Colin Kaepernick needs an agent fairly soon

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49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick recently parted ways with his agents. Per NFLPA records, he has yet to hire a replacement.

He’ll need to move fairly soon. As Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group recently pointed out, the window for opting out of his contract in San Francisco opens on March 2 and closes on March 7.

Apart from needing an agent to file the right paperwork to opt out on time (then again, former 49ers receiver Terrell Owens had an agent to file the proper paperwork and there still was a snafu), Kaepernick needs an agent to talk to other teams during the two-day window before free agency opens on March 9, because teams can’t talk directly to players during that window — even if the players are self-represented.

Of course, it may not matter for Kaepernick; there’s no indication that a land rush for his services will unfold when free agency opens, in part because some owners will view the potential fallout from embracing a player who engaged in a season-long National Anthem protest as making him radioactive, from a business standpoint.

Regardless of politics, the fact remains that NFL teams need to persuade fans to part ways with their money and time. With a certain percentage of the fan base automatically alienated by Kaepernick’s arrival, some teams will look elsewhere when the time comes to add a quarterback, regardless of his past accomplishments, his current/future potential, and the ongoing effort by plenty of teams to upgrade at the position.

33 responses to “Colin Kaepernick needs an agent fairly soon

  1. I would assume that Kaepernick and his girlfriend view Agents as oppressive and liken them to Slavemasters. Afterall, the Agent gets paid based on the contract that Kaepernick earns. Poor, poor Colin

  2. I remember one of the writers on PFT the last day or two said this year is a good time to pick up a good, solid QB with the ones that are going to be free agents. Tony Romo leads the way and several others that are MUCH better than Kapernut! He ought to make a trip to Mecca and give up on this “football stuff” once and for all. I can’t see a line forming to sign him.

  3. I know he has the option to void his contract but what are the cap implications if he does so or if the 49ers cut him? Does he have any bonus proration left?

  4. Ah, Colon Kaeperstink….the joke that just keeps on giving. Hopefully nobody will sign him and he can go over and live in the Middle East where nobody is ever oppressed.

  5. Let’s see: He’s dropped a ton of muscle, has looked terrible PLUS he’s going to be a distraction off the field. What franchise wouldn’t want that treficta? Not sure the CFL will even be calling.

  6. If he does not opt out then he doesn’t need an agent. He will need one if he is released. If he is released then he can take his time to find an agent. May be the best move he can make is to not make any move because other teams may not want to pay him the same amount or more than he is scheduled to make in 2017.

  7. If he decides to sit for the national anthem in 2017, he can do it on his couch. No team will sign him. He’s pretty toxic at this point. His left wing extremist girlfriend already left Aldon Smith for him. If she likes dating football players, she’ll move on too. After wrecking his career, she’ll do damage elsewhere.

  8. cletuspstillwaterjr says:
    Feb 21, 2017 12:01 PM
    I wonder if he is going to take a knee during O Canada?
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    Thank you for that sir ahahahah

  9. staffordisbetterthanyourteamsqb says:
    Feb 21, 2017 1:12 PM
    Here’s a good question: Why do they even play the national anthem before sporting events? What is the actual relevance? What does the sporting event have to do with the establishment of our country?
    The answer is absolutely nothing
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    Rather than call people idiots like you did earlier, you raised a good question. They started playing the anthem during WW 1 (World Series game in 1918 between the Red Sox and Cubs) and it just continued from there as part of tradition. It was a nod to Patriotism during a World War. I doubt anyone had a problem with that. I think some might today even if we were in a war.

    It has little to do with the anthem why Kaepernick won’t get signed. It’s that football dropped on his list of priorities. His body isn’t even in football shape. You could argue that SF paid for services that they never received and call him a thief. I think that’s a stretch, but I think his girlfriend has led him down a path of professional suicide.

  10. staffordisbetterthanyourteamsqb says:
    Feb 21, 2017 1:12 PM
    Here’s a good question: Why do they even play the national anthem before sporting events? What is the actual relevance? What does the sporting event have to do with the establishment of our country?
    The answer is absolutely nothing”

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    It has EVERYTHING to do with being thankful to be in the greatest country on the face of this earth!! It’s truly amazing how love of country is at an all time low while we get to enjoy the freedoms that this country affords. There needs to be a new revolution of patriotism in our country.

  11. It has EVERYTHING to do with being thankful to be in the greatest country on the face of this earth!! It’s truly amazing how love of country is at an all time low while we get to enjoy the freedoms that this country affords. There needs to be a new revolution of patriotism in our country.

    But what does being thankful to be in this country have to do with a football game? The answer is nothing at all. And you can still love being in this country just as much without hearing the national anthem before a game. Should we start playing it before concerts and before movies and before we start work every day too? Why is it just at sporting events? The whole thing makes absolutely no sense

  12. Of course it is has nothing to do with the game itself. Sort of like beer, soft drinks, hot dogs, big screen video boards and we can go on and on. It’s called a TRADITION and it is a good tradition.

    BTW, you probably aren’t old enough to remember this, but I am. TV stations didn’t used to be 24 hours a day. They would start broadcasting about 6:00 am and end at around midnight. They would start the day off with the national anthem, with a picture of a flag flying and would end the day with the same thing. No one made them do it, but the station owners thought it was a good day to start the day by playing the national anthem and showing the flag. I don’t recall anyone protesting that.

    BTW, there is no law for banks to fly a flag. Most banks do have a flagpole with a flag on it. Has nothing to do with banking, but it is nice to see.

    Patriotism is alive and well in much of America my friend!!

  13. Thanks for making my point for me. No one made the tv stations play the anthem and no one makes the banks fly the flag. They do it if they want to and people could choose to watch their station or not watch it or do business with that bank or not do business with that bank. One of the differences here is that the athletes and spectators in a sporting event are a captive audience and apparently in some people’s minds shouldn’t have the option of not participating.
    Your examples of beer and soft drinks and hot dogs are a total false equivalency because no one is expected to stand up and put their hand over their heart and eat and drink them. They can if they want to but they’re not going to be judged if they don’t.
    I personally have no problem with the anthem being played at games and you’re out of line if you’re questioning my patriotism. More than anything I just have a hard time understanding why it is that we play it at sporting events and that makes us patriots but we rarely do it at other events. That seems very odd to me

  14. staffordisbetterthanyourteamsqb says:
    Feb 21, 2017 5:50 PM
    It has EVERYTHING to do with being thankful to be in the greatest country on the face of this earth!! It’s truly amazing how love of country is at an all time low while we get to enjoy the freedoms that this country affords. There needs to be a new revolution of patriotism in our country.

    But what does being thankful to be in this country have to do with a football game? The answer is nothing at all. And you can still love being in this country just as much without hearing the national anthem before a game. Should we start playing it before concerts and before movies and before we start work every day too? Why is it just at sporting events? The whole thing makes absolutely no sense

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    This debate, while interesting, has completly gotten off the topic that matters to Kaeps future as a football player, which is football and how well he plays it. He did play it well in the past, its been less so lately, a team needs to decide if they think he will in the future. Its that simple.

  15. He has like 2 seconds of accomplishments and the kneeling baggage makes him not so desired by most teams.

  16. Most of these players don’t realize that teams don’t like controversy. It’s distracting and causes people who disagree to NOT buy their tickets and merchandise. They will put up with it as long as the player contributes, but let his skills go down, he is just refuse for the trash heap.

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