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Kaepernick has received zero inquiries

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Three teams inquired about Colin Kaepernick. Unless they didn’t.

In response to the claim from Kaepernick adviser Harry Edwards that three teams inquired about Kaepernick, Kaepernick’s girlfriend has expressed skepticism.

Via NBC Sports Bay Area, Nessa Diab responded to the claims from Edwards by saying on Twitter, “What supposed ‘three’ teams? If this was really from his ‘adviser’ Colin would [have] known about it.”

Her message is the three inquiries to Edwards never became inquiries to Kaepernick, and that Edwards never shared with Kaepernick that inquiries had been made to Edwards.

The question of whether Edwards passed along the information and, if not, why he didn’t are questions best directed to Edwards. The questions for the teams that supposedly inquired is this: If, as to the question of whether Kaepernick wants to play, Edwards said, “You’ll have to ask him,” why didn’t you ask him?

A separate question for Edwards, of course, is why wouldn’t he know whether Kaepernick wants to play, if Edwards is truly advising Kaepernick? And that question could ultimately lead to an answer that Edwards isn’t really advising Kaepernick in the way it’s been portrayed.

Per multiple sources with knowledge of the situation, the truth in this case is that no inquiries have been made to Kaepernick or his representatives, and that Edwards seems to be injecting himself into the matter without actually being in the loop.

So why would teams talk to Edwards instead of Kaepernick? It’s likely part of the ongoing effort to tiptoe around the fringes, in the hopes of never learning anything that would undermine the assumptions being made about whether Kaepernick wants to play, about how much money he wants, about the role he expects, and about whether he can play. Instead of doing actual, reliable due diligence, teams are doing just enough to justify clinging to faulty assumptions and false narratives.

And then the teams are feeding those faulty assumptions and false narratives to the media, which is becoming increasingly complicit in spreading faulty assumptions and false narratives by neither calling B.S. on bad info nor getting the other side of the story before pushing the one that is adverse to Kaepernick.

The other side of the story on this latest wrinkle is clear and unmistakable: No one has inquired to Kaepernick or anyone authorized to speak on his behalf.

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219 Responses to “Kaepernick has received zero inquiries”
  1. najacoo22 says: May 12, 2017 10:13 AM

    God bless America! He made his bed, now sleep in it.

  2. zoellner25 says: May 12, 2017 10:13 AM

    Karma

  3. crazyby3 says: May 12, 2017 10:14 AM

    You reap what you sow…pretty simple.

  4. valentino8100 says: May 12, 2017 10:14 AM

    Maybe you should adopt him Florio.

  5. boca12 says: May 12, 2017 10:14 AM

    If I saw this coming, he had to see this coming….

  6. ricko1112 says: May 12, 2017 10:15 AM

    Krap is a terrible QB with lots of baggage AND he wants a lot of money. That’s not a combination teams want to deal with.

  7. bobbyhoying says: May 12, 2017 10:15 AM

    So which three GM’s wanted to antagonize their fan base with this guy?

  8. socalraider says: May 12, 2017 10:15 AM

    Hey that’s not Krap that’s a picture of joetoronto

  9. tonyzendejas says: May 12, 2017 10:16 AM

    It’s official: kneeling during a bizarre ritual of nationalism before a dumb sporting event to draw attention to common citizens who are brutalized or executed without trial or consequence by government-sanctioned “law enforcers” is *at least as bad* as knocking out your fiancee on camera.

  10. kolbe213 says: May 12, 2017 10:16 AM

    Looks to me like YOU speak on his behalf.

    I mean … you’re a relentless commercial for this clown.

  11. arcross12042004scorp15 says: May 12, 2017 10:16 AM

    Alternate Facts ?

  12. ctiggs says: May 12, 2017 10:17 AM

    Fake News!. Kap will be leading the Niners again this year just wait. #GoNiners #NobodyhasitbetterthanUS

  13. ramrene says: May 12, 2017 10:17 AM

    ZERO inquiries… yeah, that sounds more believable than yesterday’s story about three teams.

    Quick Quiz…

    If you believe ZERO teams have inquired about Kaepernick vote thumbs up

    If you believe THREE teams have inquired about Kaepernick vote thumbs down

    We’ll see what the public believes.

  14. InterstellarSuperstar says: May 12, 2017 10:17 AM

    He got one inquiry from a Vegas hotel…they want him to sing the Star-Spangled Banner before Fight Night.
    And he has to do it standing.

  15. redlikethepig says: May 12, 2017 10:18 AM

    Like Tim Tebow he comes with a circus. Neither are worth the aggravation.

  16. Bizzareslantpass says: May 12, 2017 10:18 AM

    Tebow>Kaepernick

  17. Lisa_the_Greek says: May 12, 2017 10:19 AM

    Kaep seems to have a serious dandruff problem in that picture.

    Parmesan anyone?

  18. TheAfterParty says: May 12, 2017 10:19 AM

    Well you can’t be garbage at the game AND be a locker room distraction. Only room for one of the above in this league.

  19. drcap says: May 12, 2017 10:21 AM

    Harry Edwards is a self-important blowhard. Disregard.

  20. corkspop says: May 12, 2017 10:23 AM

    I am surprised if not one team has contacted him. I think his anthem/kneeling was totally disrespectful and worthy of the scorn it received, but this IS a QB-driven league and he’s still better than half of the backups on rosters at this moment.

  21. cletuspstillwaterjr says: May 12, 2017 10:23 AM

    This is what happens when you think you are bigger than the game.

  22. kayes says: May 12, 2017 10:24 AM

    Look what this woman has done to him. Shes made him insane.

  23. gmen05 says: May 12, 2017 10:25 AM

    Classic.

  24. bocadiver1 says: May 12, 2017 10:25 AM

    ENOUGH ABOUT THIS LOSER, FLORIO! THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY WANT HIM TO JUST TAKE HIS STUPID HAIRCUT AND RIDE INTO THE SUNSET.

  25. iberiasaint says: May 12, 2017 10:26 AM

    Baggage > talent = New job @ social activism

  26. jtakstaples says: May 12, 2017 10:26 AM

    Tough break for him. Although I don’t agree with his methods, he’s another victim of the NFL distraction list. There are a few players that have made this list.

    God Bless him and I hope that things work out for him.

  27. redclaw1314 says: May 12, 2017 10:27 AM

    No collusion—strictly business. Teams do not want to sign a BACKUP QB that 50 percent of their fans dislike. Plus teams could be uncertain as to what Kaepernick may do or say once he is under contract and how that might affect their business. If the team in the most liberal city did not want him, then that does not bode well for his chances of being signed by another.

  28. nomdeplume01 says: May 12, 2017 10:28 AM

    If his phone doesn’t ring it’s one of any of the teams not calling.

  29. electricboogalo says: May 12, 2017 10:28 AM

    If he refused to pay taxes, threatened to shoot federal agents, and took over a public building in a stand-off, then he’d be a real hero.

    Instead he protested institutional racism and the murder of American citizens, which only exists in the imagination of the fake liberal media.

  30. wolverineinnc says: May 12, 2017 10:28 AM

    Just please go away, young man. You’re anathema! Most of us wish to never see you again….

  31. bearville101co says: May 12, 2017 10:29 AM

    This is very simple, 2 reasons..

    1. She is listed in your article, Nessa Diab. Teams are worried about him being radicalized (not in a violent way, but in a philosophical way that makes GM’s and owners uncomfortable as to what the next position will be for Kap.).

    2. He is not good enough to compensate for the above.

  32. alcondragonblog says: May 12, 2017 10:31 AM

    Let’s go beyond the “Football Player”, and go directly to the (Man/Person).
    This guy has shown he is nothing but a total Piece-of-S!
    The NFL is NOT a billboard for your personal ideologies, you are
    there to play the game.
    Obviously the Team Ownership, as well as the NFL, who are soft and wanted this controversy to escalate allowed and pushed this story-line.
    It Backfired!
    As for being an NFL Quarterback, this guys s-u-o-c-k-s!
    His days are over and it is now Bye Bye’s!
    Next!

  33. merde4brains says: May 12, 2017 10:32 AM

    I, for one, laud Kaepernick’s principled stance on police brutality and system racism.

    And I think it’s shameful if no team is calling him because of that. He’s a good enough QB to warrant interest from QB-needy teams.

    Btw, I’m a white guy.

  34. trubroncfan07 says: May 12, 2017 10:33 AM

    Tomorrow they report is it was actually two people that contacted Kaep, I am ready for season to start so we can get some real news.

  35. raiderej says: May 12, 2017 10:33 AM

    White Supremacy in America lives on. How dare a black man protest by standing for a song which was written by slave owners and celebrates “The Land O the Free” and specifically excludes anyone with melanin in their skin. The same atrocities that existed then, exist now.

  36. irimz says: May 12, 2017 10:34 AM

    When it came to the national anthem, Kapernick made a willful, personal choice to take a knee.

    When it comes to signing Kapernick, GMs are making a willful, personal choice to take a knee.

  37. chaseutley says: May 12, 2017 10:36 AM

    He’ll be a Dallas Cowboy, soon enough.

  38. raiderrob21 says: May 12, 2017 10:37 AM

    GO AWAY!

  39. ontherocks1964 says: May 12, 2017 10:38 AM

    How many stories have you run on RGIII not signing a contract yet?

  40. aa1829 says: May 12, 2017 10:38 AM

    Seriously, quit shilling for this so called guy. He made his choice, the owners made theirs, I made mine, we all make our own choices. The question is which of us are man enough to live with the consequences of our actions.

  41. maust1013 says: May 12, 2017 10:40 AM

    “The other side of the story on this latest wrinkle is clear and unmistakable: No one has inquired to Kaepernick or anyone authorized to speak on his behalf.”

    Could it be that teams are leery of having their names associated with his? Can’t imagine why…

  42. spartanlegend says: May 12, 2017 10:40 AM

    Everything you’re saying about this situation is 100% true Florio. There are a lot of angry, fascist Trump supporter types who post here who would disagree but they have zero credibility and no clue

  43. stinkymcmulligan says: May 12, 2017 10:40 AM

    Much deserved after his ANTI-AMERICAN pathetic protest

  44. fmckenney says: May 12, 2017 10:40 AM

    Harry Edwards…how apprpopriate…rather than spend the rest of your life blaming everyone for the black condition…be a real leader, roll up your sleeves and get serious about addressing the issues in the innercity, develop a plan get financial support from like minded people, get physical support from outside and within the neighborhoods..there is so much opportunity in these communities and it’s time the residents realized their potential…forget all the symbolic stuff for awhile, forget football for awhile…be a leader.

  45. streetyson says: May 12, 2017 10:42 AM

    Harbaugh’s switching out “game manager” quiet nice guy Alex Smith (104 rate in 2012) for his “hot hand” total narcissist Kaep (98 rate 2012), made me aghast and was the last straw in any remnant support I still felt for the team I supported as a kid. With Smith they might have won at least 1 SB at that peak. I was right about Kaep then and still am, and Harbaugh was wrong – and still is.

  46. QB Film Room says: May 12, 2017 10:42 AM

    Okay, This is getting weird. Im sorry but its still about what you can do on the field. Blaine Gabbert, Mark Sanchez, Josh Johnson, TJ Yates, Osweiller, Case Keenum (even though he is solid at times) Matt McGloin, and more all have ALREADY signed with teams? Kap is being Black Balled..

  47. Seprix says: May 12, 2017 10:42 AM

    What does Kaepernick think about all of this? Seriously, it’s weird we haven’t heard from him regarding all of this. Like, what is he up to right now? What is he doing? You guys are reporting everything about Kaep at the moment, might as well have a Kaep watch and report on everything he eats or where he goes. It could replace the Jail count thing you used to have.

  48. sire703 says: May 12, 2017 10:43 AM

    Not being black balled at all. This man is not employed strictly due to his on the field play.

    C’mon ya’ll. You guys really cannot believe this.

  49. jimmyt says: May 12, 2017 10:44 AM

    Not even from Canada?

  50. bears1818 says: May 12, 2017 10:44 AM

    I miss the Brett Favre will he or will he not retire talk. Can we talk about that instead of anything with Kapernick.

  51. tjacks7 says: May 12, 2017 10:45 AM

    I guess teams finally watched the tape. He should cut his hair, put on some muscle and try to sneak on at Michigan. Maybe Harbaugh can save his career again. Let’s face it, without Harbaugh, he would have been out of the league years ago.

  52. lamontdiamond says: May 12, 2017 10:47 AM

    Are teams calling his girlfriend? I believe she tells him what to do. Looks like a dope in a fro to me.

    She’s done wonders for his career so far.

  53. spartanlegend says: May 12, 2017 10:47 AM

    The funny thing is that I actually hated him and thought he was a total d bag until he decided to take a stand against the institutionalized racism and bigotry that is clearly alive and well in this country. We’ve pretty much become the laughingstock of the world these days. My friends were just in Iceland and had beer bottles thrown at them because of how the rest of the world views this clown we call our “president”
    Time to wake up people. This country is becoming a joke

  54. eagleslayer says: May 12, 2017 10:47 AM

    Tebow loves America, how many inquiries did he get?

    🙂

  55. kcflake says: May 12, 2017 10:48 AM

    Kap did it to himself.

  56. dolphins62 says: May 12, 2017 10:49 AM

    This guy also wore “Police Pig Socks” . He is a full blown douche bag. The owners and fans don’t need to see this clown anymore, He will be the next Al Sharpton, Or Jesse Jackson watch!!

  57. lamontdiamond says: May 12, 2017 10:51 AM

    raiderej says:
    May 12, 2017 10:33 AM
    White Supremacy in America lives on. How dare a black man protest by standing for a song which was written by slave owners and celebrates “The Land O the Free” and specifically excludes anyone with melanin in their skin. The same atrocities that existed then, exist now.

    Please raiderej; He is a mulatto, raised by white folks in luxury because his father was a bum. Blame him.

  58. chuckxx says: May 12, 2017 10:51 AM

    I actually think he’s a pretty good QB but if you want to protest something you don’t need to use your fame and the NFL platform to show your displeasure. He forgets people go to NFL games to have fun and root on their respective teams. They don’t go to see some Nitwit protest the National Anthem. Lord knows all they have to do is watch the evening news to get a big dose of all the hatred that is going on in this country. They don’t need it at a football game!!!!!!!!

  59. thermalito says: May 12, 2017 10:52 AM

    The fact this obnoxious far left wing idiot is not signed restores my faith in the NFL. There are consequences that come with giving the middle finger to more than half the country and 75 percent of the NFL fanbase whether the Kaepernick cheerleading squad at NBC realizes it or not. Keep this guy out of the league.

  60. libertyandunion1994 says: May 12, 2017 10:52 AM

    onyzendejas says:
    May 12, 2017 10:16 AM
    It’s official: kneeling during a bizarre ritual of nationalism before a dumb sporting event to draw attention to common citizens who are brutalized or executed without trial or consequence by government-sanctioned “law enforcers” is *at least as bad* as knocking out your fiancee on camera.
    ——————————————————————–He made a personal choice, deal with the consequences.

    “Ritual of Nationalism”? Are you kidding? Showing pride in your country and or the individuals who defend or died defending it isn’t “nationalism” it’s about honor and respect. It seems perhaps you’re lacking in that. Perhaps you should get some class before you type. That being said, Kap sucks, period. Him not being on a team is everything about how he plays. Trust me, if one GM thought he could he’d be signed. Quit making excuses for him.

  61. collectordude says: May 12, 2017 10:55 AM

    Good.
    NO team with any sense will sign this idiot.

  62. idun215 says: May 12, 2017 10:55 AM

    He wants money, he wants to be a starter and he is not your typical dropback quartberback. He’s a mobile QB who seems to have stopped running. Lets face it he’s not good enough as a pure passer to sign him and start him. And he is too much of a headache to change your offense to fit his talents some of which he doesn’t utilize anymore.

  63. kennylc2015 says: May 12, 2017 10:56 AM

    Yep… his protests had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the fact that he’s not signed. Right. Sure.

  64. packers291 says: May 12, 2017 10:56 AM

    How many inquiries has Tim Tebow received? Vince Young? RG3? Luke McCown? Why are we focusing on Kaep?

    Florio – the GMs of this league do not owe you an explanation. We all have every right now to inquire about Colin Kaepernick without justification or reason.

  65. celticsforever says: May 12, 2017 10:57 AM

    Wow… only in America would a guy get himself blacklisted for a protest or taking a stand. How sad – that a guy cannot get employed because of his freedom of speech and beliefs. America – the land of the free???? LOL Only if you fit the very myopic narrative of the select.

    Meanwhile… over in ny giant land… the old-school white owner is still lamenting having to cut his wife-beating punter.

    -Signed a white guy (me)

  66. friscokid49 says: May 12, 2017 10:58 AM

    This is exactly kaepernick’s problem. Every one is saying this or that, but guess who is not speaking for himself : the main subject.

  67. tangotwo22 says: May 12, 2017 11:01 AM

    If the NFL ever expanded to the middle east he would be a great pick up.

  68. boltshawks says: May 12, 2017 11:02 AM

    When a well known civil rights activist and sociologist are making statements on your behalf to the media re: your football career…you have a problem.

    The only thing worse would be you girlfriend, your yoga instructor or your pool/cabana boy.

  69. realdealsteel says: May 12, 2017 11:02 AM

    If he could really play, a team would take him on with all the distractions because he could bring victories to the team. But he’s a crappy quarterback so it is not worth taking on a guy who’s crap and brings problems.

    And I consider him a hypocrite too because now he says he wants to stand for the Anthem because he wants a contract. Real men of integrity take a stand and stick to it no matter what.

  70. kosarkid says: May 12, 2017 11:02 AM

    Now he can sit during the National Anthem from the comfort of his own home while watching it on TV just like the rest of us. He’s still richer than me so I don’t feel bad for him. If I was mediocre at my job and created public relations problems for the company I’m pretty sure I’d be out of a job too.

  71. philtration says: May 12, 2017 11:04 AM

    When do we get to read the posts about Jay Cutler being blackballed in the NFL because he is a Diabetic?

    Wait…. does that mean that if an NFL QB does not get signed he just has to move on with his life?
    Sounds good to me.

  72. honalulublue says: May 12, 2017 11:06 AM

    Why are you so infatuated with this clown? He already has a girlfriend.

  73. charger383 says: May 12, 2017 11:06 AM

    Those that hate him outnumber those that like him

  74. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: May 12, 2017 11:07 AM

    See Kap the beautiful thing about the flag is we also have the right to not choose you !

  75. briang123 says: May 12, 2017 11:09 AM

    If you aren’t getting a check from his PR team, well then you aren’t as smart as you think you are.

  76. QB Film Room says: May 12, 2017 11:10 AM

    I actually went back and watched the Seattle and LA Rams Game he started in last year. I am convinced this is a league wide black ball

  77. pftmaniac says: May 12, 2017 11:10 AM

    As much as I’d like to blame the lack of interest on his disrespecting the national anthem and some people would like to blame it on racism, the NFL has forgiven and forgotten worse transgressions for other black players. Michael Vick, Pacman Jones, Aqib Talib, and Adrian Peterson come to mind, I’m sure there are many others.

    The NFL is a results-oriented business, and Kaepernick’s results were not good last season. He went 1-10 as a starter with a 55 QBR. That’s on par with Josh Freeman’s epic collapse, and guess what, his phone isn’t ringing either.

    The morale of the story is, you’d better be a superstar player if you’re going to be controversial.

  78. dejadoh says: May 12, 2017 11:11 AM

    He’s better than 2-1 TD-INT (72-30) and with 60% pass completion. He has demonstrated ability to play well (his stats last year were not bad, the team was). This is a team game. The team is the most important part. Personal opinions and free speech are not warranted in a place of work. The football field is where work is executed. Non Sibi Sed Suis. The own in this case is the team, not the human experience.

  79. sirjoeshmoe2015 says: May 12, 2017 11:12 AM

    He made a choice. Teams made theirs choice too.

  80. redlikethepig says: May 12, 2017 11:12 AM

    I’ll go slow for Patriots fans, but neither the NFL nor the Giants had any legal standing in the Josh Brown situation. The police, his wife, and Brown himself hid behind confidentiality rights. All that was known when he received that 1 game suspension was an extremely minor offense that was dropped. Once more became public he was dropped by the team. No one is lamenting his departure. And your team and organization are still cheaters.

  81. kh221 says: May 12, 2017 11:12 AM

    Guess the owners are taking a knee on signing him

  82. ch0rn says: May 12, 2017 11:12 AM

    Couldn’t have happened to a better guy. Maybe a football team in Cuba, or Venezuela will sign him ?

  83. edukator4 says: May 12, 2017 11:13 AM

    there is nothing that says you have a right to play in the NFL. Teams are running a business. Like any other business, they have the right to hire and fire whoever they want. If you spit in the face of your boss, some of your colleagues, and more than half of your customers, you can’t expect to retain your position.

  84. bbwasright says: May 12, 2017 11:15 AM

    You tell us, Florio. Wouldn’t it be unusual for teams to contact a player directly if he has an agent? And if three teams contacted his agent but didn’t have a serious offer, would it be unusual for the agent to share that fact with the player? And if he got no inquiries, but said so as part of a plan to try to build interest and give teams that might be interested in him if they thought other teams thought it was OK more reason to consider him… what do you think the agent would think about Kaep throwing a grenade onto the plans in progress?!

    The kid is a tool. He was decent, maybe even good enough to beat out many of the backups out there. But, he’s not good enough for a team to take a risk on if there is the potential that risk will offend some part of the team’s fan base. Doesn’t he realize that there are roughly 90 QB spots available and probably well over 500 people who want these spots and could compete for them.

    If Tony Romo can’t find a QB job in this league, why on EARTH would it be easier for a guy who had one decent season ever and then became politically controversial?

  85. bearflagfan says: May 12, 2017 11:18 AM

    What an odd left turn this story takes. Harry Edwards acting self-important. Check. Nobody interested in Kaep as a QB. Check. Kaep girlfriend willing to call out rivals for his attention. Check. It’s all a conspiracy by the NFL to keep Kaep out of the league. Wait, what?

    Are we to believe that Kaepernick’s agent just sits back and waits for the phone to ring? “Yeah, Colin all I have is the ticket sales number for all the NFL teams. I’ve left messages and sent a few email but still have not heard back. Crazy right?”

    Meantime there’s all these GMs who are either unaware Kaep’s not still a 49er, have received orders from Rodger Goodell via a classified dark web email account to not sign Kaep, or belong to a secret cabal of execs whose sole mission is to prevent Kaep playing in the NFL.

    I’m sure that’s it. I mean who wouldn’t want to sign a QB with two major surgeries (knee, shoulder) who turns 30 this season, is spindly and appears incapable of learning drop-back offensive schemes that coaches want backup QBs to execute on scout teams, right?

  86. cafetero1075 says: May 12, 2017 11:18 AM

    No worries Kaep, ESPN will hire you.

  87. zanboo says: May 12, 2017 11:19 AM

    Keeping it very simple. I have NFL Ticket and deliberately would not watch any game his team played in last season. I will not watch any game (including the super bowl) any team that has him on their roster plays. The one exception is if that team is playing my team.

  88. katientony says: May 12, 2017 11:19 AM

    I envision Nelson, from the Simpsons, pointing at Kapernick and letting out a hearty “Ha Ha!”.

  89. tvguy22 says: May 12, 2017 11:20 AM

    Waaaaah.

  90. hillshirefarmsgomeat says: May 12, 2017 11:22 AM

    So why does he have the right to kneel during the national anthem, and he does have that right, but owners don’t have the right to not sign him? I doubt that there is one owner in the league that wouldn’t sign him if they truly thought that his talent would outweigh the distraction.

  91. jimmyjohns01 says: May 12, 2017 11:22 AM

    Don’t forget to remind us with another article when he’s STILL not signed tomorrow…and the day after and the next.

  92. youbettercallsaul says: May 12, 2017 11:24 AM

    Sure he could help a team. He can always park the cars, clean the locker room, load up the gear for the road trips. During the offseason, he and his “talk radio” host girlfriend can get a gig on public access, cspan, or msnbc solving the worlds’ problems.

    His window closed, defensive coordinators figured him out and that’s that.

  93. joetoronto says: May 12, 2017 11:28 AM

    Surprise!

  94. intrafinesse says: May 12, 2017 11:29 AM

    It’s weird that he’s not signed. There are teams with terrible QBs, like the Jets.
    I’m sure blackballing is some of it, but is he also asking for too much money?

    Why would the Bears pay Mike Glennon 14.5 and not pay Kaepernick 12, or 10?

  95. gmille23 says: May 12, 2017 11:31 AM

    No team wants to design a whole different offense for their back up QB. THAT’S THE TRUE ISSUE!!! He is not a conventional QB so teams would have to have a whole different system and number of plays designed specifically for him. What team would want to do that for a back up? take all your racist nonsense out of here, his unconventional play is what’s preventing him from getting a job.

  96. godeepwvu says: May 12, 2017 11:31 AM

    The other day it was reported that he won’t continue his protest any further and that he had achieved his intended goal. I guess that was unemployment. Too late, Krapernick!

  97. cubancigar10 says: May 12, 2017 11:31 AM

    New slang term to go wild in America:

    Ohhh my stomach hurts. I gotta go take a Krapernick.

  98. donbat67 says: May 12, 2017 11:35 AM

    Why is his girlfriend in the middle of this ?

  99. joetoronto says: May 12, 2017 11:37 AM

    socalraider says:
    May 12, 2017 10:15 AM
    Hey that’s not Krap that’s a picture of joetoronto
    ***********************************
    If anybody’s looking for me, I’m parked in this guys head.

  100. edukator4 says: May 12, 2017 11:38 AM

    @intrafinesse because the bears employ a system where the qb drops back to pass and examines multiple reads. the veteran running this must be able to teach trubisky how the system works. not a guy who abandons the pocket after the first look is not available.

  101. thejesusofcool says: May 12, 2017 11:38 AM

    This is a qb starved league. GMS will sign anybody or anything if they believe it will make their team better (see Mixon). I doubt Krap is being black balled for his political stance. He is not getting offers because he’s not good enough. My two cents.

  102. badmoonrison says: May 12, 2017 11:40 AM

    Hey, Krapper, do you speak Canadian?

  103. dingbutt says: May 12, 2017 11:41 AM

    Interviewing the girlfriend and advisers for scoops, Desperate to make people care about this story.

    And where is the “Days without an arrest tracker”?

  104. omeimontis says: May 12, 2017 11:41 AM

    I agree that Mike Glennon is way overpaid. You never know what the different teams are thinking or if they actually have the capacity to think. LOL

  105. JayZee says: May 12, 2017 11:42 AM

    Smoke weed…beat on women…act like a complete menace to society….you’re good. Take a knee….a symbolic stance against social injustice….during the national anthem….blackballed. We are a society of contradictions.

  106. mkreef says: May 12, 2017 11:42 AM

    #veteransforkaepernick

    I put more value in the opinion of real vets than any of you fake ‘Murica supporters on this site.

  107. beachsidejames says: May 12, 2017 11:43 AM

    Maybe time for a haircut?

  108. junkfooddaddy says: May 12, 2017 11:43 AM

    How many inquiries has Ryan Leaf had?

  109. senoreno says: May 12, 2017 11:43 AM

    The Juice ain’t worth the squeeze.

  110. raiderej says: May 12, 2017 11:44 AM

    I am a die hard Raider fan and usually by default a 49er hater. I live in Oakland 10.5 miles from SF and hated everything 49er until Kaepernick decided to protest. I nearly got a custom Kaepernick Raiders’ jersey to support him. Forget (to keep it clean) everyone who doesn’t support what he did.

  111. walker1191 says: May 12, 2017 11:45 AM

    libertyandunion1994 says:
    May 12, 2017 10:52 AM

    Perhaps you should get some class before you type. That being said, Kap sucks
    ————————————————————–
    This is the exact example they use in college English courses to demonstrate irony.

  112. youbettercallsaul says: May 12, 2017 11:45 AM

    @intrafinesse says:
    May 12, 2017 11:29 AM
    It’s weird that he’s not signed. There are teams with terrible QBs, like the Jets.

    —-
    Unofficially it is safe to say the Jets are in tank mode in hopes of landing Sam Darnold next year.

  113. toybkshr says: May 12, 2017 11:45 AM

    The real intriguing question – Why opt out of the niners contract without having something else lined up, or at least genuine interest by more than one other team?

    Always easier to get a job if you have a job
    Cost himself millions even if he does eventually land a job this season.

  114. thermalito says: May 12, 2017 11:46 AM

    intrafinesse: Because Mike Glennon isn’t going to drive away half the fanbase and create a huge unnecessary distraction

  115. 4sacroc says: May 12, 2017 11:50 AM

    Harry Edwards. Trying to remain, errrr, actually be, relevant …

    SMH

  116. badmoonrison says: May 12, 2017 11:53 AM

    raiderej says:
    May 12, 2017 11:44 AM
    I am a die hard Raider fan and usually by default a 49er hater. I live in Oakland 10.5 miles from SF and hated everything 49er until Kaepernick decided to protest. I nearly got a custom Kaepernick Raiders’ jersey to support him. Forget (to keep it clean) everyone who doesn’t support what he did.

    ——————————————————————–

    Speaking as a REAL Raider Fan, we dont want you rooting for our team. Turn in your badge immediately and exit the building, you fraud.

  117. tonyzendejas says: May 12, 2017 11:54 AM

    “Ritual of Nationalism”? Are you kidding? Showing pride in your country and or the individuals who defend or died defending it isn’t “nationalism” it’s about honor and respect.

    A) The national anthem is not property of the military, veterans, nor veterans killed in action.
    B) You can be proud of your country without standing for the anthem or saluting the flag. Conversely, you can stand for the anthem and salute the flag without being proud of your country. The *act of standing during a song* has no bearing on your level of “Americanness” or the respect you have for the ideals of this nation.

    The fact that so many people put perceived symbolism above the *real issue affecting human beings* advocated by Kaepernick is insane. Ignorant, mob-mentality apologists who wave flags without understanding what they mean.

  118. ilovemyravens says: May 12, 2017 11:59 AM

    Protest in root and anger “they” ask why can’t you do it peacefully. Expose the truth and legally exercise ya right to protest, “they” bash, criticize and ridicule you. This country is forever hypocritical and disgraceful. Signed, Embarrassed vet.

  119. granadafan says: May 12, 2017 12:00 PM

    The blackballing of Kapernick is example #1 why players should ignore PFTs calls for players to stand up for themselves, speak up, and refuse to do certain things their employers ask of them. You claim that prospects should refuse to take the Wonderlic, play in bowl games, or sit out their senior season. Well you’ll be labeled a trouble maker.

  120. uncommon1 says: May 12, 2017 12:00 PM

    It’s official: kneeling during a bizarre ritual of nationalism before a dumb sporting event to draw attention to common citizens who are brutalized or executed without trial or consequence by government-sanctioned “law enforcers” is *at least as bad* as knocking out your fiancee on camera.
    _______________
    It’s Official: You live in the only Country in the World that allows you to behave and speak this way, and then you turn around complain that this Country Isn’t treating you fairly.

  121. chadalo says: May 12, 2017 12:00 PM

    Many in the media wanted to laud him for the courage it took to take his stand, or take the knee last year. But there is only real courage if their is a cost to your actions or sacrifice involved.

    Maybe he is now paying that cost. If so, salute him and move on. If their was no cost to be paid, then really it never was a protest worth covering in depth last year.

    My opinion, he never really apologized enough for the cop pig socks, that was a much worse look than the kneeling.

    He will be fine, SC6 could use him as a reporter.

  122. jnova80 says: May 12, 2017 12:03 PM

    “You made your bed, now sleep in it!”
    “Karma”

    Please remind me what this guy did again to get so much hate. Murder? Domestic violence? DUI? Sports enhancements? Or was it that he just kneeled in front of a flag?

  123. thermalito says: May 12, 2017 12:06 PM

    JayZee: Purposely trying to offend at least half the country and insulting police officers and military personnel has consequences. Not sure what that has to do with smoking weed but most wife beaters aren’t in the league anymore either. Whine about unfair society is all you want, but the NFL viewing public does not want this guy and owners are under no obligation to force him on them.

  124. GronkLikePizza says: May 12, 2017 12:08 PM

    There’s always Canada, there’s no oppression there, eh?

  125. tonyzendejas says: May 12, 2017 12:08 PM

    It’s official: kneeling during a bizarre ritual of nationalism before a dumb sporting event to draw attention to common citizens who are brutalized or executed without trial or consequence by government-sanctioned “law enforcers” is *at least as bad* as knocking out your fiancee on camera.
    _______________
    It’s Official: You live in the only Country in the World that allows you to behave and speak this way, and then you turn around complain that this Country Isn’t treating you fairly.

    You don’t get out much, do you?

  126. nyneal says: May 12, 2017 12:12 PM

    raiderej says:
    May 12, 2017 10:33 AM
    White Supremacy in America lives on. How dare a black man protest by standing for a song which was written by slave owners and celebrates “The Land O the Free” and specifically excludes anyone with melanin in their skin. The same atrocities that existed then, exist now.

    —————————————————————–

    Then leave. Go find a better country than this one. And do us all a favor and take Kaepernick with you.
    Folks like you paint every cop as bad and every white person as racist. But the real racists are liberals. They throw the word racist around at every turn and yet constantly berate Christians and Conservatives.
    I am sick of people like Kaepernick who take what this great country has to offer and then disrespect it. He is a phony idiot who tried to grandstand using the NFL stage and it backfired on him. And btw, I know black people who can’t stand him, either.
    As for Francis Scott Key, yes he owned slaves. But you have to put yourself in that time frame to criticize him. Buying slaves was legal and was no different than going to the livery and buying a horse to folks living in the early 1800’s. That’s how they were raised, so how is it fair to say they should have understood the difference? We have seen forever that children can be taught to believe almost anything. And — you failed to mention that Key eventually freed his slaves and paid those who continued to work for him and ultimately became an abolitionist. He also railed against slavery.
    We all would like to think that had we been around in the late 1700’s or early 1800’s, we’d have been against slavery. But I bet just the opposite is true. If I had a farm and a wife and more than a few children, the temptation to buy slaves would probably have been great for me and I think the odds are I probably would have owned them, too. I’m honest about that.
    I despise slavery, but this country doesn’t own the distinction of being the only country which allowed slavery. Slavery has existed in almost every corner of the globe at one time or another, and still exists today.
    And just so you know, my great grandmother was a full blooded Erie Indian who was sold as a young girls as an indentured servant, which is just a fancy word for slave.

  127. udub says: May 12, 2017 12:17 PM

    Is there some politics being played by overwhelmingly Republican owners who probably don’t like Kaepernick personally? Of course

    What we dont know is what exactly Kaepernick is looking for? His side is prolonging this blackballed narrative by being relatively silent about his free agency. If he’s wanting 10+ mil and automatically the starter of course no one has signed him. If it’s out there in front office circles that he’ll play for 500,000 and is willing to backup/3rd string even well, then you have to wonder what is going on.

    I dont think he is blackballed per se, but it’s certainly plausible he is blackballed based on his demands

  128. jetfanfolife says: May 12, 2017 12:20 PM

    In Nelson’s voice, “HA! HA!”

  129. thekillernacho says: May 12, 2017 12:21 PM

    This whole situation has become tiresome.

    Who cares how many offers Kaepernick has gotten?

  130. jetfanfolife says: May 12, 2017 12:22 PM

    raiderej says:
    May 12, 2017 10:33 AM
    White Supremacy in America lives on. How dare a black man protest by standing for a song which was written by slave owners and celebrates “The Land O the Free” and specifically excludes anyone with melanin in their skin. The same atrocities that existed then, exist now.

    **************************

    Your mother must’ve smoked a lot of crack. We’ve come a long way since the 1800’s and even the 1960s bub.

  131. jamaltimore says: May 12, 2017 12:23 PM

    STOP.

  132. borbinski says: May 12, 2017 12:23 PM

    the whole thing is wierd, much like the games plan against the Raiders in 2014.

  133. southpaw79 says: May 12, 2017 12:24 PM

    This is and always was a PR stunt. Kaep did not start his protest until after he was already benched for Blaine Gabbert. As soon as he was on the free market, he decided to drop his protest. If this was not just a Keap PR stunt then why is every article about Kaep and his lack of a job rather than about his protest and the good/bad it may have caused in society? All we hear about is how a very rich man is trying to get more rich and other very rich men are not willing to hire him.

  134. pawpaw46 says: May 12, 2017 12:27 PM

    And that’s twice as many as he deserves.

  135. thermalito says: May 12, 2017 12:28 PM

    nyneal: Excellent point. Pretty much every society in the history of the world has practiced slavery at one point or another and if were going to go whitewashing history of everything that doesn’t measure up to contemporary PC standards we might as well get rid of everything. Leftists love to whine about slavery, but they only seem to mention the US. You never hear them utter a word about Brazil, Colombia, Chile or even countries in SE Asia who also have brutal histories of slavery such as China and Thailand. And of course you never hear them talk about the Arab slave trade in which they enslaved both Africans and Europeans. If millionaire blacks like Krapperstink have so much animosity towards the US for things that happened to people centuries ago they are free to go find another nation that better suits their needs. And to suggest the “same atrocities exist today” is ridiculous beyond words.

  136. purplekoolaid1 says: May 12, 2017 12:28 PM

    gmille23 says:
    May 12, 2017 11:31 AM

    No team wants to design a whole different offense for their back up QB. THAT’S THE TRUE ISSUE!!! He is not a conventional QB so teams would have to have a whole different system and number of plays designed specifically for him. What team would want to do that for a back up? take all your racist nonsense out of here, his unconventional play is what’s preventing him from getting a job.

    _________________________________________________________

    If you understood the NFL even a little bit, you would know that teams don’t design their offense for the backup QB. They design it for the starter, obviously. Which wasn’t obvious enough to you apparently.

  137. thejesusofcool says: May 12, 2017 12:29 PM

    Our country was built on the Constitution and The Bill of Rights which grants us the most personal freedoms of any governing body in the world. While I strongly disagree with Krap’s political viewpoints on this issue, I more strongly agree with his right to protest and the other freedoms we are all afforded by the United States of America. Most of the fanboys here need a civics lesson. I doubt if you remember the Vietnam war, but it was unnecessary and hugely unpopular in this country. It was strongly protested and rightfully so. Relax fanboys. Go play Madden. You are out of your element here.

  138. flaccoishermanmunster says: May 12, 2017 12:32 PM

    no looks from ISIS? Al Queda?
    im really just here to f up your perfect thumbs up or down

  139. kepickle says: May 12, 2017 12:33 PM

    Tedow at least has class and respect the USA FLAG Keep has none ,now let him so that at home this yr

  140. raiderej says: May 12, 2017 12:41 PM

    nyneal Thanks for making my point. How about ” If I had a farm and a wife and more than a few children, the temptation to buy slaves would probably have been great”, how about you put your little smelly kids to work on the farm and prosper THAT way. You are a POS. We are not leaving as you suggest. The difference between you and I is that I am totally clear on the fact that this country (and the powers that be, i.e. Trump) doesn’t care about me. You are deluded into thinking that they do care about you.

  141. JayZee says: May 12, 2017 12:42 PM

    @ thermalito “Purposely trying to offend at least half the country and insulting police officers and military personnel has consequences. Not sure what that has to do with smoking weed but most wife beaters aren’t in the league anymore either. Whine about unfair society is all you want, but the NFL viewing public does not want this guy and owners are under no obligation to force him on them.”

    First, who said Kaepernick was “purposely” trying to offend anyone? Second, you and others commenting negatively about him are the same people who get pissed off about Roger Goodell. “He’s got too much power.” “He needs to be stopped.” “He isn’t fair and doesn’t treat people equally.” Hmm…sounds very familiar.

  142. commentcentral says: May 12, 2017 12:43 PM

    Did i miss the story where Kaepernick hired Florio as his agent?

  143. nyfcat says: May 12, 2017 12:48 PM

    This is the same guy that also wore Cops are Pigs socks and a Fidel Castro shirt. I listened–really listened– to Kaep try to talk about systematic racism and there was nothing. Think he’d care to address the 56% increase in murdered police officers as a result of this rhetoric? He wouldn’t date. Kaep is nothing more than an attention-seeking racist.

  144. tindeaux says: May 12, 2017 12:48 PM

    this is FANTASTIC. best news of the day. Kap can sleep through the national anthem as he wished.

    hahaha

  145. nyfcat says: May 12, 2017 12:49 PM

    This is the same guy that also wore Cops are Pigs socks and a Fidel Castro shirt. I listened–really listened– to Kaep try to talk about systematic racism and there was nothing. Think he’d care to address the 56% increase in murdered police officers as a result of this rhetoric? He wouldn’t dare. Kaep is nothing more than an attention-seeking racist.

  146. blessedunliketherest says: May 12, 2017 12:49 PM

    I’ll go slow for Patriots fans, but neither the NFL nor the Giants had any legal standing in the Josh Brown situation. The police, his wife, and Brown himself hid behind confidentiality rights. All that was known when he received that 1 game suspension was an extremely minor offense that was dropped. Once more became public he was dropped by the team. No one is lamenting his departure. And your team and organization are still cheaters
    __________________________________

    What does legal standing have to do with anything? The NFL can operate in any capacity they want – the lowlife Giants owner ensured that during the joke we call Deflategate. Bottom line, the guy was a scumbag and was supported by the Giants owner and team. Mara was interviewed and claimed to know there were issues but “didn’t know to what extent”. There is either a zero tolerance policy, or there is not. Its not done on a case by case basis. The baseline is a 6 game suspension. Why did they deviate from that? Even if there was a “minor” incident, it should have been 6 games or none. They clearly knew more……..which ended up being true because the guy was truly scum.

    Giants used walkie-talkies on the sidelines against league rules. They are also cheaters, no? Of course they are….but you already knew that.

  147. byHim4u says: May 12, 2017 12:51 PM

    Somebody will sign him.

  148. saltineamerican says: May 12, 2017 12:53 PM

    raiderej says:
    May 12, 2017 10:33 AM
    White Supremacy in America lives on. How dare a black man protest by standing for a song which was written by slave owners and celebrates “The Land O the Free” and specifically excludes anyone with melanin in their skin. The same atrocities that existed then, exist now.

    ————————————-

    He can protest all he wants on his own time. When I’ve paid $300 plus parking and concessions for my family and I to go to a game, he’s on our time.

  149. srg608 says: May 12, 2017 12:53 PM

    tonyzendejas
    raiderej
    jnova80

    We don’t need politics in sports and I’d caution Mike and Co. from going down the path of ESPN by trying to use the sports pulpit to preach any political opinion, Liberal or Conservative. ESPN has not fared to well as a result.

    Personally, I don’t like most progressive liberals, not because of their stance on the issues, as I lean only slightly to the right, but because a large portion of them demonize anyone or any opinion that they don’t share. They do not support freedom of speech or the spirit of our Republic unless its speech that they agree with. And to me, that’s not freedom at all.

    I think that Kapernick was wrong when he wore the “PIG” socks and when he knelt during the National Anthem. That’s my opinion. But it was “his right” to do so, because he does live in a free country. More “Free” than any other country in this world. Is it perfect? Absolutely not. Do we have things to work on? Of Course, we probably always will. But don’t minimize the atrocities that have gone on in our history (both American and Worldwide) by trying to say it’s no better today than it was then. Not in America, that is.
    That’s just ridiculous and you lose credibility by saying so. I think the vast majority of our country lives in the world of the middle ground, where compromise and respect still exist.

  150. atthemurph says: May 12, 2017 12:56 PM

    I think the three inquiries were to see if Kaepernick was going to follow his idol Che Guevara’s lead and start summarily executing gays.

    They would need to know this since it might be a cause for some bad publicity.

  151. gotham23 says: May 12, 2017 12:56 PM

    He’s out of football for the same reason Tim Tebow is: there are other QBs at least as good as him who don’t come with any PR baggage.

    I don’t oppose his protests. I think most of the people outraged by his protest are at worst racist or at best clueless about what it’s like to live as a young black male in America. But I don’t blame NFL teams for choosing not to navigate that minefield.

  152. stuckonwords says: May 12, 2017 12:59 PM

    spartanlegend says:
    May 12, 2017 10:47 AM
    The funny thing is that I actually hated him and thought he was a total d bag until he decided to take a stand against the institutionalized racism and bigotry that is clearly alive and well in this country. We’ve pretty much become the laughingstock of the world these days. My friends were just in Iceland and had beer bottles thrown at them because of how the rest of the world views this clown we call our “president”
    Time to wake up people. This country is becoming a joke.

    I have a funny feeling that’s not why they threw bottles at them.

  153. uncommon1 says: May 12, 2017 1:00 PM

    Our country was built on the Constitution and The Bill of Rights which grants us the most personal freedoms of any governing body in the world. While I strongly disagree with Krap’s political viewpoints on this issue, I more strongly agree with his right to protest and the other freedoms we are all afforded by the United States of America. Most of the fanboys here need a civics lesson. I doubt if you remember the Vietnam war, but it was unnecessary and hugely unpopular in this country. It was strongly protested and rightfully so. Relax fanboys. Go play Madden. You are out of your element here.
    _________________
    The Almighty has spoken. If Kap has a right to protest and a right to express his political opinions, don’t these “fanboys” have a right to express their disapproval? You see, the Constitution protects anyone from Prosecution. It doesn’t say anything about fanboys or arrogant PFT commenters. Stop trying to subdue the fanboys speech.

  154. puntonfirstdown says: May 12, 2017 1:22 PM

    The only job he’s qualified for is NFL Commissioner.

  155. FoozieGrooler says: May 12, 2017 1:25 PM

    najacoo22 says:
    “..God bless America! He made his bed, now sleep in it…”

    Uh huh.
    Only in America can expressing an opinion get you blackballed, but drugs, wife-beating and even murder won’t.
    God bless the NFL.

  156. realjuztice says: May 12, 2017 1:31 PM

    “Our country was built on the Constitution and The Bill of Rights which grants us the most personal freedoms of any governing body in the world. While I strongly disagree with Krap’s political viewpoints on this issue, I more strongly agree with his right to protest and the other freedoms we are all afforded by the United States of America. Most of the fanboys here need a civics lesson. I doubt if you remember the Vietnam war, but it was unnecessary and hugely unpopular in this country. It was strongly protested and rightfully so. Relax fanboys. Go play Madden. You are out of your element here.”

    @thejesusofcool – He has as much right to protest as he wants. No one is arguing that. But how you choose to protest does have consequences, especially if you use employer resources and media to do so and your actions results in a sizable amount of your ticket buyers not being happy. If an Oscar host during a live broadcast decided to wear a shirt saying ‘Women Are Evil’ to protest for men’s rights , don’t expect him to ever be asked to host a live event again by anyone.

  157. oswizard says: May 12, 2017 1:34 PM

    You can say anything you want if you say it correctly. How he expressed himself was far from correct. The message he was trying to express needed to go out. How he expressed it, resulted in me never wanting him on any team I am root for. Why are there so many people who think it is ok to do something bad to call attention to other bad things? That just venting. That is not how it is done. Kap is an out of touch idiot if he didn’t see this coming. Good thing he has already received life changing money and his parents have always been well off. I can’t feel sorry for him because I think of the people who died for that flag and how most of them never received the money he has already made playing a game.

  158. jdubkc says: May 12, 2017 1:36 PM

    And Manti Te’o had a girlfriend…

  159. realjuztice says: May 12, 2017 1:38 PM

    “Uh huh.
    Only in America can expressing an opinion get you blackballed, but drugs, wife-beating and even murder won’t.
    God bless the NFL.”

    @FoozieGrooler – Sorry but this has nothing to do with an opinion. Plenty of athletes have strong and controversial opinions. How he chose to protest is the issue.

    Every industry in every country looks at talent vs baggage. We even do this when looking for someone to date. If Kap’s play the last two seasons put him at an elite level, this would be a non-issue. But no one is bring on this PR nightmare for a limited back up QB with fading skills.

  160. rk260395 says: May 12, 2017 1:38 PM

    Nothing scream “Starting NFL QB” like having your girlfriend provide quotes to newpapers about your FA status.

    Looking forward to the upcoming update about Kaep in few hours. And tomorrows update. And the update tomorrow night.

  161. realjuztice says: May 12, 2017 1:44 PM

    “We don’t need politics in sports and I’d caution Mike and Co. from going down the path of ESPN by trying to use the sports pulpit to preach any political opinion, Liberal or Conservative. ESPN has not fared to well as a result.”

    Thank you. At some point ESPN and the sports media world went full blown SJW to the point where every talking head is just preaching the same narrative.

    Problem is that most of your ticket and merchandise buying audience are flag waving, patriotic, beer drinking, military loving, police loving, little league attending Americans. Constantly giving the middle finger to these folks by hitting them the over the head with SJW stances over and over again gives you the low ratings ESPN currently has.

  162. raiderej says: May 12, 2017 1:46 PM

    @jetfanfolife

    The fact that you THINK we’ve come a long way is proof that you are a Jets fan and probably fairly delusional. Answer me this: why is it that a 25 year old white man with a FELONY conviction has a better chance of being a homeowner and gainfully employed in this country than a 25 year old Black man with a Bachelor’s degree from a major University? It is merely systematic lynching now.

  163. rocknrao says: May 12, 2017 1:46 PM

    You have to wonder if there are legal grounds for Kaepernick to sue the NFL if it actually turns out that he is indeed being blacklisted, which seems to be the case.

    If this was a coordinated effort to deny him an opportunity based on his political beliefs, I think it would be shaky ground for the NFL.

  164. bengal4life says: May 12, 2017 1:54 PM

    You crap on America, and America will crap on you. Nobody is above this great nation and either is Kap.

  165. bullcharger says: May 12, 2017 2:07 PM

    If someone doesn’t believe that Kaepernick is genuine it is understandable given some of the boneheaded behavior he has shown. The pig socks he wore, wearing a Dolphins hat, etc.

    That said, I don’t think there should be so much ill will towards a guy that did nothing illegal or evil in any way. Disagree with him all you want, but why on earth do you want his career to be ruined. You don’t even know the guy. Too much hate.

  166. enlightenedskeptic says: May 12, 2017 2:09 PM

    Brent Grimes is smiling right now knowing he’s not the only one.

  167. rugolin says: May 12, 2017 2:12 PM

    There are a few other reasons that the article omits for the players problems with getting hired.

    1) I want to be a starter with no competition while the others are happy to be backups.

    2) I want a $10 mill/year contract

    3) A team will have to completely change their offence for this one player while they don’t have to with all the sub par players(allegedly) who are happy to be backups.

  168. dolphincritic says: May 12, 2017 2:18 PM

    He has been a mediocre quarterback since Harbaugh left. Since he was cut, I have to think that the team agrees with me. His unwise mixing of politics and sports proves, once again, that entertainers and athletes need to avoid this Pho-paw! Last, you need to get a better agent. One like Drew Rosenhaus. Just do what he says and you will get a job!

    The owners are proving what cowards they are. None condemned him , yet none will hire him! Protect the LOGO! Protect the team image! It’s your bread and butter!

  169. slette says: May 12, 2017 2:24 PM

    The fact that you THINK we’ve come a long way is proof that you are a Jets fan and probably fairly delusional. Answer me this: why is it that a 25 year old white man with a FELONY conviction has a better chance of being a homeowner and gainfully employed in this country than a 25 year old Black man with a Bachelor’s degree from a major University? It is merely systematic lynching now.

    I don’t know many 25-year-olds of any color that can afford to be a homeowner currently.

  170. pancaketaco says: May 12, 2017 2:44 PM

    Will he take the veteran minimum? If not he really doesn’t want to play.

  171. scotthochsdramaticweightgain1 says: May 12, 2017 3:07 PM

    And once again we are reminded that you just cannot fix stupid and Kap, if nothing else, is as stupid as they come.

  172. exhelodrvr says: May 12, 2017 3:12 PM

    Kaep hasn’t shown the skillset or growth from the pocket that teams are looking for, so he isn’t a good candidate to be a solid, long-term starter.

    The offense the 49ers ran when Kaep was successful isn’t one that other teams run consistently, and teams don’t want to have to change their offense significantly for the backup if he is needed. SO he’s not a great choice as a backup.

    Those reasons also limit his value as a third QB who runs the scout team.

    So a good team who needs a backup won’t want to sign him, and bad teams that are trying to become good won’t want to sign him, because it will delay their progress.

    Would he provide enough value for someone like the Patriots (who are certainly inventive enough to find a way to use him in a few plays a game) to justify taking up a roster spot? Hard to say, but probably not.

    So from a football perspective, there are plenty of reasons not to sign him.

  173. buckyhamm says: May 12, 2017 3:12 PM

    It’s surprising he’s not getting an looks since the likes of Lawrence Phillips and Ryan Leaf got multiple opportunities.

  174. ggagne66 says: May 12, 2017 3:16 PM

    Free speech protections are there to protect you from the government. You still are responsible for what you say, and any organization has the right to not hire you if they feel you’ll cast them in a bad light.

  175. destructicus says: May 12, 2017 3:19 PM

    What are all gonna say when he gets a job once a QB goes down?

    Will it still be karma?

  176. fiddlinred says: May 12, 2017 3:20 PM

    He stood up for his convictions and it does not matter how we feel about that. I will say, Houston, Arizona, Buffalo, Dallas, Minnesota, Both LA teams, and a bunch of others are not taking advantage of a serious opportunity.

  177. anarchopurplism says: May 12, 2017 3:36 PM

    Kaep is living in Kantstandyastan

  178. srg608 says: May 12, 2017 3:39 PM

    raiderej

    “The fact that you THINK we’ve come a long way is proof that you are a Jets fan and probably fairly delusional. Answer me this: why is it that a 25 year old white man with a FELONY conviction has a better chance of being a homeowner and gainfully employed in this country than a 25 year old Black man with a Bachelor’s degree from a major University? It is merely systematic lynching now.”

    I think it’s fairly obvious who is delusional with these kind of comments! Wow……

  179. cadreamer1969 says: May 12, 2017 3:41 PM

    Why should a head coach want to change the offense for him? You love him so much, hire him to be the face of PFT.

  180. cadreamer1969 says: May 12, 2017 3:46 PM

    So, you’ll believe anyone that says something to the contrary without much facts? WOW.

  181. cadreamer1969 says: May 12, 2017 3:49 PM

    Kaepernick opted out of his contract with SF. That was his choice. Someone said he was looking for high backup / low starter money, those are facts. The media took “think 9 – 10 million” and ran with it.

  182. nite2al says: May 12, 2017 3:54 PM

    Yet another example to show how truly racist this country teally is.

  183. tjacks7 says: May 12, 2017 3:59 PM

    Harvard University is hosting a black-person only graduation. Talk about being overtly and wildly racist.

  184. thermalito says: May 12, 2017 4:01 PM

    fiddlinred: The Westboro Baptist Church stands up for their convictions every day too. Should we respect them as well? Or only “convictions” that include insult police officers and disrespecting the military?
    What exactly is this great opportunity all these teams are missing out on? A terrible QB who can’t function in an NFL offense, hated by fans and is a toxic locker room cancer? No thanks. If this clown ever shows up on my team I’ll burn all my gear and never watch a single game again

  185. prospero63 says: May 12, 2017 4:13 PM

    If florio worked as hard as Josh Gordon’s agent as he does as Kaepernick’s agent, Josh Gordon would be reinstated…

  186. JazzAwakens says: May 12, 2017 4:14 PM

    srg608 says:
    May 12, 2017 3:39 PM
    raiderej

    “The fact that you THINK we’ve come a long way is proof that you are a Jets fan and probably fairly delusional. Answer me this: why is it that a 25 year old white man with a FELONY conviction has a better chance of being a homeowner and gainfully employed in this country than a 25 year old Black man with a Bachelor’s degree from a major University? It is merely systematic lynching now.”

    I think it’s fairly obvious who is delusional with these kind of comments! Wow……

    ————————

    But really to get back on topic the question is if there is a guy that after several seasons has not proven to ge an effective player why are teams expected to still give him a job? Exactly what rule says anyone owes him anything?

  187. jacksquat99 says: May 12, 2017 4:24 PM

    Someone asked, why are you infatuated with this guy?

    Simple answer: Florio is a closet Social Justice Warrior and he admires Kaepernick’s hypocritical “protest”.

  188. cadreamer1969 says: May 12, 2017 4:24 PM

    Guess it’s SOP for you

    His agents went to the media, anonymously claiming that Smith was disappointed he didn’t go first overall. Now, it gets even weirder: the ex-agents have issued a statement putting further blame on Smith, and did so “in response to” the reports based on their own leaks.

    It started with the Daily News, though Smith’s ex-agents at the Select Sports Group approached a number of reporters with the story that Smith fired them because he “thought he would be and should be” the No. 1 pick. Smith denied that during a radio interview, saying “it’s not because of one particular incident, there are a number of things,” and indicated his willingness to let the issue go.

    Then, last night, Smith’s ex-agents Jeff Nalley and Erik Burkhardt issued a statement to Pro Football Talk, doubling down on the “Smith was disappointed by his draft position” narrative. This is strange for a number of reasons: players change representation all the time, and both sides usually keep it quiet (Browns receiver Josh Gordon fired Select Sports three weeks ago, and no statement was released by either side); Nalley and Burkhardt were giving a public comment in response to their own private comments, not to Smith; Florio oddly headlined the story “Geno Smith’s former agents wish him the best.”

  189. jacksquat99 says: May 12, 2017 4:28 PM

    The fact that you THINK we’ve come a long way is proof that you are a Jets fan and probably fairly delusional. Answer me this: why is it that a 25 year old white man with a FELONY conviction has a better chance of being a homeowner and gainfully employed in this country than a 25 year old Black man with a Bachelor’s degree from a major University? It is merely systematic lynching now.

    I don’t know many 25-year-olds of any color that can afford to be a homeowner currently.

    You need to run with a better crew, son. Please cite your “proof” regards to the liklihoods of a 25 y/o WHITE felon having a better chance at being a homeowner that a 25 y/o BLACK man with a Bachelor’s degree. I’ll anxiously await this.

  190. raidercode says: May 12, 2017 4:33 PM

    Who wants to sign a piece of trash who can’t play and puts himself above his teammates and franchise? Kap is a bum.

  191. tonebones says: May 12, 2017 4:42 PM

    Last year, Colin Kaepernick was voted by his teammates, the winner of the prestigious Len Eshmont Award. It’s an award voted annually to the player who most exemplifies inspirational and courageous play. Kaepernick has led the 49ers to a super bowl and an NFC championship game. So there’s no doubt about his ability as a player and as a teammate. He’s top notch at both. He’s involved in lots of charity work off the field. He stuck up for black people who were being murdered in cold blood, right around the same time we elected a president who has former white supremacists in his cabinet. Now everybody has a problem with Kap. Just to be fair, our prez is at 36% popularity too.

  192. packrule says: May 12, 2017 4:57 PM

    I have no pony in this race and really could care less. But the guy is a tool. First you make say your making a stand and are fighting for something and when the time comes to make good on that fight ie: voting, he doesn’t vote and make his actual voice heard.

    The facts are this according to some good insight. He sat on the bench during the anthem pouting because Gabbert got the job ahead of him. Then he spouted afterwards when questioned.

    Every team knows this and every owner and GM know this. He has zero integrity. Yeah he may have ponied up some money for a cause but that was all backpedaling. and posturing by that point.

    Simply put he’s a liability for any team.

  193. tjacks7 says: May 12, 2017 5:22 PM

    Maybe Florio will give Kap a job writing for PFT? Let him use this platform to express his personal beliefs? Who cares if it tarnishes your biz right?

  194. townie45 says: May 12, 2017 5:42 PM

    He’ll be very happy playing for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

  195. thermalito says: May 12, 2017 5:51 PM

    tonebones: oh how cute another far left wing snowflake calling anyone not on his side of the hysterical leftist political fence a white supremacist. You do realize your hero didn’t even bother to vote right? Kaepernick has been one of the very worst QB’s in football for the last 4 years so yes, his ability is in doubt. Could care less what award his team mates gave him, their undisciplined lackadaisical play all year spoke for itself. And before you go whining about black people murdered in cold blood, you might want to have a look at what the actual facts say on this subject. Whites are FAR more likely to be gunned down by police and blacks are FAR more likely to be gunned down by other blacks. Kaepernick and Fidel Castro are both wrong and both pushing a false narrative. I’m thrilled he’s not in the league and I hope it stays that way. Good riddance

  196. milkcan44 says: May 12, 2017 6:13 PM

    Boy, the way he looks. How many times do you think he gets aggressively frisked at airports?

  197. mistrezzrachael says: May 12, 2017 6:29 PM

    Is all about his attitude…..Even a team like the jets shuns him…because they know he’ll be a locker room cancer, and never be the type leader a team needs.

    Then again..it;’s the jets…Cannot go lower unless he tries arena football.

  198. RegisHawk says: May 12, 2017 6:32 PM

    That would be consistent with my “He sucks” theory.

  199. nyneal says: May 12, 2017 6:42 PM

    bocadiver1 says:
    May 12, 2017 10:25 AM
    ENOUGH ABOUT THIS LOSER, FLORIO! THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY WANT HIM TO JUST TAKE HIS STUPID HAIRCUT AND RIDE INTO THE SUNSET.

    _______________________________________

    Actually, I’d prefer he just rides off into the sun.

  200. painsyndicate says: May 12, 2017 6:50 PM

    thermalito says:
    May 12, 2017 5:51 PM

    tonebones: oh how cute another far left wing snowflake calling anyone not on his side of the hysterical leftist political fence a white supremacist… I’m thrilled he’s not in the league and I hope it stays that way. Good riddance.
    ————
    Game, set and match!

    Well done thermalito.

  201. senatorblutarsky says: May 12, 2017 6:57 PM

    Three teams inquired about Colin Kaepernick. Unless they didn’t.
    _____________________

    They didn’t.

  202. orangeraider says: May 12, 2017 6:57 PM

    Could care less. Who wants that cancer on their team.
    Have that tofu eating loser go play for the Caracas, Venezuela Crocs

  203. vegaskid21 says: May 12, 2017 7:23 PM

    raiderej says:
    May 12, 2017 10:33 AM
    White Supremacy in America lives on. How dare a black man protest by standing for a song which was written by slave owners and celebrates “The Land O the Free” and specifically excludes anyone with melanin in their skin. The same atrocities that existed then, exist now.

    ================================================

    If you don’t like it, LEAVE.

  204. saltineamerican says: May 12, 2017 7:26 PM

    tonebones says:
    May 12, 2017 4:42 PM
    Last year, Colin Kaepernick was voted by his teammates, the winner of the prestigious Len Eshmont Award. It’s an award voted annually to the player who most exemplifies inspirational and courageous play. Kaepernick has led the 49ers to a super bowl and an NFC championship game. So there’s no doubt about his ability as a player and as a teammate. He’s top notch at both. He’s involved in lots of charity work off the field. He stuck up for black people who were being murdered in cold blood, right around the same time we elected a president who has former white supremacists in his cabinet. Now everybody has a problem with Kap. Just to be fair, our prez is at 36% popularity too.

    ————————————-

    He hasn’t performed up to the standards you would expect from a starter. He can win all the awards, you can be an inspiration to the people around you but if you’re not winning games, you’re done.

    He can protest all he wants on his own time. When the asses in the seats have spent their hard earned money to go to a game, that’s another story. Frankly, it’s rather bothersome.

  205. 49ersfury says: May 12, 2017 8:06 PM

    It’s a trip. Kap took Aldon Smith’s girlfriend, and now the impact or influence of that she has over Kap is ruining his career. The irony.

  206. fwippel says: May 12, 2017 8:12 PM

    Kaepernick has received no inquiries? What does he want, a pity party? Okay here goes: 1…2….3 Awwwwwwww!!!!

    Wake up Colin. You disrespected America and Americans with your antics last year; throwing a hissy fit when the favor is returned is childish.

  207. nomoreseasontix says: May 12, 2017 8:38 PM

    It’s actually very simple. He’s just not very good. Fantasy stat geeks (like this blogger) don’t get that. If you actually watched him play games, he’s not a good quarterback. Period.
    Add that fact to the baggage he brings, who on Earth would hire him?
    He’s not his enough to overcome the baggage.
    It’s not sone conspiracy against liberal snowflakes.
    He’s just not good enough.

  208. wahoo21 says: May 12, 2017 8:54 PM

    Of course he has been blackballed….So What
    Not the first and won’t be the last

  209. whatjusthapped says: May 12, 2017 10:49 PM

    Since Kap is going to be unemployed for some time, do we get to look forward to a daily web stories on his unchanging status.

  210. Angry Orange Man says: May 13, 2017 12:24 AM

    Marginal players without baggage don’t make rosters all the time. Why should one with baggage that can lead to distractions be guaranteed a roster spot? How is this so hard for this site to understand?

    His inflated numbers came in garbage time when his team was down by a ton of points. The way people act you’d think he was Peyton Manning in his prime not getting a roster spot. The fact is he just isn’t good enough to warrant the possible distraction he might bring. If people can only see race in this situation, that’s on them.

  211. pizzasaurus says: May 13, 2017 2:10 AM

    NFL teams wouldn’t put up with political grand-standing from a superstar player like Tom Brady – notice how he keeps his mouth shut about his friend Trump? They’re certainly not going to have it from a guy looking for a backup role like Kaepernick.

    Kaepernick’s girlfriend Nessa Diab can look in the mirror if she wants to see the reason he’s getting no interest from NFL teams. Kaepernick’s girlfriend had him using NFL games to gain attention for social justice issues. The cause may have been right, but she sacrificed Kaepernick’s career for it, and even if he’s surrendered on the kneeling thing it might be too late.

  212. asgrimsnorrison says: May 13, 2017 9:10 AM

    Which advisor is the one that advised him to opt out of his guaranteed 49ers contract?

  213. omeimontis says: May 13, 2017 10:27 AM

    I think Kap doesn’t like the 49ers organization, and it is his own decision to opt out. He negotiated the opt out option last season and he apparently did it because he did not want to play for the Niners any longer, for whatever reason. Niners fans thank him for all the excitement he brought to the team including the only SB appearance the Niners had since the 1994 season. and I wish him good luck whatever he may be doing next.

  214. backindasaddle says: May 13, 2017 12:29 PM

    He’s a negative influence on the organization and that’s why he’s not getting offers. Nobody wants to risk bringing divisiveness into the locker room. It’s like playing Russian Roulette….wisdom would indicate not to play the game.
    I think it’s just wonderful our little Social Justice Warrior will now have the time to donate the majority of his millions to the Social Justice causes he feels so passionately about.

  215. sailbum7 says: May 13, 2017 1:44 PM

    It is very simple, his skills on the field are not enough to compensate for the off-field baggage that comes with him. This baggage would be a distraction to the team and could result in a rift in the lockerroom between players who support his politics and players who do not. This is simply not healthy for any team and the player would have to be a first class talent on the field for any team to risk the problems the baggage could cause. Unfortunately for Kaepernick, he is far from being a first class talent on the field, he is a mediocre back up at best.

  216. yahmule says: May 13, 2017 6:48 PM

    boca12 says:
    May 12, 2017 10:14 AM
    If I saw this coming, he had to see this coming….

    He did see it coming. He knew he could be walking away from millions, but he chose to risk it all to stand up for what’s right. I’m sure all his critics would do the same. Right?

  217. exinsidetrader says: May 14, 2017 11:41 AM

    Only people that contacted him are his Agent and Florio as both appear to be on his payroll.

    SJW-thinking is decisive, hypocritical and terrible for business. ESPN is learning that now and it appears that PFT wants to crawl down that same pathetic hole.

  218. PFT is Lemmy's beach says: May 15, 2017 7:24 AM

    FoozieGrooler says:
    May 12, 2017 1:25 PM
    najacoo22 says:
    “..God bless America! He made his bed, now sleep in it…”

    Uh huh.
    Only in America can expressing an opinion get you blackballed, but drugs, wife-beating and even murder won’t.
    God bless the NFL.

    Is Ray Rice back in the league? How about Hernandez?

    Oh but Ray Lewis did have a long career.

    Care to explain?

  219. jwcarlson says: May 19, 2017 1:04 PM

    tjacks7 says:
    May 12, 2017 10:45 AM
    I guess teams finally watched the tape. He should cut his hair, put on some muscle and try to sneak on at Michigan. Maybe Harbaugh can save his career again. Let’s face it, without Harbaugh, he would have been out of the league years ago.
    ——————————————-

    Too be fair, Dom Capers had a lot to do with that as well. Credit where credit is due.

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