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Colin Kaepernick inundated with fan mail

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Owners may be shying away from signing Colin Kaepernick because they fear a fan backlash, but it’s also worth considering how many fans a team will gain if it signs Kaepernick.

Kaepernick revealed on social media today that he’s been inundated with fan mail.

“I want to thank the people for the support! My parents sent me these photos yesterday and continue to receive dollies full of mail in support! I couldn’t do this without the people, I love you,” Kaepernick wrote.

That’s not the first piece of data that shows Kaepernick has a big fan base: NFL Shop revealed in September, shortly after Kaepernick began his national anthem protest, that Kaepernick’s jersey was the league’s top-selling piece of merchandise.

Kaepernick is a polarizing figure, but being polarizing isn’t necessarily a bad thing. By definition, a polarizing figure has a lot of people who support him, and in Kaepernick’s case those people will be eager to cheer for his team this season. If he has a team this season.

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  1. denverdave3 says: Jun 2, 2017 9:38 AM

    how about somebody else’s fan mail? We’ve heard enough about this irrelevant guy.

  2. redlikethepig says: Jun 2, 2017 9:39 AM

    Maybe he could do a column in a newspaper instructing young people how to get a lot of attention.

  3. joenash72 says: Jun 2, 2017 9:40 AM

    SeeeeaaaHawks!!!!!

    😉

  4. mannyiac says: Jun 2, 2017 9:40 AM

    They’ll be cheering for him in Canada,eh.

  5. RandyinRoxbury says: Jun 2, 2017 9:40 AM

    Not surprising since left-wing lunatics have a lot of time on their hands since the election.

  6. fjbuon says: Jun 2, 2017 9:40 AM

    Is this stiff on an NFL team at the moment? Then why is he being discussed on this website?

  7. pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says: Jun 2, 2017 9:41 AM

    Donald Trump is inundated with fan mail too. It happens to a lot of well-known people.

  8. nwhmpshr says: Jun 2, 2017 9:42 AM

    Even convicted murderers on death row get fan mail.

  9. kepickle says: Jun 2, 2017 9:43 AM

    How many of those fans are real hardcore NFL football fans who buys season passes jerseys and NFL Sunday tickets likely very little heck in Michael Jackson’s worst child molesting cases he got fan mail

  10. jnovi86 says: Jun 2, 2017 9:45 AM

    Now if only he didn’t look through his progressions once and take off running instead of checking again for an open receiver he might be worth putting back in at qb

  11. cboys4life2014 says: Jun 2, 2017 9:47 AM

    You left out the part about how much he sucks as a QB. Him, RG3 and Russell Wilson got big in the year of the option QB (2012) and since defenses figured how to stop it only Russell Wilson had the talent of an actual QB to stay relevant and be good. I use to hate how much attention RG3 got for being overrated but given that he’s unemployed like Kap is and how much y’all beat a dead horse on here about Kap not garnering interest I’d love to see a few articles on RG3’s situation

  12. ariani1985 says: Jun 2, 2017 9:47 AM

    my lowly Packers have never beaten him!

  13. mbara33 says: Jun 2, 2017 9:48 AM

    Nobody wants “fans” that love a cop-hating, America-hating QB who can’t play.

  14. waynefontesismyfather says: Jun 2, 2017 9:48 AM

    Colin Kaepernick inundated with fan mail

    Not from me he isn’t.

  15. nfella says: Jun 2, 2017 9:48 AM

    Time to start a fanbase protest ourselves. I will no longer click on a Colin Kaepernick article and read any comments or the articles contents. It’s has gotten out of hand with the quantity of them, and constant single-minded viewpoint of their context.

    Thumbs up if you’re with me!

  16. pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says: Jun 2, 2017 9:48 AM

    * President Donald Trump – just to be clear

  17. seabrawk12 says: Jun 2, 2017 9:49 AM

    Why don’t you offer him a job PFT? You seem to love him so much.

  18. XaqFields says: Jun 2, 2017 9:49 AM

    The problem is most of Kaep’s “fans” don’t actually watch football. Yeah he had a little influx of jersey sales at the beginning but that’s a temporary thing based on name recognition alone.

    Among the typical football fan audience, Kaepernick is very much despised. This is (and has already been) demonstrable.

  19. picksix401 says: Jun 2, 2017 9:52 AM

    “We need to sign this guy… can’t play QB, but has dollies full of fan/hate mail”

  20. dawoger says: Jun 2, 2017 9:53 AM

    The minisoda skoltrolls not only inundated AP with fan-mail, they also showed there repulsive support for him by carrying sticks/switches into the stadium after his conviction. They were photographed doing it. How sick is that?

  21. The Phantom Stranger says: Jun 2, 2017 9:54 AM

    My guess is most of the fan mail comes from young men wearing pajamas and sipping hot chocolate, who have never seen a football game in their lives.

  22. trubroncfan07 says: Jun 2, 2017 9:54 AM

    Lot of losers pulling for this guy.

  23. peytonwantsaflag says: Jun 2, 2017 9:54 AM

    So, every “negative” said about Kaepernick by the league or the owners or anonymous sources is heavily scrutinized and called into question but anything he says is gospel?

  24. rodgerstonelson says: Jun 2, 2017 9:56 AM

    Please show proof…. I do not believe a thing this scum bag says.

  25. truthfactory says: Jun 2, 2017 9:56 AM

    How many articles can be written about a guy who I believe went 1-9 last year and literally got benched in a game where he only threw for 4 yards?

    He is possibly unemployed for 3 reasons.

    1. He’s no good anymore

    2. His baggage and backlash from the MAJORITY of the fanbase is a deterrent.

    or

    3. A combination of both.

    Any and all of these reasons are valid so I don’t see what the big deal is. Play better or don’t alienate 75% of the fanbase. It’s not that complicated…. when you have both of those things against you, it’s not rocket science to figure out you’ll have a hard time landing a job.

  26. ricko1112 says: Jun 2, 2017 9:56 AM

    Jeffery Dahmer, Richard Ramirez, Charles Manson, Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan, Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson get fan mail too. So what?

    Krap gets letters from unemployed ne’er do wells. Who cares.

  27. ebr362 says: Jun 2, 2017 9:56 AM

    Good, now he has something to keep him busy….

  28. bkrog says: Jun 2, 2017 9:57 AM

    MSNBC, I mean NBC sports, trying to get the ex-NFL quarterback a job.

  29. pamperpro says: Jun 2, 2017 9:57 AM

    The backup to Bob Ross just needs to go away already. I’m thinking back to his parents basement where he can read all his fan mail.

  30. filthymcnasty3 says: Jun 2, 2017 9:58 AM

    There are so many on this site with no respect for other peoples viewpoints.

  31. grayone77 says: Jun 2, 2017 10:02 AM

    Wow, Florio must have spent a fortune on stamps to send all those letters he wrote.

  32. rocbills says: Jun 2, 2017 10:02 AM

    I bet Tebow got a lot of fan mail too.

  33. rocbills says: Jun 2, 2017 10:04 AM

    Where is the article about Tebow fan mail ?

  34. maestro1899 says: Jun 2, 2017 10:05 AM

    nwhmpshr says:
    Jun 2, 2017 9:42 AM
    Even convicted murderers on death row get fan mail.
    – – –

    Isn’t this the problem? Some people equate what he did to that of a convicted murder, child abuser, woman beater, etc.

    The guy staged a non-violent protest. Get over it people!

    I didn’t agree with his protest, but I agree with his right to protest. I also absolutely agree with his right to protest and not lose his ability to have a job while much lesser QBS have been signed by teams all over the league.

  35. gsosings says: Jun 2, 2017 10:06 AM

    Hey.. I’VE been inundated with fan mail as well..
    really.. just “dollies” full of ’em! (Actual count – 157!)

    You don’t believe me??!! Well I said it so it must be true!
    (not that anybody gives a shyt)

    “Dollies” – noun,
    2. a low truck or cart with small wheels for moving loads too heavy to be carried by hand

    Example: my 5 yr old uses his ‘dollie’ (toy wagon) to carry around his toy soldiers.. all of ’em having a lot more respect for the flag & anthem of this country than this clown
    .. more relevant as well

  36. spartanlegend says: Jun 2, 2017 10:07 AM

    All the hateful idiots who post here aren’t going to like this. They’ll probably call it “fake news” because it goes against what they believe

  37. nyneal says: Jun 2, 2017 10:07 AM

    If I wrote him, here’s what I would say:
    Mr. Kaepernick,
    I hope some day you’ll find yourself in a very dangerous predicament and you need a cop or two to get you out of it. Then maybe you’ll realize how great they are and recognize the great job 99% of them do.
    I also hope that you go into a VFW sometime and the veterans there admonish you for what you did and explain to you the reason that flag gives hope to so many people in this country and around the world.
    I would also encourage you to visit Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia so you can see for yourself what the cost of being free is. Because clearly, you have no concept what so ever of that.
    I have no problem with you having an opinion or your right to voice your opinion. But there’s a right way to do that and there is a wrong way. You chose the wrong way because you didn’t give it enough thought or maybe you’re just not smart enough to understand it. That’s why it backfired on you. Hopefully you’ve learned your lesson and will be smarter the next time before you do something else which is stupid.
    Finally, I think you owe millions of people in this country an apology for what you did. Until you do that, I refuse to watch or listen to any NFL game you might be a part of, even if it’s just as a bench warmer. You see, I have rights, too, and it’s my right not to want to see you play in the NFL.

    I would sign my note to him, A Proud American.

  38. dawoger says: Jun 2, 2017 10:08 AM

    filthymcnasty3 says: There are so many on this site with no respect for other peoples viewpoints.

    ————————————————

    LMAO!! One of the best posts in recent memory.

  39. spartanlegend says: Jun 2, 2017 10:09 AM

    And also on a side note how about if all you people who feign outrage over Florio’s viewpoints and hate how “liberal” this website is go somewhere else for your football news? No one is making you visit this website are they?

  40. ibillwt says: Jun 2, 2017 10:09 AM

    Not signed because he’s not good enough.
    Rothlisberger, Manning, and Winston assaulted women and still got jobs because they had enough talent. Ugly truth.

  41. alphafantasyfootball says: Jun 2, 2017 10:11 AM

    This horse is so dead even if it had cat lives it would still be dead.

    Dalton Cook just got drafted. Mixon got drafted. At least a dozen players that knelt for the anthem are still employed. Bottom line if a player has the talent and ability to help a team win, he’d have a job. Kaepernick doesn’t possess that ability. Just because PFT claims he does, doesn’t erase years of tape.

  42. metitometin says: Jun 2, 2017 10:12 AM

    Anyone who stands up to the nut job in the White House is okay in my book. RESIST.

  43. fwippel says: Jun 2, 2017 10:13 AM

    Those could be from an internet bot.

  44. joenash72 says: Jun 2, 2017 10:13 AM

    pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says:
    Jun 2, 2017 9:48 AM
    * President Donald Trump – just to be clear

     ———

    * Illegitamite President Donald Trump – just to be clear

  45. jjpmn says: Jun 2, 2017 10:13 AM

    His parents showed him photos of his fan mail. I’m guessing they neglected to tell him that for every piece of positive fan mail he received, there were three negative pieces of fan mail.

  46. alreadyownsite says: Jun 2, 2017 10:14 AM

    because PFT claims he does, doesn’t erase years of tape.

  47. FlaJoe says: Jun 2, 2017 10:16 AM

    Snowflakes sending him fan mail! Then asking “what is football?”

  48. fshman00 says: Jun 2, 2017 10:16 AM

    I wonder how many of those dollies are hate mail!!!!

  49. jonathankrobinson424 says: Jun 2, 2017 10:19 AM

    Had my daily dose of Kap news…right on time!

  50. drywormdryworm says: Jun 2, 2017 10:19 AM

    Charlie Manson still gets fan mail. Colin’s NFL career is over. Washington Redskins are keeping its name. Donald Trump is President.

  51. charger383 says: Jun 2, 2017 10:20 AM

    that’s nothing compared to hate mail any team siging him will get

  52. crush22 says: Jun 2, 2017 10:20 AM

    “I couldn’t do this without the people, I love you,” Kaepernick wrote.

    Do what? Be a disrespectful, ungrateful turd?

  53. dragonfly99 says: Jun 2, 2017 10:20 AM

    I’ll bet its all in Arabic.

  54. tedmurph says: Jun 2, 2017 10:21 AM

    Big fan of the stand Kaepernick took concerning the very real racial injustice that happens every day in this country. Not anti police. Not anti troops. And a seig heil shout out to all the alt right wackos that seek to deprive him of his 1rst Amendment rights.

  55. thenewguy12 says: Jun 2, 2017 10:25 AM

    Fanmail from people who share the same particular ideology but don’t actually get around to watching football. This is certainly going to lead to a rush of NFL teams begging Kaepernick to come launch passes into the second row for them.

  56. dickroy says: Jun 2, 2017 10:26 AM

    This mail is not from football fans who want him on their team. Its from left wing liberals that protest everything!

  57. exinsidetrader says: Jun 2, 2017 10:36 AM

    joenash72 says:
    Jun 2, 2017 10:13 AM

    * Illegitamite President Donald Trump – just to be clear
    _______________
    Do you think your kind of derangement and delusion will PERSUADE even one person to want to be on the side of someone like you and others that insult and violently attack people that in good faith disagree with you? That cry-bully every day because they can’t accept reality?

    Jobless rate at LOWEST in near 30 years, credit scores up, Market booming, economic confidence levels up, and demonstrated respect for the concerns of the working-class over the globalist elites. Nothing “illegitimate” about loving your country and putting the interests of its citizens first. Try it some time.

  58. harrisonhits2 says: Jun 2, 2017 10:37 AM

    Comrade Trump gets lots of fan mail from his buddies in Russia

  59. peytonwantsaflag says: Jun 2, 2017 10:37 AM

    nwhmpshr says:
    Jun 2, 2017 9:42 AM
    Even convicted murderers on death row get fan mail.
    – – –

    Isn’t this the problem? Some people equate what he did to that of a convicted murder, child abuser, woman beater, etc.

    The guy staged a non-violent protest. Get over it people!

    I didn’t agree with his protest, but I agree with his right to protest. I also absolutely agree with his right to protest and not lose his ability to have a job while much lesser QBS have been signed by teams all over the league.

    —————————————————–
    uh, no – I think he’s just saying you can’t tell right or wrong or importance etc by the amount of fan mail someone gets. If anything is the problem it’s the ability for some people to understand Logic.

  60. edon8334 says: Jun 2, 2017 10:39 AM

    grab some kleenex.. lot of tears in this thread lol

  61. cosmicconvoy says: Jun 2, 2017 10:39 AM

    Those are boxes of returned Kaep merchandise

  62. beyond2k says: Jun 2, 2017 10:40 AM

    Clueless Liberals…

  63. whodatnhollywood says: Jun 2, 2017 10:44 AM

    And the same RACISTS who hate Kaepernick for kneeling down against human rights violations, didn’t say a damn thing when a flag-burning, anti-American loser named Dylan Root killed 9 people in a South Carolina church bible study! They hate Kaep more than the hateful killer!

    And many of the same people who call him a “traitor” are sitting back watching “Treasonist Trump” and most of his cabinet make deals with the Russian devils and aren’t saying a damn thing about it! So, who’s the REAL TRAITOR! Give us a break!

    Go Kaep!

  64. BraceForImpact says: Jun 2, 2017 10:49 AM

    pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says:
    Jun 2, 2017 9:41 AM

    Donald Trump is inundated with fan mail too. It happens to a lot of well-known people.

    ——————————————————

    But in fairness it does have to be translated from Russian before it can be read to him.

  65. notlistinin says: Jun 2, 2017 10:50 AM

    As the 2016 election showed, progressives will blindly support their ideological kin. Big deal.

  66. cosmicconvoy says: Jun 2, 2017 10:51 AM

    This Kaepernick’s latest brainstorm? Looks like normal junk mail to me.

  67. phacepalm says: Jun 2, 2017 10:52 AM

    I have a 12 year old neighbor who is a big Krap fan.

    That pretty much sums up all his fan mail.

  68. ninerfan81 says: Jun 2, 2017 10:53 AM

    So many Clay Travis and Jason Whitlock fans on these Kaepernick threads…if he was standing up for you son you’d applaud him too

  69. pryrates2020 says: Jun 2, 2017 10:57 AM

    Lets see those addresses on that mail. I bet there’s crap in there from Amazon, etc.

  70. JayZee says: Jun 2, 2017 10:57 AM

    The haters are choking on their own spit right now.

  71. jkhart says: Jun 2, 2017 10:58 AM

    Give it a rest

  72. jaysayz says: Jun 2, 2017 10:58 AM

    I’m so tired of this liberal bs. The truth is kap is an average qb who was carried by a good defence. He has to have an offense tailored to him to be successful. No team wants a backup getting this kind of publicity both good and bad. He is looked at as a distraction and its the media’s fault for this kind nonstop coverage. This is the same reason Tebow isn’t on a roster. And for all of you SJW’S kap would have a job if he had choose to protest in a different way and had facts to back up his claims. Instead he basically cramped on America said all police are evil and praised Castro. So stop acting like he’s Martian Luther King or Muhammad Ali.

  73. nhpats says: Jun 2, 2017 11:00 AM

    fjbuon says:
    Jun 2, 2017 9:40 AM
    Is this stiff on an NFL team at the moment? Then why is he being discussed on this website?

    ———-
    The PFT staff apparently has a collective man-crush on Kaep

  74. painsyndicate says: Jun 2, 2017 11:07 AM

    Florio must really be busy sending this guy letters and writing countless articles about him at the same time.

  75. JayZee says: Jun 2, 2017 11:10 AM

    @ jaysayz First, it’s spelled “defense” and Kaepernick hasn’t been carried by a good defense in years. He also didn’t have a Frank Gore is his prime to rely on. He had 16 TDs and 4 interceptions in 2016. That’s more than 90% of the backup QB’s in the league had. Even if he does need an offense tailored around him….WTF does that even mean? What QB doesn’t??? Admit it…you goofballs hate Kaepernick for reasons well beyond football.

  76. weepingjebus says: Jun 2, 2017 11:13 AM

    You can’t do what without the people, Colin? Be specific.

  77. tindeaux says: Jun 2, 2017 11:16 AM

    must be from blm guys. good luck with that hahaha

  78. collectordude says: Jun 2, 2017 11:23 AM

    I’m sure 99.9% of the mail comes from PFT.

  79. beachsidejames says: Jun 2, 2017 11:26 AM

    Nobody willing to open his mail in the fear it will explode.

  80. beachsidejames says: Jun 2, 2017 11:30 AM

    Same guys starting cars for mafia bosses are opening Kapernick’s mail.

  81. pftknowitall says: Jun 2, 2017 11:31 AM

    How much is it from Florio?

  82. whatjusthapped says: Jun 2, 2017 11:33 AM

    Good for Kaep, now let’s see if he can pay his electric bill or get a cup of coffee at Starbucks with all that fan mail.

    Gives you an indication of what it is worth.

  83. jmc8888 says: Jun 2, 2017 11:37 AM

    metitometin says:
    Jun 2, 2017 10:12 AM

    Anyone who stands up to the nut job in the White House is okay in my book. RESIST.

    ————————————

    whodatnhollywood says:
    Jun 2, 2017 10:44 AM

    And the same RACISTS who hate Kaepernick for kneeling down against human rights violations, didn’t say a damn thing when a flag-burning, anti-American loser named Dylan Root killed 9 people in a South Carolina church bible study! They hate Kaep more than the hateful killer!

    And many of the same people who call him a “traitor” are sitting back watching “Treasonist Trump” and most of his cabinet make deals with the Russian devils and aren’t saying a damn thing about it! So, who’s the REAL TRAITOR! Give us a break!

    Go Kaep!

    ———————–

    What about the previous nut jobs and traitors?

    You know the ones that….

    Repealed Glass-Steagall (Clinton)
    Allowed the Dot-Com Bubble and started the housing bubble (Clinton)
    Started the militarization of police and law enforcement (Clinton)
    Lied to get us into wars (Bush)
    Greatly increased spying (Bush)
    Started the bailout process (Bush)
    Allowed the housing bubble to fully form (Bush)
    Continued the militarization of police Clinton started (Bush)
    Suspended Habeas Corpus (Obama)
    Further increased spying to a massive degree (Obama)
    Got all liberal tech giants to allow spying on everyone for everything (Obama)
    Killed Americans without due process (Obama)
    Purposely murdered American children (Obama)
    Militarized the police to the highest degree(Obama)
    Implemented the bail out for Wall Street (Obama)
    Didn’t send a single banker to jail, even though for the S&L crisis in the 80’s that was a drop in the bucket 1000 bankers went to jail (Obama)
    Funded, Armed, and Trained terrorists [ISIS/Al-Nusra/LIFB/Right Sector/ETC] (Obama/Hillary)
    Started illegal wars in Syria/Libya/Ukraine (Obama/Hillary [as SoS])
    Created the ‘Russian’ fake news narrative because they don’t support our terrorists (Obama/Hillary)

    The list goes on and on…. this is just a small list of the crimes of the past few presidents, of which the past two have DOZENS committed impeachable offenses.

    Where was your resist then?

    Where? Where was Pelosi’s? Where was Reid’s? Where was MSNBC’s? CNN’s?

    Our Democrat’s were put in power in 2006, and we did nothing. Obama in 2008 did nothing. All they did was the opposite.

    Where was the resistance?

    Nowhere… because they were all making money off it. They sure suckered you.

    BTW I’m a Democrat, and it looks like you have selective resistance. Only when the criminals on our side tell you to resist, you do, and for no real reason other then they tell you to.

    Sort of like Kaepernick. Who took bad policy the was enacted by everyone and hurts everyone and blamed it on white people and pretended it only effected people of color.

    It’s bad policy for ALL people, including cops who have been put in a bad position by this bad training, tactics, and weaponry.

    Of course economic destruction fuels the fire, and last I checked, the biggest reason for the economic fallout this century was done to US by our OWN SIDE.

    Our leaders in our party pretend to like the little guy, then do nothing but whatever wall street and the warmongers want. Clinton/Bush/Obama… no difference. Only difference in YOUR mind.

    Then Kaepernick decided to make his racist, divisive stance to turn an easy subject into a circus.

    People who cheer on Kaepernick do so because they have low information.

    Keep up supporting the worthless, divisive for no reason SJW cause while Rome burns. Nero would be proud.

    It’s also about as delusional as Hillary’s speech yesterday. She lost, because she’s a corrupt, unaccountable, out of touch moron and because the Democratic party purposefully screwed Bernie who was the only Democrat who had a chance against Trump.

    Maybe you should of resisted the DNC, and Debbie-Wasserman-Dumbas.

    Get ready to lose in 2018 and 2020, because the resistance of no ideas but idiocy will fail. The party, and most of the constituency still haven’t learned a dang thing. Be ACTUAL Democrats like a JFK/FDR… or lose. Clinton/Obama/Hillary Wall Street/Warmongers are not Democrats, and definitely won’t win another election.

    Who is going to run Ellison? ROFL Booker? ROFL

    Tulsi Gabbard is the only Democrat worth backing. But hey, since she actually is one, the traitorous Dems attack her. Good luck with that.

    The Democratic party is toast. Full house cleaning needed. Maybe you should focus on THAT instead of mindless resistance for the sake of resistance and sewing chaos.

    Oh and kick George Soros and all his NGO’s out of the country, we don’t need him sewing insurrection into revolution like he has in so many other countries.

  84. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Jun 2, 2017 11:42 AM

    I keep hearing what a major distraction he will be in both the locker room and with the fan base.

    By all accounts, Kaep was actually very popular in the locker room last year.

    He started 11 games last year, almost evenly split between home and away contests. Not a single incident was reported in any stadium.

    Where were all of these distractions last season?

  85. GenXJ says: Jun 2, 2017 11:43 AM

    ISIS fronted alot of money for kaep’s jerseys.

  86. 4sacroc says: Jun 2, 2017 11:45 AM

    joenash72 says:
    Jun 2, 2017 10:13 AM
    pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says:
    Jun 2, 2017 9:48 AM
    * President Donald Trump – just to be clear

    ———

    * Illegitamite President Donald Trump – just to be clear
    ==========

    BREAKING NEWS: Bernie Sanders — AKA The Sellout — just bought another house.

  87. osage44 says: Jun 2, 2017 11:46 AM

    PFT and ESPN trying to rehabilitate the jerk’s reputation. Good luck.

  88. pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says: Jun 2, 2017 11:46 AM

    BraceForImpact says:
    Jun 2, 2017 10:49 AM

    But in fairness it does have to be translated from Russian before it can be read to him.

    _______________________________________

    Says someone who likely instead wanted to elect a guy who thought the Soviet Union would be a delightful place to do business on his honeymoon.

  89. The Phantom Stranger says: Jun 2, 2017 11:46 AM

    dawoger says:
    Jun 2, 2017 10:08 AM

    filthymcnasty3 says: There are so many on this site with no respect for other peoples viewpoints.

    ————————————————

    LMAO!! One of the best posts in recent memory.
    ________

    These are two guys who have demonstrated over and over that their viewpoints deserve no respect.

  90. ronfromnm says: Jun 2, 2017 11:48 AM

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha!

    The parents put a picture of a couple of boxes of stuff and it is magically “data” that shows Kaepernick has “a big fan base”. How much of that mail is actually directed at Kaepernick? How much of it is fans telling him he is an idiot and/or the reason they won’t watch football anymore? And even if a couple of hundred people did write him nice letters that really doesn’t equate to the millions who stopped watching football in 2016–some due specifically to Kaepernick.

  91. positionleaguesdotcom says: Jun 2, 2017 11:48 AM

    Good for him. Blacks, even wealthy blacks are treated very unfairly and god forbid they get pulled over, it could be a life threatening event.

    I think he should try the Canadian football league. He would have tons of supports, wouldn’t have to kneel for a flag ritual and might actually play some god damn football.

    If he plays awesome there, an NFL team will come begging him to come back. Or maybe he just sucks and should stop whining about not getting a job.

  92. doyouevercheck says: Jun 2, 2017 11:50 AM

    Let’s be honest. This site has always loved running backs who play quarterback. The AFC dabbled with this a few times. Slash with the Steelers, the pre-Belichick Patriots showed the AFC how to deal with him. When he leaves the pocket he no longer gets the protections of the position. Then there was Tebow, and though for a short time he did well, once again NE reminded the AFC how to deal with him. When he leaves the pocket he no longer gets the protections of the position. The NFC never seemed to learn that lesson, until you had 4 of them. Cam Newton gets hit a lot when he leaves the pocket, because the rules allow it. RGIII got injured. Kaepernick couldn’t prove that he could put up numbers from the pocket, except against the prevent. Apparently Wilson got injured as well. We’ll see what this year brings in Seattle. We’ll see if the Panthers can devise a game plan that takes advantage of Cam’s arm without putting him at risk.

    The league is moving toward trying to emulate Peyton Manning, and Tom Brady, pocket quarterbacks with quick releases, because this keeps your most import offensive player out of harms way as much as possible.

    There are very few places that Colin fits the game plan of the team. There may be even fewer in a year or so, as NFC teams come to the realization that you cannot consistently win with a running back playing quarterback. Or to put in another way, you cannot consistently win with your quarterback on IR.

  93. 23rdusernameused says: Jun 2, 2017 11:53 AM

    over/under that 75% of the mail is all from one guy… Mike Florio!?!??

  94. willycents says: Jun 2, 2017 12:03 PM

    What teams run an offense that Kaep can step right in and run as a backup? None that I can think of. No one runs an offense that has a one look and qb runs the ball system. That is why he is out of work.
    Virtually all teams run offenses that require perfect timing, accuracy, multiple reads, and patience from the qb. Kaep struggles mightily with at least two of these.

  95. mongo3401 says: Jun 2, 2017 12:07 PM

    LOL. Nice try Kap. That picture of crap in boxes was stupid funny

  96. abninf says: Jun 2, 2017 12:11 PM

    joenash72 says:

    * Illegitamite President Donald Trump – just to be clear
    ====================================

    I see you haven’t been to one of those liberal puppy cuddling events yet. YOU LOST BWAHAHAHA

  97. juice08 says: Jun 2, 2017 12:12 PM

    the poor right-wing mouthbreathing PFT comment section though, it won’t be so kind

  98. jag1959 says: Jun 2, 2017 12:12 PM

    joenash72 says:
    Jun 2, 2017 10:13 AM

    * Illegitamite President Donald Trump – just to be clear
    _____________________

    Semi-literate PFT poster, just to be clear. The word you were aiming for was illegitimate and it does not apply to Trump. He was not born out of wedlock nor did he usurp power.

  99. onebuffalove716 says: Jun 2, 2017 12:12 PM

    Isn’t this the problem? Some people equate what he did to that of a convicted murder, child abuser, woman beater, etc.

    The guy staged a non-violent protest. Get over it people!

    I didn’t agree with his protest, but I agree with his right to protest. I also absolutely agree with his right to protest and not lose his ability to have a job while much lesser QBS have been signed by teams all over the league.

    Do you even read bro? In no way was his actions compared to those guys. What was being compared was the fact that this website posted an article regarding his fan mail, thus prompting others to mention other famous people get lots of mail too.

  100. bkostela says: Jun 2, 2017 12:13 PM

    He’s so popular!

  101. jimmeoneoftwo says: Jun 2, 2017 12:16 PM

    Mr. Irrelevant

  102. thedawsonator says: Jun 2, 2017 12:17 PM

    Guessing most of that mail is coming from you and Florio…you guys love yourselves some Kap.

  103. kferguson2002 says: Jun 2, 2017 12:18 PM

    Colin Kaepernick 👍🏽

  104. flaccoishermanmunster says: Jun 2, 2017 12:23 PM

    from ISIS or spongebob fans?

  105. dcpatfan says: Jun 2, 2017 12:25 PM

    exinsidetrader says:
    Jun 2, 2017 10:36 AM
    exinsidetrader says:
    Jun 2, 2017 10:36 AM
    joenash72 says:
    Jun 2, 2017 10:13 AM

    * Illegitamite President Donald Trump – just to be clear.

    Jobless rate at LOWEST in near 30 years, credit scores up, Market booming, economic confidence levels up, and demonstrated respect for the concerns of the working-class over the globalist elites. Nothing “illegitimate” about loving your country and putting the interests of its citizens first. Try it some time.
    —————————————-
    …wow! all that in less than 6 months!!!
    puhleeze!
    #drinkthekoolaid

  106. reprob8 says: Jun 2, 2017 12:26 PM

    @maestro1899

    thx for being a voice of reason. Too many want demonize Kaep for a non-violent protest of the way that a segment of our population is being treated.

    Kaepernick made several mistakes. One was allowing others to spin the reason for his protest to be “anti-flag”, “anti-America” &/or “anti-police”. Unfortunately, our country is becoming an intolerant, name calling, hatred-filled environment, instead having reasonable dialog.

    “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.” – Samuel Johnson, 1775

    One can wrap himself in the flag, but still be ignorant about true liberty & citizenship.

  107. mkreef says: Jun 2, 2017 12:35 PM

    Kap is a real American. Not like the fakos on here shouting ‘Murica, Red/White/Blue, woohoo.

    Military vets support him overwhelmingly

    #VeteransForKaepernick

  108. Liberalsruineverything says: Jun 2, 2017 12:41 PM

    55% of the fan mail was from Florio.

  109. usedjock says: Jun 2, 2017 12:44 PM

    I have never supported with Kaep did but I support his right to do so.

    It is almost to the point for me that I wish someone would sign him just so we can move on to something else. I am so tired of the beating of this dead horse.

  110. tjacks7 says: Jun 2, 2017 12:52 PM

    What’s his address? I have a piece of “fan mail” to send him.

  111. tjacks7 says: Jun 2, 2017 12:53 PM

    NFL Shop revealed in September, shortly after Kaepernick began his national anthem protest, that Kaepernick’s jersey was the league’s top-selling piece of merchandise.

    I bet those people feel as dumb now as we thought they were when they bought the jersey.

  112. nhpats says: Jun 2, 2017 12:56 PM

    Kaep has one major issue…..as a QB, he stinks….

  113. liquidalfa says: Jun 2, 2017 12:58 PM

    So, his stunt last year had nothing to do with sinking ratings but if he doesn’t get signed the backlash from that will cause ratings to sink because it’s driving fans away from the game?

  114. jjeastwald says: Jun 2, 2017 1:00 PM

    He’s as dumb as a rock. But let’s be clear if he could play he would be on a roster. He’s not on a roster because he sucks. He’ll be better served going to Canada where sandlot football is more adaptable.

  115. cruzcowboy says: Jun 2, 2017 1:06 PM

    Yeah fan mail from the lefty liberals who don’t love this country but take advantage of the rights given to them by the brave men and women who fought and died for our country, our flag, and our national anthem! Those who don’t support his protest far outweigh those who do. So enjoy watching the NFL from your couch Kap! You can take a knee in your living room!

  116. buckyhamm says: Jun 2, 2017 1:08 PM

    This guy has only been to two NFC championships .. he sucks !

  117. shadowman1433 says: Jun 2, 2017 1:24 PM

    So you’re assuming that all those letters are from people who like him? I would bet more than half of them are from people who hare him.

  118. Tom says: Jun 2, 2017 1:28 PM

    Any of that mail contain a game check?

    Didn’t think so.

  119. FinFan68 says: Jun 2, 2017 1:33 PM

    Why do you assume all that mail, if it even actually exists, is positive? I would expect that there are many patriotic football fans who sent letters chastising him.

  120. anotherfavrepick says: Jun 2, 2017 1:45 PM

    Problem is that this shows how crappy the politics of this league are, if he can improve your roster then sign him! We’re worried a personnel decision that would potentially drive away a fan base? Seriously? If that’s true I don’t think they gave a BLEEP about the team in the first place. Plus there will always be trolls talking major Shhh… there will always be those fans no matter who is on your team!

    So in conclusion, you’re not signing a guy who chose to make a statement, stupid or not? Someone who didn’t beat his girl, someone who didn’t drive drunk, have illegal weapons… when you really zoom out from the situation, it couldn’t be any more stupid.

  121. crush22 says: Jun 2, 2017 1:49 PM

    buckyhamm says:
    Jun 2, 2017 1:08 PM
    This guy has only been to two NFC championships .. he sucks !
    __________________
    He had nothing to do with that.
    1 name………Gore.

  122. youbettercallsaul says: Jun 2, 2017 2:21 PM

    The bigger surprise would be if some of his “supporters” could even write a complete and coherent sentence.

  123. bullcharger says: Jun 2, 2017 2:34 PM

    If Kap was good enough, nothing would keep a team from signing him. The baggage is only not worth it because his talent has subsided.

  124. bullcharger says: Jun 2, 2017 2:37 PM

    trubroncfan07 says:
    Jun 2, 2017 9:54 AM
    Lot of losers pulling for this guy.

    —————

    Are they losers because they pull for him or were they already losers in your mind and that is why they pull for him?

  125. ilovemyravens says: Jun 2, 2017 2:39 PM

    #TeamKaep Signed, Army Vet

  126. bullcharger says: Jun 2, 2017 2:42 PM

    youbettercallsaul says:
    Jun 2, 2017 2:21 PM
    The bigger surprise would be if some of his “supporters” could even write a complete and coherent sentence.

    ———–

    Here is a complete sentence:

    “Your point is stupid!”

    Subject and predicate and everything.

  127. dregonspengler says: Jun 2, 2017 3:00 PM

    tedmurph says:
    And a seig heil shout out to all the alt right wackos that seek to deprive him of his 1rst Amendment rights.
    —-
    By adulthood, even the least educated among us should know that neither Colin Kaepernick or anyone else has “1st Amendment rights” on his employer’s time.
    The Bill of Rights are Constitutional guarantees that apply only with regard to government sanctions, not those in the private sector.
    Go back to junior high, my friend, and this time try and stay awake.

  128. pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says: Jun 2, 2017 3:01 PM

    ilovemyravens says:
    Jun 2, 2017 2:39 PM
    #TeamKaep Signed, Army Vet

    _________________________________

    So what? Bowe Bergdahl is a vet too and look at him.

  129. mpry says: Jun 2, 2017 3:02 PM

    He’s still not signed?

    Another great day!

    Never before have I enjoyed a player not being signed like this dude.

    I’ll check back tommorrow, just to celebrate another day of him not playing football.

  130. 5starceo says: Jun 2, 2017 3:04 PM

    These words became a nation anthem in 1931. If there is one thing Kaepernick shed light on to so many people that did not know is the anthem was written by a rich slave owner. I have never been a 49er fan but I am a Kaepernick football fan. And his protest is his and his alone each individual has their own protest whether others join you or not it’s your own protest. Much respect to anyone that can stand alone in theirs beliefs no matter what anyone thinks of you it’s your life to live.

    O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
    What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming,
    Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight
    O’er the ramparts we watch’d were so gallantly streaming?
    And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
    Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there,
    O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

    On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep
    Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
    What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
    As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
    Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
    In full glory reflected now shines in the stream,
    ’Tis the star-spangled banner—O long may it wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

    And where is that band who so vauntingly swore,
    That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
    A home and a Country should leave us no more?
    Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution.
    No refuge could save the hireling and slave
    From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    O thus be it ever when freemen shall stand
    Between their lov’d home and the war’s desolation!
    Blest with vict’ry and peace may the heav’n rescued land
    Praise the power that hath made and preserv’d us a nation!
    Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
    And this be our motto – “In God is our trust,”
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

  131. dregonspengler says: Jun 2, 2017 3:07 PM

    buckyhamm says:
    This guy has only been to two NFC championships .. he sucks !

    No, the San Francisco TEAM, with its strong defense, solid running game and aggressive and fiery coach got to two NFC championships.
    The 49ers did not win the second NFC title game, thanks in great part to four Colin Kaepernick turnovers — a lost fumble and three picks, two of which were horrible throws that went straight into the arms of a defender that was standing squarely between Mr. Kaepernick and his intended receiver.

  132. excusemewhileiwhipthisoutagain says: Jun 2, 2017 3:12 PM

    I can’t see why anyone would respect Kap since he didn’t respect the things he “believes in” and purportedly wants to change enough to vote.

  133. senatorblutarsky says: Jun 2, 2017 3:12 PM

    pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says:
    Jun 2, 2017 9:41 AM

    Donald Trump is inundated with fan mail too. It happens to a lot of well-known people.
    _____________________

    I bet most of trump’s mail is negative.

  134. Trust No One says: Jun 2, 2017 3:13 PM

    He forgot to mention that every piece of fan mail was from F l o r i o…

  135. ecniner says: Jun 2, 2017 3:14 PM

    DOUBT IT BUT HE’S TRYING TO SELL IT

  136. xbam says: Jun 2, 2017 3:24 PM

    Sign him up Jerry! “America’s Team” needs a veteran back up QB!

  137. diehardfootballfan says: Jun 2, 2017 3:26 PM

    Really? Those dollies full of fan mail look like a lot of Amazon purchases and a couple of letters and some cards. Wonder how much of it is hate mail and I wonder what kind of weird stuff “fans” are sending him in those packages. Nobody has been talking about him so I guess he has the need to talk about himself and make it seem like he’s relevant.

  138. Brandon Phillips says: Jun 2, 2017 3:38 PM

    Wow, everyone really hates this guy for doing nothing but kneeling… and giving a lot of money to people in need. I just don’t understand how you can hate a humanitarian so much, no wonder why imperial capitalism is doing so well the the states.

    I think if every American took a history lesson(a real one) they wouldn’t mind him so much, they might even realize what he is talking about makes a lot of sense.

    He is just being positive and everyone is hating on him because they have brainwashed beliefs.

  139. edsales87 says: Jun 2, 2017 4:01 PM

    I was surprised Florio didn’t write this.

  140. denverscott says: Jun 2, 2017 4:05 PM

    I wonder if Kathy Griffin is going to try this strategy to save her “career “.

  141. curtj5 says: Jun 2, 2017 4:07 PM

    It just felt like the wrong place at the wrong time, what he did. I don’t hate him for it.

  142. justafanofnfl says: Jun 2, 2017 4:10 PM

    If CK had simply cut his hair, not gotten tattoos, and not made any attempts to draw attention to inequality in our country he would probably be on a team. Heck, it’s likely he could have committed far worse offenses and still be on a team. He did not play himself out of the league, he kneeled his way out.

  143. fedora59 says: Jun 2, 2017 4:19 PM

    Two questions:

    1. Who writes letters anymore?
    2. How do all these letter writers know CK’s address?

    I smell BS on this.

  144. nyneal says: Jun 2, 2017 4:19 PM

    metitometin says:
    Jun 2, 2017 10:12 AM
    Anyone who stands up to the nut job in the White House is okay in my book. RESIST.

    _________________________________________

    No one told you O’Bama isn’t President anymore?

  145. nyneal says: Jun 2, 2017 4:25 PM

    harrisonhits2 says:
    Jun 2, 2017 10:37 AM
    Comrade Trump gets lots of fan mail from his buddies in Russia

    _____________________________________

    Patching up our relationship with Russia is about 50 years too late. We should have done that a long time ago because the real enemies of this country are China and North Korea.
    And O’Bama got his fan mail from the likes of Reverend Farrakahn, Reverend Al Sharpton, and Reverend Jesse Jackson, the three amigos of racism.

  146. fiddlinred says: Jun 2, 2017 4:38 PM

    Why do you haters even read these articles, then post about how much it bothers you? Sad

  147. fiddlinred says: Jun 2, 2017 4:47 PM

    Thats MINISTER Farrakhan.

  148. dregonspengler says: Jun 2, 2017 4:51 PM

    fiddlinred says:
    Why do you haters even read these articles, then post about how much it bothers you? Sad

    Why do you even read the posts, then post about how much THEY bother YOU? Sad.
    Here’s a “definition of the day” bonus nugget for you: Hater — A lame, long-ago played-out pop-culture term which never had any significant meaning; an insult most often favored by junior high girls and the uneducated.

  149. allseeingone says: Jun 2, 2017 5:11 PM

    Most of the letters are from Kathy Griffin.

  150. fiddlinred says: Jun 2, 2017 5:13 PM

    Yeah that right there. Where does that hatred come from?

  151. redandgoldhitman52 says: Jun 2, 2017 6:46 PM

    Justafanofnfl
    Watch his last three seasons. He’s gotten worse every year. Hes an awful qb. Hes the worsr qb in the nfl. Hes a rb pretending to be a qb. forget about the lame kneel down, his poor embarrassing qb skills played him out of the league. Played like crap for two years then gets benched for gabbert, then comes back next year and averages around 15 points a game and loses ten games in a row for a 1-11 rec. His worst year yet. Three years of awful play will get anyone kicked out of the NFL.

  152. drs12522 says: Jun 2, 2017 6:55 PM

    What Kaepernick’s media agent doesn’t say is how many of those purchasers were football fans. I watched all of SFs games & a ton of those so-called fans were well-disguised as empty seats. The Dallas & NE SF home games were more like home games for the visitors. Kaepernick completed one pass for five yards in snowy Chicago. By my count, in 121 3rd & 4th down pass plays, he completed 28 passes for first downs (also 11 rushing first downs) & was sacked 20 times. Any pass by Kaepernick over 10 yards is an adventure. In its last 20 games, SF has only beaten the Rams (3 times). The NFC Championship years are long gone.

  153. bleedingfacemask says: Jun 3, 2017 1:01 AM

    It’s not really fair to include mail addressed to “…or current resident.”

  154. taintedsaints2009 says: Jun 3, 2017 11:53 PM

    Hope all that fan mail included cash, because he isn’t making any this year.

  155. kmartin173 says: Jun 8, 2017 3:40 PM

    So he says he’s “inundated” with fan mail. Must be true.

    I’m going to guess the ration is at least 10:1 in hate mail vs. fan mail.

  156. aj66shanghai says: Jun 9, 2017 6:11 AM

    JayZee says:
    Jun 2, 2017 11:10 AM
    @ jaysayz First, it’s spelled “defense” and…

    _____________________________________________

    You know that English was actually invented in England, not America right? And the NFL has many fans in UK, Canada, AUS and NZ who all spell it “defence?” Don’t you just look like a moron right about now? (Yes, yes you do)

    Look at all the snowflakes, crying and whining because the bad man didn’t properly revere a colorful piece of cloth. Keep crying, snowflakes!

  157. FinFan68 says: Jun 9, 2017 11:40 AM

    aj66shanghai says:
    Jun 9, 2017 6:11 AM

    Look at all the snowflakes, crying and whining because the bad man didn’t properly revere a colorful piece of cloth. Keep crying, snowflakes!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Maybe you could explain this to me…why do (mostly) liberals say the American flag is just a piece of cloth and thus has no meaning but the confederate flag is a symbol of racism and it should be decried whenever seen on display?

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