Colin Kaepernick not interested in CFL, despite call from Montreal Alouettes

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Colin Kaepernick has a team north of the border showing some interest, but the Canadian Football League is not where he wants to play.

The Montreal Alouettes of the CFL say they have reached out to Kaepernick’s agent but did not receive a reply. A source close to Kaepernick told PFT that Kaepernick is not interested in playing Canadian football.

Alouettes G.M. and interim head coach Kavis Reed said it hasn’t gone beyond the team making sure Kaepernick’s agent knows they have Kaepernick’s CFL rights.

“There’s been no conversation about Colin coming here,” Reed said. “It was just to let them know we had his rights and if there was anything they were interested in to get back to us. There’s been no call back from his agent . . . that’s where it stands.”

Reed told the Montreal Gazette he has no doubt Kaepernick can play.

“To me, he’s a very good player,” Reed said. “Take all the movement stuff aside. He’s a young man that we feel has a very good football IQ. He has taken a team to a championship level. The talent’s there. As a GM, you have to look at the talent. It’s incumbent on us to explore it.”

But Kaepernick wants to show he’s a very good player in the NFL, not the CFL.

73 responses to “Colin Kaepernick not interested in CFL, despite call from Montreal Alouettes

  1. But Kaepernick wants to show he’s a very good player in the NFL, not the CFL
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    Does he? and how exactly does anyone know that? His words? His actions? his unending dedication to working out and staying fit and studying film?

    Kaepernick is nothing more than a living callout in which anyone can type his or her agenda into.

  2. I have zero sympathy for this guy for not getting a job.
    A guy with half a brain would go north of the border and silence all the critics that say he’s a one read QB. Prove you’re not a distraction and you still have QB skills. If he was able to do this he would force teams to either admit they were not signing him because of the protest or give him an opportunity to compete.

    But,there’s one big problem. Kaep has shown by using the national anthem as his platform for protest that he doesn’t possess that half a brain….

    Keep standing in the unemployment line.

  3. The “politically correct” thing to do would be to at least return the phone call and politely decline, maybe even say thanks for thinking about me and the kind words.

  4. This GM has led his team to a 3-10 record, which doesn’t say much about his ability to spot talent. I dont see Kap as being successful in the CFL. Sure his mobility is a plus, but with the wider field and extra receiver, taking off if your primary target isnt open is even less likely to be successful than in the NFL.

  5. Us fans are just getting started. The NFL crossed the line and you in the media are about to witness a real movement. Show some respect for the country that afforded you the opportunity to play a game for millions. Just because you say you are not being disrespectful doesn’t make it so. You don’t get to tell other people how to feel, period.

  6. As another poster said he’s not a starting caliber QB in this league anymore. There have been many QB’s over the years that were good but weren’t the right fit and such for a team and HC to take on. For the cost he’s way to expensive as a back up for any team in the league and if he wants a chance to start the CFL will likely be his only option. If he wants to hold a clipboard he should stay quiet like he has and realize he’ll be lucky to get the Vet min from a team.

  7. Objectively looking at his stats, he’s obviously one of the top 25 QB’s on the planet. That definitely doesn’t mean he’s a great QB or even worthy of a starting position, because a lot of other factors go into that for NFL teams (stability, leadership, risk of future PR catastrophes, etc). But it’s obvious he has no reason to settle for the CFL.

    I personally think a large part of it is that Kaep needs to decide if he will be a football player at all in the future. He doesn’t necessarily have to be and I have to imagine him and his agent have discussed that and he hasn’t decided.

    Love him or hate him, he’s brought attention to his causes and has made a lot of people take their heads out of the sand. A lot. Further, it’s identified those that are completely unwilling to ever take their head out of the sand under any circumstances. Which is fine, they can continue to high five eachother on internet message boards while the rest of society adapts and comes closer together. Downvote this comment to your heart’s delight, but realize the country is moving on without you.

  8. It’s all well and good that he wants to play in the NFL. Heck, every player in the CFL would rather play in the NFL.

    The cold reality is, he’s not going to get another chance in the NFL unless he can show his abilities and skill set have improved.

    So he can try and showcase his talent in a smaller venue, or not show it at all.

    Oh and by the way, the clock is ticking on any comeback, the sooner he starts it, the better.

  9. drinkblatz says:
    September 28, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    He’d have a whole new anthem to kneel for and Country to piss off.

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    Sorry Canada already doesn’t like him.

  10. The movement that has taken place and the way his name is brought up on every news channel, social media, world wide…. he doesn’t have to ever a another down again! Speaking engagements, appearances, they’re coming.

  11. And if this is a true sentiment felt by Mr. Kaepernick then he has laid to rest everyone’s assumption that he can still be a starting quarterback at any level. Thank you for ending the argument CK.

  12. Just shows you that he isn’t that interested in continuing his career. He clearly has an ideal situation in which he would continue to play, and that is fine, but his ideal situation is not one that any team wants to meet, and that is why he isn’t in the NFL.

  13. Of course he has no interest, cause when he fails in the CFL he can’t blame it on his “movement

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    Of course if he DID fail there he would then take a knee when they played the O’Canadian…

  14. He opted out of his contract.

    His choice.

    He got poor advice, made a poor business decision or both.

    The baggage/distraction he brings outweighs his upside on the field.

    No more, no less.

    Carry on.

    RAIDER NATION

  15. mullman76 says:
    September 28, 2017 at 1:07 pm
    He opted out of his contract. His choice. He got poor advice, made a poor business decision or both. The baggage/distraction he brings outweighs his upside on the field. No more, no less.
    Carry on.
    RAIDER NATION
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    There’s enough truth to point to when it comes to lambasting Kaepernick without misrepresenting the facts. The option on his contract went both ways and the team wasn’t going to keep him. He opted out at the earliest date to make his impending FA known in the mistaken belief QB needy teams would beat a path to his door.
    #uninformednation
    Carry on

  16. Half the people interviewed say it is because his football skills suck, the other half claim it’s because of his protesting that he is not on an NFL team. The answer probably lies partway between his skills suck and he is a protester. If all of these NFL teams, owners, and coaches want to support his cause so bad as to allow the entire team to take a knee now, why won’t any of them give him a chance at QB? Evidently it is not only the protesting that prevents him from playing in the NFL as a good portion of the NFL supports him in that, so if it isn’t protesting, it must be skills.

  17. lol.doesnt even have the class to reply. btw he probably isnt good enough even for Montreal and the semi pro CFL.

  18. FYI there are also oppression issues in Canada as well. As received the as 2015, there was an article showing it was actually worse in some areas than it is in the US. Probably would have to kneel for Canadian anthem as well.

  19. What happened to Warren Moon was a disgrace. He went and fought to get into the NFL. Kaep has made his money on little talent….why the heck would he do anything like that. He’d fail in the CFL, then get blasted up north.

  20. He had 16 TD’s and 4 INT’s last year on one of the worst teams in the NFL. (You have the internet. Check for yourself) He could have 50 TD and 0 INTs in the CFL and still not get a sniff in the NFL.

    4:1 TD/INT ratio is actually pretty darn good. Too good to be unemployed based solely on ability. He’s a half way decent QB. Half way decent is still in the top half of the 32 starting QB’s. His unemployment has nothing to do with his ability. Not employing him is making him into a martyr.

  21. He would rather stay unemployed and leave it a mystery as to whether he should be on an NFL roster, than go play in a professional football league and prove that he’s just not good anymore.

  22. He doesn’t want to play football anymore. The proof is in the pudding people! Now can we please stop with the Kaep is being blackballed BS. He is not on a team because he doesn’t want to be!

  23. Passing ability is the biggest requirement in the CFL for a QB, so I don’t think that it would be a good fit. He is (or at least was) a great scrambler, but in the CFL, you need to be a pocket passer to succeed. This is why Tebow to the CFL never made sense either. We’ll have to see what happens with Johnny Football.

  24. patsxsaintsfan says:
    September 28, 2017 at 12:39 pm
    YOU may dislike the guy but if you seriously think he has to prove himself in the CFL you don’t know football. Dude almost won a super bowl

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    Trent Silver has a ring.. Your argument is invalid

  25. “4:1 TD/INT ratio is actually pretty darn good.”

    Nick Foles was 27:2 one year. He’s not starting anywhere either.

    Says more about the pass happy league they’re in.

  26. how much of a distraction would he be at this point? the whole season is a distraction. the problem lies in the following:
    teams with freshly drafted qbs dont want him in the way of their investment
    teams with established qbs that are a few bad games away from being pulled dont want the constant accusation of racism or quesions as to when colin goes in
    teams with stud qbs dont want/need him.
    then there is the question of what salary he wants. this seems to be a point people are dodging. can his contact demands fit into a teams salary cap number?

  27. He doesn’t WANT to play football anymore. Everyone is fighting for him to get a job but HIM. Why doesn’t anyone see this? He had opportunities to get on a team in the NFL, and he and his girlfriend deliberately sabotaged them. He hasn’t said or done anything to try to get on a team. Here the CFL offers him a job, and he immediately waives it off. He wants to be a martyr and social activist. Him not having a job keeps him and his social activities in the spotlight. If he lands a job he stops being a martyr and worse, if he sucks again everyone says “we were right, this isn’t about his stance it is about talent.” Dude so clearly does NOT want a job.

  28. patsxsaintsfan says:

    Dude almost won a super bowl
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    And then he actually did get benched for poor performance.

  29. This guy doesn’t throw the ball well enough to play in the CFL, which is a passing league. People would catch on pretty quickly that all he can do is run and they’ll adjust, just like they did in the NFL.

    Let be honest, the real reason he doesn’t want to play is because his salary would probably be like $80,000 Canadian and he doesn’t love football enough to do that.

  30. factschecker says:
    September 28, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    He had 16 TD’s and 4 INT’s last year on one of the worst teams in the NFL. (You have the internet. Check for yourself) He could have 50 TD and 0 INTs in the CFL and still not get a sniff in the NFL.
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    OK factschecker – if you’re going to use them, use all the facts. In 2013 he had 21 TD, 8 Int. In 2014 – 19TD, 10 Int. In 2015 – 6 TD, 5 Int. History shows he got progressively worse with 3:1, 2:1, then 1:1 TD/Int ratios. Lifetime is 72 TD and 30 Int or just over 2:1 ratio. 2016 may show 16 TD, 4 Int but his past says he had a couple more TD and a dozen more Int in him if he had more games. He wants an NFL job he needs to accept anything that shows he can play. Otherwise his history will speak for him.

  31. Only if Harbaugh comes and coaches him in the CFL. The 49ers have fallen off a cliff since he left, and Kaepernick was the biggest drop of them all. And that was 3 years ago now,a decade in QB development time.

  32. He won’t humble himself enough to take it. If he takes it, there won’t be any more “hire Kaep” rallies, and people wouldn’t even know what to do with themselves.

  33. drinkblatz says:
    September 28, 2017 at 12:47 pm
    He’d have a whole new anthem to kneel for and Country to piss off.
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    But Canada doesn’t have the same racist cop problems as here, so he’s good over there.

  34. The narrative was that Tim Tebow was selfish for not going to the CFL or changing to a TE. But now Kaepernick is entitled to blow off job opportunities because he’s an NFL QB and the CFL is beneath him.

  35. He is not being hired because he is a bad fit, a distraction, and an offender (causes offense, not in the criminal sense)

    Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville – 100% Can’t hire him over his Cuba love
    Baltimore – Can’t hire him over Nessa
    Seattle – The player’s politics would hurt a good QB (Wilson) (this is real and pathetic)
    SF – He does not fit the offense
    Atlanta – same offense
    KC – See Alex Smith and Kaep in SF (can’t do it)
    Philly – The backup is 14-4 / 40-12 in his last 2 seasons on that team
    Indy – Brissett is a young run/pass guy with more upside and less negative proof
    NE – Garoppolo
    Denver – He already rejected them
    Cleveland/Cincy/NY Jets/Buffalo – Bad teams and he is 4-20 in his last 24 on bad teams
    LA Rams/Tennessee/Tampa/Houston – Can’t destabilize a newish starter with polarizing Kaep
    The rest? – pick any of his fit, tweets, record, costumes, etc and they are free to say no

    I am all for protesting Trump and the minority of criminals with badges (I’d prefer it was not during the anthem, but that ship has sailed and the owners have ruled its OK), but Kaep belongs outside the NFL for lots of solid reasons.

  36. patriotsarefoolsgold says:
    September 28, 2017 at 12:52 pm
    Us fans are just getting started. The NFL crossed the line and you in the media are about to witness a real movement. Show some respect for the country that afforded you the opportunity to play a game for millions. Just because you say you are not being disrespectful doesn’t make it so. You don’t get to tell other people how to feel, period.
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    Ha! Get over yourself. You think you are more important than you really are. You and your so called movement are insignificant in the grand scheme of things.

    Your version of America is the one everyone needs to accept. Until you realize this this will be your football life.

    The coward in office is make athletes of color his new Hillary to shore up his base due to his incompetence as world leader. He does not care about you or your views, stop allowing him to play you like the simpleton you appear to be and Jesse to think for yourself instead of him thinking for your and deciding what it is you’re offended by.

  37. It’ll be interesting to see how the next few weeks play out. I’m sick of the NFL, but I grew up playing and watching and being a huge fan of football and the NFL. It takes a lot to get someone like me to move on from that. But I’m almost there. It’s been growing for a few years – the horribly poor, sometimes corrupt officiating, too many commercials, too many stupid rules, the price gouging, etc. This whole “protest” is the straw that might do me in, though. If it keeps up and keeps being such a big distraction from football, I’m just done with the NFL. If you want to protest something, that’s fine. Just don’t do it by disrespecting the national anthem. That’s it. I know lots of guys who have already written off the NFL already. I know even more who are in the same frame of mind that I’m in that if this divisive political BS doesn’t stop soon, I’ll be done as well.

  38. Why cant people just be honest with themselves? There is at least 4 teams he could easily come in and start for to help a team win. Lets stop all the politics and get back to playing football so the game can speak for itself. If a team truly wants to win and there #1 QB gets hurt. Who do you want? The unproven 2nd string backup or a guy who has been to a Super Bowl.

  39. commentawaitingdeletion says:
    September 28, 2017 at 1:21 pm
    mullman76 says:
    September 28, 2017 at 1:07 pm
    He opted out of his contract. His choice. He got poor advice, made a poor business decision or both. The baggage/distraction he brings outweighs his upside on the field. No more, no less.
    Carry on.
    RAIDER NATION
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    There’s enough truth to point to when it comes to lambasting Kaepernick without misrepresenting the facts. The option on his contract went both ways and the team wasn’t going to keep him. He opted out at the earliest date to make his impending FA known in the mistaken belief QB needy teams would beat a path to his door.
    #uninformednation
    Carry on
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    Purely conjecture. NO way of knowing what the 49ers were going to do.

  40. Yes, dude almost won a stupid bowl. Does not mean he is good. Alot of better quarterbacks never won a bowl, either. They are not crying. What does he think he can pick and choose his team in the NFL? He is,t that good! Go to the cfl, if you think you are good enough.

  41. kevinlawrencecantor says:
    September 28, 2017 at 4:10 pm
    I think people overreact to the power of playing well in the CFL. Ricky Ray never got another shot at the NFL despite dominating for almost two decades.

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    I agree,

    Moon, Flutie, Theismann, Jeff Garcia, Joe Horn, Cam Wake, Mike Vanderjagt.

    There are a few more, but not many guys really make it in the NFL after the CFL.

  42. “But Kaepernick wants to show he’s a very good player in the NFL, not the CFL”

    Then Colin needs to get out on a field with a couple of retired or out of work receivers and start showing his dedication to his craft. You would think his agent would be YouTubing, Tweeting and Instagramming the crap out this…. workouts, weightlifting, passing, running etc. He created his situation when he opted out of his contract.

  43. stipez says:
    September 28, 2017 at 3:49 pm
    In all fairness, dude has been quiet. He may have been the first but there’s no proof that he organized a movement

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    BINGO!
    Kaepernick was never ‘protesting’. Others spoke for him and said it was a protest.
    Re-read his initial comments on the first day that he was noticed sitting down.
    Very telling him about, by what he initially said versus the statement he said after speaking with other people (handlers).

  44. Of course he didnt respond. Having a team actually reach out must have been awkward for him, he is conting on them not doing that. He knows he would get tottaly exposed if he ever sees a field again. Right now he has this mythology going of a great QB that took a stand and got blackballed. A Martyr. If he gets on a field, even a CFL field he will get exposed as being the same loser he was last time he played. His whole game depends on that myth standing up. The SJW dont want to see him on a field either. All those folks that screamed for him to get benched before his protest (lets not forget how unanimous that was) and then reversed them selves saying he was a good qb after he claimed his sulking was actually a protest would be completely derailled if their shining symbol got exposed. A martyr makes for a much better symbol than a loser.

  45. LMAO! Oppressed people that won’t even leave the ‘racist’ country they hate so much when given the chance! bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

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