosmicconvoy says: Mar 28, 2017 11:15 AM

    He needs to grow up before anything else and stop being an attention-craving brat

  133. joetoronto says: Mar 28, 2017 11:18 AM

    His only hope is the bush league CFL where he’ll make $80,000 a year.

  134. balt88 says: Mar 28, 2017 11:19 AM

    I’d hate it if Kaepernick was by team’s backup QB and he was playing for free.

    Can’t imagine how most fans would feel if he was being paid $9-10 million…

  135. bert1913 says: Mar 28, 2017 11:23 AM

    This in not about politics, it’s about talent. If Dak Prescott burnt the American flag instead of standing for it and then became a free agent, teams would be breaking down his door to sign him

  136. mauijim805 says: Mar 28, 2017 11:27 AM

    Dear Randlsizl…Buttplay?thats an exit not an entrance…
    Just saying

  137. philtration says: Mar 28, 2017 11:27 AM

    See how many comments this generates?
    That is why you keep hearing about him.
    He is just a flash in the pan that made a specticle of himself to distract everyone from the fact that he is not a good QB.
    Anyone else would be forgotten by now.

    The more we comment on Kaepernick posts the more posts about Kaepernick we will see.
    Ignore him and his dumb story will go away.

  138. philtration says: Mar 28, 2017 11:27 AM

    *Spectacle*

  139. raidernation707 says: Mar 28, 2017 11:29 AM

    He made a choice and now he has to live with the consequences. Touching such a sensitive subject gets you in this kind of mess. I hope everyone learns from Kap the next time they want to tangle their job with politics

  140. dusthtyrhothdes says: Mar 28, 2017 11:35 AM

    That is nothing to sknees at Kaep, I salute you for getting the most out of such an oppressive country, stand up and let the NFL owners know you are one of the best to ever disrespect the country that gave you a silver plate that you spit on, good luck protesting in san fran for the rest of your life

  141. steves11 says: Mar 28, 2017 11:49 AM

    My guess is that the closer it gets to training camp opening in late July, the more Kaepernick’s salary demands will come down.

  142. hawkwind8 says: Mar 28, 2017 11:49 AM

    does anyone else think it’s funny that his name is Colin?

  143. laserw says: Mar 28, 2017 11:50 AM

    Colon Krappernick is not worth the price of the smallest Big Mac sold.

    I hope he never plays again.

  144. omeimontis says: Mar 28, 2017 11:53 AM

    A couple of days ago, it looked like a lot of people had already leaped to conclusions about Kap.

    Some claimed that he is not going to find a team and that he will settle for bargain basement pay.

    Others claim that he is unemployable because of his refusal to stand during the national anthem. Neither of these leaps had any factual support.

    And now there is a different attempt to explain why he has not been signed yet.

  145. redandgoldhitman52 says: Mar 28, 2017 11:54 AM

    Krapernick is done as an NFL qb. Start looking for a 9-5 job. Put your college education to good use.

  146. omeimontis says: Mar 28, 2017 11:58 AM

    I agree. Kap himself has not said anything yet, so all the “reports” are based on speculation, no matter how many sources they claim to cite. I have been guessing myself that he won’t settle for any job. For example, even if a team like Cleveland offers him a job, he may not take it. He probably wants a chance to start and he probably wants a team that has a chance to make the playoffs. I would suggest that teams like Houston and Denver are the ones that may offer him a contract, but the first choice among both teams is probably Tony Romo. Only if Romo’s fate has been determined will they think about offering Kap a contract. They don’t want to sign Kap and then find out that Romo is available.

  147. Robert says: Mar 28, 2017 2:18 PM

    Hamas will pay 9-10 million.

  148. Robert says: Mar 28, 2017 2:19 PM

    Vaiders baby. Vaiders baby!!!

  149. navirocks says: Mar 28, 2017 4:06 PM

    Kap has a gambling problem. He gambled a $14 million guaranteed contact he could do better on the open market. Who’s advising this guy? Larry, Curly and Moe? Doesn’t he know how to read a room?

  150. jjbearvt says: Mar 28, 2017 5:35 PM

    Having Spike Lee and Stephen A. Smith in your corner is also such a positive…..LOL…..

    Larry, Curly, and Moe……

  151. bigblu73 says: Mar 28, 2017 11:20 PM

    Kaepernick had 16 TD’s to 4 Int’s last season with Jeremy Kerley as his #1 WR. The entire team was ASS and Kap actually was one of the few “bright spots”. The entire “Kap’s no longer a NFL starting quality QB” narrative is Overblown and not true from a “FACTUAL/STATISTICAL perspective. It just seems “Cool” to Pile on while he’s “Down”!(Meanwhile he just donated how much $$ this year?? While some of you ASSCLOWNS are sayin he needs to go get a 9-5…..Hate Much??? )

    Anyone that doesn’t know that Kap is certainly more talented than Hoyer/Glennon/McCown/Osweiler/Browns) needs to stop lying to themselves.

    He will get a job but not b4 the Tony Romo domino falls.

  152. upyours1stdwn says: Apr 2, 2017 7:26 PM

    this is yet another reason why white people keep being looked at as racist. how many of you even knew he was black before he took a stand or knee on this issue?

    true is true — black is black and white is white.

    Now it’s “true” CK took a big chance with his career doing what he did for the reason he did ,.. maybe he’s paying for it by being blackballed by the NFL owners.

    maybe he made a bad decision fighting for people who are not fighting for him. black people should be protesting for CK now by not buying NFL products or going to games or buying madden 18.

    now his reasons was 100% humanitarian not just arbitrary to government, know the difference, why do you always take a oppressed people complaints as complaining? that’s not just racist, it’s showing a poor lack of empathy for a human.

    eveyone is entitled to his or her opinion, but damn stop bringing up the race issue when you never even knew he was mixed with black before this issue came up.

    he is atleast a back up ,.. come on ,.. jets don’t need him ? lol it is obvious to any of us who is intelligent why he can’t start in the USA , shame though,. seems like a waste of talent.

    btw i’m mixed with Sicilian and Native American , i really do not pick a side of race ,.. i hate bullies of any sort.

    lastly before you condemn this man for taking a stand on something, ask yourself what have you ever took a stand on , that could had lost you your job , life or comfort?
    i bet you, many of you DO NOT i’m talking without a weapon in tote.

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