Weight at 230, Colin Kaepernick waits for chance to play

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Week One has served as a reminder that bad quarterbacks are hard to find. A not-so-bad quarterback is hiding in plain sight.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Kaepernick’s weight currently sits at 230 pounds. That’s where he was in 2013. He also has been working out five days per week, waiting for a chance to play.

Since becoming a a free agent in March, Kaepernick has received a total of no offers. He nevertheless wants to play, and he will continue to wait. (And wait. And wait, perhaps.)

Plenty of people have suggested that Kaepernick should speak out to prove that he wants to play. Kaepernick’s concern, I’m told, is that anything he says can (and will) be cited as further evidence that he’ll be a distraction.

Really, why should he have to say anything? Did Jay Cutler — who said he was retired — have to say he wanted to return in oder to get a chance to return? As to every other quarterback who has been signed since March, have they had to come out and say “I want to play”? Or was it implied?

For Kaepernick, it should be implied. Whether he gets any express offers remains to be seen.

Meanwhile, Scott Tolzien has a job.

99 responses to “Weight at 230, Colin Kaepernick waits for chance to play

  1. Keep waiting bro. You STINK at playing qb! Your baggage is just extra that Teams and FANS DONT WANT!
    Hey where is the out cry for Tebow? Anyone? didnt think so …
    Crapernick is OUT!

  2. OK, so a team signs him. Think of what will happen to that team if it happens. A large chunk of fans will not want him there. I’m tired of all these idiots pretending that the fans don’t matter. They are the fuel of the league. Careful what you wish for, PFT. Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

  3. I’m on Kap’s side in terms of “he has enough talent to be on a roster”. But when high profile commentators on the sport have questioned your dedication to the sport for the last 6 months, dude, just help yourself. Say you wanna play. Talk football with somebody in a public setting. It’s getting too hard to defend Kap when he won’t even defend himself.

  4. Well, If you believe ray ray he was about to get a job until his GF blew it for him.

    Maybe, just maybe he should have her dial it back a notch from insulting the guys he is trying to get hired by.

  5. His skill and talent are not worth the drama he brings to a team. Not that complicated. Happened to Tebow… except then nobody cared because no one can use the race card on him.

  6. See, if you were beating the drum for Robert Griffin equally, there would be something here.

    As it stands, you appear to be just a fan of the motivation behind the protest than the player himself.

    Or is it IMPLIED Griffin doesn’t want to play?

  7. I actually met Colin (nice guy) and he blames it on racist owners.
    he is incorrect, he is unemployed because of his stance against the flag.
    OWNERS are not obligated to employ anyone that they do not want, it works both ways.
    he had his stance, the owner have their stance.
    You reap what you sow……………..

  8. He does realize that if by chance he does get signed, he’ll have to say something? Whatever he wants to avoid answering now will just be asked when he gets signed. You don’t think an owner would like some kind of an idea about Kaepernick will handle media?

  9. Castro shirt while complaining of oppression in this country, pig socks and calling the police a runaway slave patrol.
    What team needs the headaches with someone who really believes this stuff?

  10. So, what’s Thad Lewis, Ryan Nassib, and Matt McGloin weigh? Did you talk to their former QB coaches lately?

  11. Alt-Left Antifa terrorists are looking to sign a new rock and bottle thrower after Portland police arrested theirs today. No kneeling for the flag required by those lunatics.

  12. Pffffftttt.

    If he doesn’t want to cause an issue with NFL fans then he should have been speaking with CFL teams.

    Kaep seems to think that some team is going to feel so pressured to sign him that they will risk alienating 90% of their fans.

    Sorry Colon but NFL owners are billionaires and did not get that way by making stupid business decisions. Well maybe Snyder did, but that is the exception and not the rule.

    If he wants a shot at the NFL he is going to have to ditch the gf, get a haircut, and go on a mea culpa tour of epic proportions.

  13. I love how Kapernick backers are saying owners are racist because they don’t sign him. Most idiotic statement ever! Look at any NFL roster and see how many African-Americans are on there, then try and tell me there are race issues with the NFL.

  14. Scott Tolzien has a job because his cap hit is two million.

    Was Kaep willing at anytime to take a backup-only position at such a low salary?

    If no, then you should not be surprised why there are so few teams asking for his service.

    Why didn’t Seattle hire him when they interested? They only have less than three million in cap space, that’s why.

  15. Why is it so hard for people to understand that the fan backlash isn’t worth what is realistically a minimal upgrade at QB? This isn’t a perennial pro bowler here.. he’s MAYBE a middle of the road QB.. and quite possibly a Scott Tolzien-esque bottom feeder. Is that minimal upgrade worth the effect on the fan base AND the media circus? Apparently 32 owners think not.

  16. So colin the coward is willing to be a distraction by kneeling but unwilling to be a distraction by talking.

    Can anybody protest anything properly anymore?

  17. “kenberthiaume says:
    September 10, 2017 at 8:00 pm
    Why would he want to play for such a racist institution in such a racist country.”
    THAT is a great point!!!

  18. FYI, for all the Kaepernick detractors: he has already grossed more in his profession at age 29 than 99% of the commenters on here with their $40,000 a year jobs (less in a lot of cases) EVER will. This man WILL play again in the NFL and his signing bonus will be more than what you’ll be able to save for your kids’ college fund in 18 years. So get over it! Truth hurts doesn’t it?

  19. Isn’t it funny that Florio talks about Jay Cutler getting one chance and forgetting Kaepernick had TWO chances with the Seahawks AND Ravens.

    His girlfriend on twitter attacked Ravens owner Biscotti and Ray Lewis, while the process was ongoing, with a picture depicting racial subservience of Samuel L. Jackson character and brutal plantation owner Leo DiCaprio.

    Jay Cutler is an NFL QB, with NFL QB, traditional offense traits.

    Kaepernick got MORE looks then this guy, and maybe he would of been in the running, had he not stoked Cuban ire by supporting Fidel Castro.

  20. castropigsocks says:

    Castro shirt while complaining of oppression in this country, pig socks and calling the police a runaway slave patrol.
    ================================================

    If you notice, all the SJW Kaepernick supporters posing as sportswriters don’t touch that with a 10 foot pole. They speak of nothing except for his kneeling and hope everyone forgets about the rest.

  21. Maybe all the celebrities that support him on Twitter will support him for the rest of his life, because his big paycheck days are long gone.

    People watch football to escape reality for three hours. They don’t want somebody’s activism or political beliefs pushed in their face whether they agree with it or not.

  22. I think the Patriots should sign him. II know he will fit our system. Brady is pretty much done. Time to rebuild.

  23. Wisconsin77, you might want to ask yourself, “why would I ever care about another man having a ‘big paycheck day'”. Haterism AT ITS’ FINEST!

  24. Sick of reading about this, but anyone who denies that Kaepernick is at least a serviceable QB is a fool, in my opinion. That said, I don’t believe the biggest thing working against him has anything to do with race, religion, creed, etc.– it’s a business decision, pure and simple. Thanks to the folks that piled on the overly-simplified PC bandwagon (including the Mothership and main stream media), he’ll bring with him a Tebow-esque circus that isn’t worth the trouble for a backup QB (or even eventual starter).

    For all the protests by the look-at-me types, feigned outrage on sports radio and online, just keep in mind you’re not doing him any good. It’s unfortunate, but he (perhaps unknowingly) brought this all upon himself, and the media is all too happy to pile on and give themselves a pat on the back. I doubt this trend is going to change. But take a look at Scott Tolzien and tell me he doesn’t deserve at least a tryout.

  25. Mike, he had his opportunity to learn to play the position of NFL quarterback. Either he couldn’t or wouldn’t do it. Next man up.

  26. briang123 says:
    September 10, 2017 at 8:14 pm
    RG3’s career is over because he’s a conservative.

    ___________________

    Heard the guy still has leftover Mitt Romney 2012 bumper stickers if you’re in the market. Best football player I’ve seen since Ronal Reagan played “The Gipper.”

  27. raiderej says:
    September 10, 2017 at 8:08 pm
    FYI, for all the Kaepernick detractors: he has already grossed more in his profession at age 29 than 99% of the commenters on here with their $40,000 a year jobs (less in a lot of cases) EVER will. This man WILL play again in the NFL and his signing bonus will be more than what you’ll be able to save for your kids’ college fund in 18 years. So get over it! Truth hurts doesn’t it?

    _______________________

    So… the struggle isn’t real?
    Sheesh, you could of just told me I was wrong, no need to socio-economically humiliate me with all this evidence that Kaep is full of… it.

  28. Just another article about a former player that no team wants to redesign their entire offense for when every Defensive Coach in the league has figured out how to stop the read option.
    He just isn’t NFL quality

  29. In other news I heard he’s eating Cheerios again. Which is what he ate for breakfast a few years ago. So sign him up. In other news he hes also striking against Cheerios because they are all white.

  30. Funny how you keep bringing up Cutler when Seattle and Baltimore both had kaep in for a visit and decided to sign QBs that are nowhere near as good as Cutler.

  31. You know what’s bad for ratings? Crap quarterbacks play like we saw today. Kap should be a starter in this league.

  32. Every time I read comments on one of these kaep threads, I am astonished at the lack of historical context and empathy some of you have. It’s as if you don’t even have a remedial knowledge of even recent American history.

    Personally, I think it’s funny the people call people snowflakes are the ones so triggered by this. It’s so stupid. The NFL isn’t patriotic nor does it care for “the troops”. That’s all just branding. They just want you to buy camouflage jerseys.

    I really hope those of you I speak are limited. A very small vocal minority. If not then we simply live in idiocracy and trump can go ahead with his atomic bombs.

  33. Of course Kap is better than a few qb’s in the league. However as any owner or manager knows, you don’t hire a guy that just isn’t worth the aggravation. Anyone understand cost – benefit here?

  34. largentthanlife, you missed the point completely. My message is that the majority of the disdain for Kaepernick is rooted in economic envy. e.g. “how dare this young black man who has made millions of dollars to play a game, have the audacity to be socially conscious. That fact BURNS people like you to the core.

  35. I happened to be fired from a job before. It wasn’t because of my production. It wasn’t because i wasn’t showing up. In fact, I was more productive than many of my counter parts. However, I was still fired. I was fired for my attitude towards the job. I treated as a job that i could live without. Still did the job when i was there, but i didn’t give you any extra. I also didn’t talk highly of the place. Is that fair? bad workers are still there, and i’m not? well thats life.

    mr kap…. your just not economically viable to the nfl. No matter your skills compared to other workers.

  36. Ive been coaching for 33 years. Unbiased!…. when you have a QB who looks to run first (in a CTE era and a flag happy passing league) Kaepernik is not who you want.

    Stop spreading your agenda PFT or like ESPN you too will be pushed aside.

    Matter of fact why dont you guys hire him for a weekly column

  37. If Squid gets on the field, black players on opposing defenses will be tripping over each other to make him look good, so a smart G.M. would probably offer him a deal and just throw him out there cold.

  38. He’ll play again. As soon as teams lose two or three games with these pitiful QBs in the league or a couple get hurt. America has just turned into a gossipy, soap opera, hateful country but teams that lose, lose fans and money. Did you see all the empty seats at the 49ers’ game? Winning takes care of everything. So people are so racist that they can’t talk about the slaughtering of American citizens in the streets by those sworn to protect and serve? Married cops have a 40% domestic abuse rate, and that’s only the reported, not covered up incidents. Highest of any profession! Kaepernick is a humanitarian, donating time and millions to kids and other charities and gets blacklisted by a league that employs wife beaters, drug and alcohol abusers and other criminals! 70% black players but can’t support Black Americans and communities? Watch the Karma.

  39. Colin Kaepernick is part of a “protest” movement that has murdered 16 police officers over the last two years in Houston, Dallas, Louisiana, NYC and other locations.

    I know left wing terrorism is socially acceptable and generally supported by the media but average NFL viewers don’t condone shooting police officers.

    Just a thought.

  40. What’s with the suggestion that if Kap spoke out and said that he was working out regularly, in shape, and wanting to play, would somehow be scorned as a “distraction”? Cmon, that’s just silly talk. If the guy would really stand up and make some serious statements about football, leaving out the victimhood nonsense, LOTS of people would support him and cut him some slack. Remaining silent is clearly not helping, so what does he have to lose at this point?

  41. Bill O’Reilly has lost none of his broadcasting skills, (not sure what he weighs). He was fired because the negative attention from the allegations against him were too damaging to the FOX brand to offset his decades-long ratings dominance. No other network picked him up despite his #1-rated opinion/analyst skills because they do not want the negative attention focused on their news teams either. Meanwhile, Chris Cuomo has a job.

  42. The boycott threats and protests outside stadiums are why he continues to not have a job. The pig socks that PFT never mentions are why he didnt get one initially. He committed career suicide. It happens. I wish pft could move on.

  43. The only distraction would be from the hypocritical fans that don’t seem to be “leaving the stands in droves” despite players other then Kaepernick taking a knee or raising a fist. It’s all talk. If Kaep came in and helped the Colts or Texans those fans wouldn’t go anywhere. All this talk is just that, a bunch of prejudiced people that can’t see past their own nose.

  44. Relax fanboys. Nearly every team now has players refusing to stand for the anthem due to racial inequality. The Brown even showed a pregame video supporting their stance. Kap has been singled out because he was the only one with the stones to do it first. Like it or not, in this country you have the constitutional right to peacefully protest. If that bothers you, move to Mexico.

  45. footballneblog says:
    September 10, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    We don’t want him because we don’t want politics in the middle of our football game. So why do we play the anthem?

    Because we are America and for obvious reasons we defend the world from scumbags. Thought you knew. Kap defends scumbags lie Castro. Obviously, that you didn’t know. Or that doesn’t matter to you?

  46. Bill O’Reilly has lost none of his broadcasting skills, (not sure what he weighs). He was fired because the negative attention from the allegations against him were too damaging to the FOX brand to offset his decades-long ratings dominance
    ——
    Bill O’Reilly was fired for sexually harassing women, Colin Kaepernick spoke out against police injustice. If you can’t see the difference then you are part of the problem.

  47. Colin Kaepernick is part of a “protest” movement that has murdered 16 police officers over the last two years in Houston, Dallas, Louisiana, NYC and other locations.
    —-

    This is actual “fake news”. Black Lives Matters does not condone, ask, insinuate people use violence against police officers. Those cop killers are a bunch of wack jobs in line with the Sandy Hook gunman . Those cops be killed is devastating, just like a civilian being gunned down unlawfully. It’s all terrible and only if we come together and discuss the problems that separate us will any progress be made.

  48. Colin Kaepernick over the last two and a half years is one of the worst winning (most important stat period) qb’s…ever. Forget talent, there are more Qb’s available that have won more games on worse teams than Kaepernick. Forget the fact that he is a “system Qb”, he simply has…not…won…any…games…If you want to live in 2013 where Kaepernick took a talent rich team to the super bowl (then put on a medicore performance and lost) fine, but in 2014, in 2015, in 2016 and for God’s sakes you must see it by now in 2017 he is not a good Qb. End your crusade. You have zero credibility. You are not a former professional QB, you are not a former coach, you are exactly on the same level as a person who watches a lot of football. Everyone knows Kaepernick was the starter that unseated Alex Smith, and was the Qb that took San Francisco to a super bowl.

  49. Seriously Florio….why are you so concerned? Why this player? Why are you so invested? There are plenty of players with hard luck stories and axes to grind. Why are you so desperate for Kaepernick to get signed?

  50. largentthanlife says:
    September 10, 2017 at 9:54 pm
    🎶🎶 So tired… tired of waiting… tired of waiting for you-ooh-ooh…🎶🎶

    ——————————————————–

    Way too obscure for this crowd, I think, but it’s got just the right kink…

  51. How many CFL teams has he contacted? If he’s not contacting them, then he’s not serious about wanting to play.

    He’s just not good enough to be in the NFL.

  52. raiderej, I got the point. That’s where all the sarcasm stemmed from.

    Nothing Kaepernick has done burns me to the core. I find it rather unfortunate that all of this has been more of a distraction from the issues he was attempting to draw attention to and if he were truly socially conscious he would have been able to use his platform more effectively by anticipating the perceptions of those he needs to reach the most. Instead he let his emotional immaturity lead his methodology and it backfired. He lacks life experience and thus wisdom. Both time and demographics are on his side however, so it needn’t be over, regardless whether he plays in the NFL again or not.

    In my opinion, it would serve him well to consult someone like KRS-1 to ‘borrow’ (for lack of a better term) his social consciousness and ability to communicate thoughts verbally. Write a speech or manifesto outlining his views and maybe ideas of what he thinks can be done. Then hold a press conference or do an interview, maybe a Charlie Rose interview including someone in law enforcement. Discuss, learn, lead by example.
    I think mainly he suffers from an image problem of his own creation and instead of making short statements to the press or wearing shirts or socks specifically for divisiveness, making a public effort toward real progress, a much more difficult prospect, would show he means what he says and is in it for the long term. That he wants to be part of the solution. Easier said than done.

  53. olin Kaepernick over the last two and a half years is one of the worst winning (most important stat period) qb’s…ever. Forget talent, there are more Qb’s available that have won more games on worse teams than Kaepernick.

    —-/-

    Name them. Name the QBs available that want to play that have won more games as starters over the previous 3 years. CK is far from perfect but he had 3 coaches in 3 years with a rapidly devolving roster. Who are the multiple QBs that have been better (those two facts aside, I’ll leave em out)?

  54. A “racist institution?” You’re talking about the NFL, right? The same NFL in which 70% of the players are black?

    A “racist country?” The same one that elected and re-elected Barack Obama?

    Facts can be your friends. Introduce yourself to them.

  55. Wisconsin77 says:
    People watch football to escape reality for three hours. They don’t want somebody’s activism or political beliefs pushed in their face whether they agree with it or not.

    For almost two decades I subscribed to NFL Sunday Ticket and watched 8 or 10 games a week. With all the crap – scandals, politics, etc, it is no longer enjoyable for me. I no longer subscribe to NFL Sunday ticket, and rarely even watch a full game.

  56. Jay Cutler is a terrible example. He only came out of retirement because Adam Gase was the Dolphins head coach. During their time in Chicago together, Cutler played noticeably better and he likes Adam Gase as a coach. And then the second reason is the Dolphins were a playoff team in 2016. So obviously, Cutler is going to a talented team with a stud wide receiver in Jarvis Landry and a stud running back in Jay Ajayi. Cutler decided he was not going to play for backup money or play on a terrible team. If he was going to keep playing, Cutler wanted the starting job on a playoff contender. Thus, Tannehill’s injury gave him the opportunity that he wanted.

  57. > It is so red, white and blue to black ball a guy for his opinion.

    If Kaep’s opinions had of resonated with the public rather than alienate them, he would have a job right now. Unfortunately, fans watch football for an escape and not to watch some guy’s controversial political stance. If I pulled this crap at my job I’d find myself on the chow line as well.

    At the end of the day, most people see Kaep not as some social justice crusader, but as an elitist hypocrite who wants to disrespect the very country that allowed him the chance to make millions of dollars playing a kid’s game in front of a legion of adoring fans. Rather than make the most of this opportunity, he chose to instead make a controversial statement on national television. His misguided political statements (such as the pig socks) have proved to be a distraction, and a distraction has never won a championship in the NFL or anywhere else.

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