The shunning of Colin Kaepernick becomes more and more obvious

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Washington, despite recent struggles, still have a 6-6 record and a viable shot at a playoff berth. And with needs at quarterback, they’re targeting Josh Johnson and ignoring Colin Kaepernick.

Yes, Josh Johnson. The same Josh Johnson who last threw a pass in an NFL regular-season game on December 11. Of the year 2011.

“Isn’t it obvious what’s happening?” Kaepernick’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, told Mark Maske of the Washington Post.

49ers cornerback Richard Sherman, a member of the NFL Players Association’s executive committee, had more to say on the point.

“I think it’s one of those situations where, it’s disappointing, but that’s exactly the case, you know, because there’s nothing legally stopping the teams from doing it,” Sherman said in an appearance on the #PFTPM podcast. “There’s not enough public pressure, nothing that’s going to force a team to [sign him], you know? . . . Like at it first it was, ‘Colin Kaepernick’s stats weren’t good enough’ or ‘he stopped playing at a high level,’ and then you see some of the quarterbacks that they picked up and you’re like, ‘Well, you know, if you’re picking up Mark Sanchez, he’s has some up and down years.’ Colt McCoy’s the same way. They’ve had up and down years and Colin has played at a higher level than I would say any of those guys ever performed at the peak of their careers. You start to see stuff like that and it’s almost like teams are purposefully making it obvious that, like, they’re keeping him out. Unfortunately there has, to this point, been nothing that the courts or the league has done about it and that’s the disappointing part, because these good football players didn’t commit a crime, he didn’t put his hands on anybody, murder anybody, you know, do anything that’s that insanely crazy that he deserves to be banned from our football league.”

As to Washington, that becomes the most glaring problem. A week after claiming linebacker Reuben Foster on waivers after his second domestic violence arrest this year, Washington continues to shun Kaepernick. And even though Washington may have discussed Kaepernick, a league source recently told PFT that Washington president Bruce Allen has previously made it clear internally that there was and would be no interest in Kaepernick.

With a hearing coming on his collusion grievance, Washington’s refusal to even give Kaepernick a call will make it even more clear that something fishy is going on, which based on the evidence could set the stage for a finding that there was, and still is, a coordinated effort to keep Kaepernick out of the NFL.

187 responses to “The shunning of Colin Kaepernick becomes more and more obvious

  1. I dislike Kaepernick but I’d have him on my team before the likes of Hill,Foster, and Hunt.

  2. Please, get over it already. Someone who does not have an interest in playing football, is not in football shape, has not drilled in like two years, why would anyone call him? Why? He’s clearly moved on in his life, made his 42 million, can’t the media move along also? It’s not happening, not now, not ever. Enough wasted time and coverage.

  3. Those other QB don’t have a truckload of baggage that [insert franchise here] would have to deal with. Sooner or later we have to move away from collusion as the cause of Kaep’s woes and move on to what is good for business. Losing half (or more) of your customer base is not good business. End of story.

  4. Or, and hang with me here: Washington just doesnt have any interest in Kaepernick because of his lack of ability AND the fact that he polarizes the fan base.

    Both reasons are perfectly legitimate, and neither has anything to do with collusion.

  5. The problem is that the owners don’t need to collude or conspire, meaning they don’t need to talk about it among themselves. They all know it without saying it to each other. It’s crappy and wrong but it’s probably not collusion.

  6. Teams dont want the circus the media created that will come with CK. And it is an honest reason to keep him off of your team. Same thing happened to Tebow. The media can only blame themselves. No team wants the craziness that the media will make it out to be.

  7. Yes, what’s happening is obvious. Anyone who watched Kaepernick’s last season can see that his skills have tanked, and he’s just not very good.

  8. IDK. I think Kaep should be in the NFL today, but he doesn’t fit most systems. So you can just expect any team that needs a QB to go after him. You need to tailor your offense around him and it’s hard to do that in the middle of a playoff run.

  9. Can anyone confirm that he actually wants to play? If I were him, and I wanted to play, I’d be posting workout videos all over Instagram. Are there any out there???

  10. or maybe it is the same reason tebow isn’t on a team.. too much of a circus surrounds him. I personally think Kap has lost the magic he had but the distraction of his “supporters” would overtake anything on the field.

  11. He’s obviously better than most of the backups and probably at least 1/3 of the starters in the league. I think a big knock is his football shape now…..He’s not played in a season and a half.
    As far as his protests have gone, he could have done so much more towards his cause by playing the game. The kneeling during the anthem has garnered him attention true, but at the cost of possibly making more of an impact as a top tier QB in the most prestigious league in professional sports.

  12. He’s radioactive. Teams already have attendance problems, with fans ultra sensitive to players perceived as taking a dump on the American flag. Why would any team take on this bill of goods? And no, it’s not collusion. It’s 32 individual teams knowing that it’s not a good idea to make their own situations worse.

  13. I do not believe there is a coordinated effort (collusion) to keep him from playing. However, individual teams are weighing the risk/reward of bringing him on board. For some teams, there would likely be fan and law enforcement protest. Some teams could handle it, but don’t need a starting quarterback. Personally, I think he’d be worth it, if a team were still in the playoff hunt and in need of a quarterback.

  14. Florio, didd it ever dawn on you he’s a crummy quarterback? He can’t even get a job in the CFL……

  15. The Broncos didn’t want to sign him for the money he wanted, they offered a respectable 8 to 10 million a year, he wouldn’t accept it so he languished.
    He has every right to demand more than he is worth and teams have the right to not sign him.
    What’s so hard to understand?

  16. Again… it is the owners decision if he or she wants to employ him. This is a business and this particular business does not want to hire this person. This is not a court decision or a pressure decision it is a business decision. And as the owner of said business they have the right to hire who they so choose.
    If this was not the NFL and any other business that particular owner would also have the right to hire nor not hire this prospective employee. Stop looking at it as being blackballed or shunned. It is a business decision!!!

  17. It’s insulting to me as a fan of the team. That’s why I threw in the towel after they signed Sanchez How can you look at the fanbase in the face and expect us to show up. Knowing Colt MCoy is a loser to begin with. Bring in Kaepernick or Bradford to try to get the division. IT WAS STILL ATTAINABLE. Forget the racists. Look at the FOOTBALL!!! What do you expect from Jay Gruden. He gave up on RGIII. Mistake of this tenure that defines him!!!

  18. Proofreader99 says:
    December 4, 2018 at 6:36 pm
    If Sherman was an owner, would he hire any player that would anger a sizeable percentage of the team’s fans?
    +++++++++

    Of course not. Sherman went to Stanford, you know.

  19. Kap cant complete an outroute to the sideline outside of the numbers. Defenses then spy him and take away the threat to run. Then he has NOTHING in his repertoire that scares a defense. His skill set has been outed and everyone knows it.
    Let him wear his cops as pigs socks and pro-castro shirts. Let him repeat his talking points. Botton line, hes not an nfl QB.

  20. Yes, if you look at pure football talent, Kaepernick is likely better than some of the lower tier backups being signed as injury replacements now.

    However, teams can’t and don’t end their thinking there.

    Kaepernick is going to be a huge PR debacle for any team that brings him on. And most teams don’t run the only type of offense he can play well in. There is a reason he lost his starting job to Blaine Gabbert BEFORE protesting. And there’s a reason that others who protest have jobs.

    Kaepernick can no longer play at an NFL level, particularly outside of an Option based offense which very few teams run any more. This makes him not worth his baggage. Moreover, what happened when Baltimore was considering signing him makes it seem very unlikely he wants to play anyway regardless of “reports”.

    No collusion is necessary to explain current circumstances. If any of the 32 owners thought he was enough of a net positive, he’d have a job. None do.

  21. I’m no Kaepernick fan however there may be some validity to the point they’re making. To those who are about ready to flame me, riddle me this: Name an available Quaterback who is available that gives Them a better chance to win?

  22. We all know Johnny Manziel wants to play again. He has told us all, and he’s showing it in his actions. What has CK done or said other than proving his desire to make money off of his supposed martyrdom with a Nike ad? Please, just one example.

  23. Sherman this isn’t your league, you just are fortunate to play in it.

    The Kaepernick crusade is just the latest in the left’s long line of failed crusades concerning the NFL. But keep being all in for the struggle.

    LOL

  24. 4 things never mentioned when bringing up Colin Kaepernick:

    1) He is currently suing the NFL owners. Would you offer a job to someone who is suing you?

    2) Is his talent worth more than his distraction? The other QBs mentioned don’t bring a media circus with them. This is a big part of why Tebow was not allowed to develop as a backup QB and is now out of the league. (Tebow is also available and has a better winning percentage, but don’t bring him up).

    3) He turned down a starting job in Denver, because it was less money than he wanted.

    4) His girlfriend accused a potential employer(Ravens) of racism.

    But hey, Richard Sherman went to Stanford so we should just trust everything he says.

  25. Take a knee against police brutality: get blackballed.

    Be a serial domestic abuser: get a paid vacation, and signed to a team immediately, even though you’re facing a several game suspension.

    Just sign the guy already, and get it over with. If he can’t play, then cut him.

  26. shagmwp says:
    December 4, 2018 at 6:55 pm
    4 things never mentioned when bringing up Colin Kaepernick:

    2) Is his talent worth more than his distraction?
    ——————–

    I can’t believe he would be any more of a distraction than signing a serial domestic abuser. At least he shouldn’t.

  27. The media trying to race bait every opportunity possible, that is what should be shunned. There is something about Kaepernick that seems very disingenuous, real football fans that remember his last couple years would understand that he does not belong in this league. He magically took up the fight of racism around the same time his career crumbled= OPPORTUNIST

  28. “Please, get over it already.”
    What does that even mean? The last time I checked, Kaep’s lawsuit was progressing, they exchanged a pile of documents during discovery and are proceeding to a full hearing. That means that this is still newsworthy.
    Do you expect PFT to ignore it?

  29. And what exactly can or should courts do about it? You can’t force somebody to employ anybody they don’t want to. Kapernick exercised his right to protest and now teams, whether individually or together, are exercising their right not to employ him. Rights only matter to liberals when it’s their own rights and they think everybody with a differing opinion should be stripped of theirs. America has gone straight to hell and liberals are the cause of it. Period.

  30. “or maybe it is the same reason tebow isn’t on a team.. too much of a circus surrounds him”

    Tebow isn’t on an NFL team, because he is an inaccurate passer. Completely different situation than Kaepernick.

  31. Oh my God Florio!! The guy hasn’t played in 2 years!!! Nobody can come off the streets after 2 years of not playing and immediately become a backup QB in the middle of a playoff hunt. Forget ALL of the other stuff for right now, he hasn’t played in 2 years. He’s not in football shape!!

  32. “Kaepernick can no longer play at an NFL level, particularly outside of an Option based offense which very few teams run any more.”

    There doesn’t seem to be much basis for this.

  33. Picture this if Kap is signed by Washington.
    He is roundly booed upon entering the game by about half 9f the pissed of fanbase.
    His play is not good and the boos and jeers get louder each set of downs.
    They end up losing and his play was a contributing factor.
    The papers and national sports media pile on all week.
    Now they have to trot him out again the next week ?
    And if the same happens what then ?
    They could get the same abysmal performance and scenario from a QB that isn’t toxic and not piss off anybody because nobody expects much from a Sanchez or a Johnson.
    Don’t you think an ownership has considered this ?

  34. Imagine that. Our entitled society thinks their favorite activist deserves a job, just because he’s an activist.

  35. The shunning of Colin Kaepernick becomes more and more obvious that he is not an NFL QB.

    There, I fixed it for you.

  36. Kaepernick has somehow made a fortune being unemployed…that’s gotta be a first! …and certainly not a good look for an SJW…True SJWs like MLKjr, mother teresa, and ghandi…didn’t become rich fighting for other peoples rights…Kap is such a fraud!!!

  37. disgraceful
    rich billionaires, they can sure be disgusting
    racism is ripe in America
    shame to all

  38. Kaepernick
    Is
    NOT
    GOOD!!!! Jesus… you are supposed to be a professional football “guy” yet you refuse to admit the obvious.
    CK has ZERO ability to read a defense…. he stares down his primary receiver (often getting them lit up when he tries to force the pass), and after a year, teames adjusted to his running…. His deep ball looks like a peyton manning duck but with zero accuracy and his short throws are all 100MPH.
    Look at his stats his last year, compare them to Tebows stats his last year in Denver and tell me why You (mike florio) have never shed a tear for Tebow not getting another job.
    Hell, it was this very site that drones on about Tebow not being worth the circus he would bring to a team but Kaep is somehow Joe Thiesman now????
    Get real, he is out of the league cause hes not a good QB

  39. It’s obvious what’s happening here. The NFL knows that Kaepernick can still play — not only play, but play fantastic. If he rejoins the league his team will go undefeated, and inevitably he’ll be the Super Bowl MVP. And the next year, his team will again go undefeated and win the Super Bowl again.

    And frankly that will just get monotonous and boring. There’s no way “any team has a chance” so long as ol’ Kap is at quarterback.

    It’s selfish, maybe, but the NFL ownership group has this all figured out.

  40. Rex Grossman played in a Super Bowl once, too. Why isn’t he getting a call? There must be some nefarious plot to blackball him!

    Or, maybe they both just suck!

  41. I suppose this debate could only exist in the sports arena because philosophically, academically, and historically it’d be put to bed in five minutes. He wore pig socks…that’s not reaching out for a solution. He spat in the face of all cops, not just the bad ones, but the great ones. He spat on our flag…not just the parts of our country that are tough to fix, but he knelt for all of the good within the greatest country in the world too. How about the fact that he supported a Neo-Marxist totalitarian dictator. When we talk about Colin Kaepernick we are talking about a supporter of principles that our country’s “Greatest Generation” sacrificed their lives and loved ones to stop. He’s not a good person. And his principles stand opposed to a majority of our nation’s. So he wants better equality…that’s one good thing we can agree on…but he believes in fifty other inappropriate ideals that lead to dictatorships that committed things like, oh I don’t know…off the top of my head, genocide. So I guess if he is free to believe in the moral sewers and have one lofty goal then teams can have QBs that play in the sewers but adhere to fifty morally coherent ideals. Oh and by the way, his play is extremely poor. Colt McCoy > Kaep.

  42. Let’s be honest – Kaepernick has no interest in a job at this point. He’s purposely self-sabotaged himself along the way to lessen his chance of employment and maintain his aggrieved persona. Anyone that feels bad for him at this point is a sucker.

  43. unsunder says:
    December 4, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    “Kaepernick can no longer play at an NFL level, particularly outside of an Option based offense which very few teams run any more.”

    There doesn’t seem to be much basis for this.
    =====

    There’s the basis that he declined every year after NFL defenses figured out how to defend him and was so bad when forced into other schemes that he lost his starting job to Blaine Gabbert BEFORE he started kneeling.

    Kaepernick’s defenders are pretending he’s still good because it’s beneficial to their political narrative. In pure football terms, he’s a lower to mid tier backup at best, and no one wants him for that due to bad scheme fit and PR baggage.

  44. If there was a net gain for a club by signing Kaepernick, he’d already be on a team. NFL owners by nature are so hungry for W’s, they would sign the devil incarnate if they thought he would help them win.

  45. 585crownedking says:
    December 4, 2018 at 6:43 pm
    “Washington is and always will be a joke of an organization …”

    adding qualifier: “… as long as Daniel Snyder remains as owner.”

  46. Also, the shunning of christian ponder, branden weedon, johnny manzie, RG3 it all seems unfair and egregious….too, none of the aforementioned rec’d a nike ad campaign, or gq award…poor colin.

  47. Please, someone sign him. If for nothing else, to see if he’s better than the 3 wins and 16 losses he engineered over his last two years as a starter. Or if he’s better than the 28-30 record over his five years as a starter. His first two years, he was spectacular. His third year was average. His fourth and fifth years were atrocious… is that because his team degraded around him, or because the rest of the league caught up to him? Let’s find out once and for all.

  48. Javing the same mi diet is not collusion, fans dont want him, it’s a fan business, so no go. Ask Kareem Hunt how that’s going. Fans turn you’re done.

  49. What?? No market exists for a QB who hasn’t played in 3 years, who rode the bench in his last year AND who declined a $12M option as a backup???

    That is NOT shocking.

  50. Richard Sherman please take a long look in the mirror. Public pressure you say? How about the players not showing up for a game? But you Richard Sherman. You signed with the team that let both Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid go. You are the problem.

  51. He is already playing for Team Nike where he doesn’t have to practice,learn to read defence or get hit while still getting paid.

  52. McCoy, Sanchez, & Johnson all have like 60 passes thrown combined since 2016. Kaep I think had more in the final 2 games of that season. Washington, their idiot owner/president, and outrageous fans all know he’s a better option. The other owners should be forcing him on Snyder

  53. What is obvious is a bunch of people seem to believe Kaepernick is actually good enough to start in the NFL. The ‘shunning” is as much about his on field performance as what he has been doing off. Kaepernick just isnt.a very good passer and the gimmick stuff doesn’t work very well.

  54. My high school girlfriend was very pretty, a cheerleader. However, I wouldn’t date or marry her now because she was batcrap crazy. But we had one great senior year.

    Is that collusion? Can she sue me because I don’t think fooling around in an ’84 Bronco is so great anymore?

  55. saltineamerican says:
    December 4, 2018 at 6:48 pm
    To those who are about ready to flame me, riddle me this: Name an available Quaterback who is available that gives Them a better chance to win?

    Matt Moore. There you go.

  56. It’s how it works……if you don’t give someone what they think you owe them then THEY turn it into a racial thing so people will cave in. Not this time. Sherman you are blessed more than most people of ANY color and still you run your mouth. NO ONE owes him or you a thing…..work for it like everyone else. He is just not a good player. He’s a ‘me’ player… he had EVERYTHING handed to him by his rich parents yet he continues to whine. In a short time he will be forgotten as it should be. BESIDES ALL you guys running your mouth about inequality…..what do you do on your time off? Are you going to the neighborhoods to help out? Donating your time and money on YOUR time? No….you’re not.

  57. Florio you were/are a lawyer and you know more than anyone, it isnt what is said or thought, its what you can prove. There is NO proof the owners colluded to not bring Kaepernick in, what you and the other social justice warriors need to realize is that social media outcry and anger doesnt mean proof.

  58. ……because who wants to bring all that baggage into their business? And it’s not like that baggage is in the past. It’s currently active. I think that’s what scares teams off Kaepernick. You just don’t know what the heck is going to happen in addition to what you get on the field. I understand that. So should he. He makes choices every day, and choices have consequences. Look, the average Joe makes waves that hurt his employer and he loses his job. Nobody cares. As a matter of fact, a lot of people will actively campaign for him to lose his job. It’s a Millenial thing. It’s expected. Why should Kaepernick be any different?

  59. You’re a lawyer Mike, show us where the law gives anyone the right to work at any company. Rights without responsibilities makes no sense.

  60. Kaepernick and his girlfriend/fiancé/wife are paying for their decisions. It’s called being an adult.

    Wasn’t Baltimore going to bring Kaepernick in until his girlfriend went crazy and bashed Baltimore’s owner?

  61. Hey, remember when Ron Jaworski said Kaepernick was going to wind up the Greatest Of All Time? Hahaha! That was a hoot. Anybody know what Jaws is doing these days? Man, I just can’t stop laughing at that memory….

  62. Shunning? There’s no shunning going on. Teams just don’t like Kaepernick’s politics and they have to do what they think is best to project the image they want to project for their franchises and Kaepernick doesn’t align with that. It’s nothing personal.

  63. ladymacesq says:
    December 4, 2018 at 7:40 pm
    saltineamerican says:
    December 4, 2018 at 6:48 pm
    To those who are about ready to flame me, riddle me this: Name an available Quaterback who is available that gives Them a better chance to win?

    Matt Moore. There you go.

    ——————————————————

    Lol!!!!! Matt Moore??? Surely you jest.

  64. Maybe follow Josh Johnson’s example and get in with the AAF (or next year’s XFL) and stay on the football radar…instead of the protest radar.

  65. If you look at the stats Kaepernick is not leaps and bounds better than what is available. He barely broke 61% completion and Sanchez is not that far off. If anything, Sanchez is more of the pocket passer, and Washington probably wants to avoid RG3 redux.

  66. Ok. Hold a raffle🎟,ask Kaeppy how much he wants a year…20-25-30 million?? Make whatever team loses(wins) the raffle to have him on their team as a backup or 3rd string QB and allow for a roster exemption. There, prolem solved.

  67. No individual has destroyed more value in the NFL than Kaepernick, that is a fact. The value of the franchises is $5-$10 billion less than if Kaepernick had stood for the anthem. Show me anyone that has even done 1% of the damage of Kaepernick. No need to collide when Typhoid Mary is a free agent

  68. No matter how much you want to put your own politics, and how YOU treat people you disagree with, this is how any conversation about him goes

    FO Guy “what about Kapernick”
    OC “He can’t run our offense, or read a defense, and I’m not running an option offense”
    FO guy “OK, I’ll see what else is out there”

    You don’t sign a backup QB that requires you to change your offense completely. End of story

  69. It’s funny how two years later kap still has valet parking in majority of the people’s heads here. Do you realize some of your friends co workers and bosses think just like him? Your go to is “he isn’t good enough” “he was 1-10” “Blaine gabbert”. Which one is it? You love this “free country” so much that you think a guy shouldn’t be able to have his own opinion , protest peacefully because he kneeled during the anthem? To a flag you didn’t even and will never actually represent? I hope you all get shunned for your jobs the way he is.

  70. There’s nothing at all wrong with shunning him. Collusion is illegal, but an individual team is perfectly within it’s rights to not bring on a player that will cause a mass boycott of it’s fans.

  71. On paper, to people outside the organization, he looks like a great option, but he’s been out of football for two years. At his best, before the league had plenty of tape on him, he was an above average QB. Once his play was analyzed and he was asked to perform in a more structured offense he showed little ability to do so (save me the garbage time stats). Sanchez, for al his flaws, knows their system. This is the NFL not the schoolyard. You can’t bring a guy in off the street and hand him the ball, “Ok, kid, go win this one for us!”

    But the real reason Kap stays in the headlines is that he is a polarizing figure. Nobody has a “meh” take on him. That’s why you get story after story after story. Because the writers know that he is polarizing and that people are going to log in to fight about him. It’s dollars and cents and clicks. Sportswriting is no different than any other media organization trying to sell ads to keep the lights on. If it bleeds, it leads. And everybody takes the bait.

  72. pauldeba says:
    December 4, 2018 at 8:10 pm
    No individual has destroyed more value in the NFL than Kaepernick, that is a fact. The value of the franchises is $5-$10 billion less than if Kaepernick had stood for the anthem. Show me anyone that has even done 1% of the damage of Kaepernick. No need to collide when Typhoid Mary is a free agent

    —————

    You know nothing of this business. Controversy sells. Always has and always will. Stop being such a diva and inserting your feelings. Kaep would bring in more viewers than Sanchez and would light up ratings. Controversy has always sold more than good play in sports.

  73. And, the “shunning” of Tebow? Both have been out of the league for nearly 2 years – do you think either would have any chance to succeed? Nah………………………

  74. “Because a large portion of our fan base will be pissed” is a perfectly acceptable reason to not sign a guy. Why is that so hard to understand?

  75. Like Trump says, Any publicity is good publicity. As long as the NFL ignores Kap, collusion is more obvious and easier to prove. I agree with Florio, Kap is getting closer to having a case against the NFL. Posters emotions about the flag has zero to do with with court case.

  76. No Mike, with every passing month….Kap’s argument for being shunned grows weaker and weaker…..not stronger. This is a sport where once you leave, for whatever reason, the game truly passes you by. He did little, over the past couple years to indicate he was seriously interested in playing again. He used that off ramp to make a stand on a social issue that he had strong feelings about and tried to parlay it into an argument for collusion against the league. The kneeling wasn’t enough.

  77. I understand that ck may not be in shape…he may not have been the greatest qb…and he may bring in a circus. However would it kill a team to give him a workout? Say what u will about his bad play but the nfl was still putting him in commercials till he took a knee. As far as pissing half of your fanbase off thats more of an indictment of nfl than ck. When people that beat women and possibly rape women can play in the league but a man that took a knee cant…..whats that say about the fans of the nfl?

  78. I’m a die-hard follower of the NFL. I have played in multiple serious fantasy leagues for years. I have never heard of Josh Johnson. He hasn’t played in 7 years. You might not like Kaepernick but this is collusion. I think Kaepernick’s skills have diminished without a doubt. It took coordinators one off season to solve his game. That said, outside of Cutler, he has to be the best QB available.

  79. The vast majority of NFL owners are good old boy billionaires. They’re really good guys. Most grew up a while ago and got used to things being the way they are, I mean were. Certain people knew their places. Everyone is going to say all the right thing in public, but most of them weren’t bothered by the videos that started Kaepernick’s protest. Remember those videos of white officers killing innocent black folks? The only thing that bothered most of the owners is the fact that Kaepernick was reminding us of something that seemed to be being swept under the rug. The problem was that for all these years, there was never any video evidence of that kind of behavior. It was his word against theirs. He said, she said. This was a horrible thing for Kaepernick to put in the faces of everyone who had always said the playing fields were level. That there wasn’t any white advantage. That we worked hard for what we got in life. How dare Kaepernick to remind us. Kaepernick on TV every Sunday is just another reminder. We don’t need him on TV, even if he has won championships and led a team to the super bowl. But these owners are good guys. They wouldn’t have guilty consciences if they weren’t. They’re just enjoying every minute of their white privilege, and hoping to keep it going for generations to come. But they’re really good folks. Patriots, no doubt. And they love the flag that stands for freedom and equality.

  80. Why would a team still in playoff contention sign a guy who went 1-10 in his last season in the league? Kaep stinks. You can argue that he stinks more or less than whatever scrubs Washington is considering but none of those other scrubs – and Kaep is absolutely a scrub – brings a circus to town with them when the team has to be focused on winning out.

  81. If he was actually in shape and willing to work his way back into the league proving he still could be a good QB, a team like Carolina could pursue him in an attempt to get a better backup so they can rest Cam’s shoulder which has him looking like Peyton Manning right before he retired.

    The issue is that he probably wants more money than any team is willing to pay him as a backup. If he was prove himself capable of being a starter that can add value to a franchise rather than destroy it, he could potentially get a starting role somewhere. However it’s a lot easier to just play the victim and get paid to do nothing.

  82. OK, looking forward…So Kaepernick wins his collusion case. League is fined, Kaepernick gets a good chunk of that change, and…..then what? The court won’t force the league to ”find a team that needs a quarterback and put him on it.” Teams will sign a giraffe before thinking remotely of giving Kaepernick even the slightest time of day.
    Colin, give the CFL a try. It’s the only option you have.

  83. It would be interesting to watch if he gets hired. I don’t think he’d be very good really. But it would be a game I’d watch. This is entertainment. They’re not winning a super bowl. Give him a shot eh Redskins…

  84. dolphinsaredisrespected says:
    December 4, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    He was 1-10 as a starter his last year in the league. I would would shun him too.
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    Any quarterback would have been terrible on that dumpster fire of a team. They had a lousy coach, and half the team quit.

  85. The guy was pretty good with the read option–then the league clarified that qb who feigns as if he has the ball after handing it off can get popped. After that he stunk, but his agent COLLUDED with a great deal of media to make it appear that he was a real qb. Don’t get me wrong, I think that he should have the right to apply for a job with one of the horrible clueless owners that think he was legit qb–the Giants ownership thought that Eli was a qb the past 7 years, paid him top dollar, Kap surly can fit in that type of situation.

  86. I wish Washington would sign him and play him. Let him stink up the joint and quash all the speculation that he’s getting Black Balled. It will also end the collusion case with his employment.

    Then again if he does good, we will never hear then end of this…Ever.

  87. After the train-wreck PR week they just had and Colt going down (heal fast, Alex too) it feels like getting Kap would be an easy win, and maybe something big in the standings. But it won’t happen. Will be very hard to defend picking up Josh Johnson, who last completed a pass BEFORE Peyton Manning joined the Broncos over a Kap.

  88. How has the signing of Eric Reid helped the panthers. They started off very strong, signed Reid, he’s been a distraction, has disrespected the head coach, and they’ve lost 4 straight. Teams don’t need these types of distractions.

  89. Kaepernick’s completion percentage would currently place him in the 36 position of QB’s playing so far this year. But yeah, let’s sign him. See if he is willing to take $1 million prove it deal.

  90. If Kap wanted to prove that he still has the skills to play pro football, he would have played in Canada. Other players have signed Canadian contracts that allowed them to leave for the NFL if the opportunity presented itself. Once he lit up the Canadian league, he would have a strong case for competing in the NFL. But that has never been his goal. His goal has been to bring the NFL to its knees.

  91. Same Josh Johnson who grew up in Oakland and played for Jim Harbaugh at the University of San Diego (WCC school whose football team plays in the FCS Pioneer League)?

  92. Same Josh Johnson who grew up in Oakland & played for Jim Harbaugh at WCC University of San Diego in the FCS Pioneer League? Kaepernick’s former 49ers teammate is now with the Carolina Panthers

  93. Give it up people! Kap is clearly not interested on being 100% committed to play. People need to stop fighting a battle that he is clearly not interested in.

  94. You know what they say…”racism is as American as apple pie”. It’s great when people say “Kaep sucks, he can’t play anymore, he never was good”. You know who was NEVER good not even at the college level…Mark Sanchez, Josh Johnson, and Colt McCoy. You Kaep haters need to wear arm floats in the shallow end of the pool, you guys are drowning in hate.

  95. Regardless of what’s you think of Colin’s political viewsq and stances, the reality that remains is this:

    A 31 year old QB with a record of 11-24 in his last 3 years in the league,
    and a completion rate of only 59% doesn’t scream “I can help your team”

    Throw in 2 years of mental and physical rust, from reading defenses to taking Hits.

    Kaepernick was a great player at one time, but his best season was FIVE years ago.
    The only 2 places he’s great now is in people’s memories and in Madden.

    Might want to add the CFL in to this collusion conspiracy.
    They’ll grab a Johnny Manziel, but won’t even offer a job to a hot handed, guaranteed, franchise saving QB option like Kaepernick.
    Oh Canada….

  96. So many experts on business and law here, we are truly blessed.

    Just a hint though, every business in America is expected to be an equal-opportunity employer. And the NFL is not the same as any other American business. It is antitrust-exempt (bequeathed by an act of Congress) and accepts $$$ from the Department of Defense (the government).

    I hate Colin Kaepernick, I don’t want to see his face or hear his name ever again. But I also hate seeing people offering totally inept analogies while simultaneously deriding a man for attending college. Sad, because the irony is almost certainly lost on you.

  97. This Kap nonsense has to stop. He hasn’t played in a long time and wasn’t even any good when he was playing aside from some games very early in his career when he showed promise. However, ove coaches got some tape on him, it was all downhill from there.

    So, going solely by his ability the last handful of times he saw action, why would anyone want him????

    THis much is certain, NOBODY is OWED a job in the NFL.

    There are only about 16 men on the entire planet good enough to be a starting QB in the NFL, even though we have 32 teams. Kap simply can’t make the cut, along with countless other millions who would love the job. He needs to hang it up, like countless others who had to deal with the realization they were not good enough.

    Also, comparing Kap to ANYONE else who is currently on a team as a QB is pointless, as the opinions of COACHES and OC’s are the ONLY ones that actually matter.

    The man made enough money in his brief career, along with his current Nike deal, that he never has to work again. He should be THANKFUL for that and begin his search for something else, AWAY from football, to occupy his time.

    Drew Bledsoe has made an exceptional second career as a vintner and countless others have also found profitable and enjoyable things to do with their lives after football.

    Time for Kap to join them.

  98. And if Colin really wants to show he’s worth the distraction, he’d join arena ball or CFL to show that he can put up some gawdy numbers with inferior opponents… but he’s, evidently, not willing to do that

  99. Let’s shun the guy exercising his American rights and standing up for oppressed people and let’s hire the woman beaters. Says more about us then about him.

  100. cboys4life2014 says:
    December 4, 2018 at 6:59 pm
    And what exactly can or should courts do about it? You can’t force somebody to employ anybody they don’t want to. Kapernick exercised his right to protest and now teams, whether individually or together, are exercising their right not to employ him. Rights only matter to liberals when it’s their own rights and they think everybody with a differing opinion should be stripped of theirs. America has gone straight to hell and liberals are the cause of it. Period.

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    Dude, his case isn’t saying about that he wants a job,it is saying that he has been colluded against. This is against NFL Rules.

    So, now we determined that he doesn’t want the courts to force a team to sign him, this is what he wants…..
    Money.

    And, yes the courts can order the NFL to pay him that money. It would be likely a hell of a lot more than he would likely earned if he’d never protested in the first place.

    You say “individually or together” If they’ve all come to the decision individually not to sign him…thats all well and good.

    From what i’ve seen all it wouldn’t take a lot to actually win the case against the nfl…it’s whether they can prove it or not….

    An owner could literally stand up and say—no, I think Colin could be an NFL QB, however we do not wish to infuriate a large amount of season ticket holders.
    As long as that decision was made with no collusion from another owner… all is good for the NFL.

  101. He couldn’t excel in a Chip Kelly offense where plays are sent in on flashcards and got benched for Blaine Gabbert…..yup Chip Kelly was in on the collusion too…

  102. Did you ever consider that playing actually diminishes Kaepernick’s brand, and that’s why we never actually hear ‘him’ lobbying for openings or showing his workout videos? Consider this: Kaepernick’s current marketing appeal is predicated on being a martyr. If he no longer can wield the Martyr Torch….he no longer can use that tool in marketing or protest.

    And what about this…..Right now, he’s living off the impression that he’s still a great QB circa 2012-13. If he actually goes out and plays and stinks up the joint, he loses more marketing appeal.

    My two cents…..Kaepernick doesn’t want to play. He benefits by appearing like he wants to play. Which is why he sits back and lets everyone do the talking for him. Not playing preserves the impression that he’s still great and keeps him marketable as a martyr.

  103. Is he worth the headache for 4 weeks??? Not like this team is playoff bound. It really is that simple, stop overthinking this… he’s not worth going through all the media, fan and political mess with a month left. You would need to bring him in in April, be the distraction then, give the fan base time to except him and by September the questions are pretty much gone and it’s back to being about football.

  104. He has been out of the league for close to 3 years. Not in football shape physically or mentally and not that good of an NFL QB his last 2 seasons. He is done as an NFL player and most of it he did to himself. Time to close the book, story is over.

  105. Peaceful protest by Kaepernick: “I’ll never watch football again!”

    Kareem Hunt/Josh Brown/Ray Rice/Joe Mixon/Greg Hardy/a bunch of other guys rough up a woman, in some cases on camera: “what time’s the game on?”

    Absolutely shameful and despicable misplacement of priorities…

  106. The owners are businessmen. Why would they hire someone who’s a pariah and destroy their fan base. There’s no collusion case here. There’s no collective concerted effort by all 32 owners to keep him from playing football. Each team is making their own choice not to bring him in. That’s not collusion.

  107. I am confused by this entire situation. Regardless of why Kap is not on a team I am not sure why he continues to have a case against the NFL from a legal standpoint. No one wants to discuss how he time in SF ended, he opted out of his contract via a player option in hopes of finding a job elsewhere. But when you opt you vs. forcing the team to cut you, you walked away. If the team cut him he could point to that incident and say see the NFL is against me. Personally I feel he is overrated and elected to begin doing something that was unpopular, regardless of the motives whether pure or publicity he now has to live with the consequences of that choice. Every leader that started a movement knew the backlash they would receive thats part of the suit he elected to dress himself in when he took this on. But it does not change the fact that he opted out and walked away from 14 + million dollars but no one reports that little nugget and who ever he has representing him has to be a croc-pot law firm because they clearly did not advise him of how much more difficult it would be to have a legal case when you sabotage yourself. But hey where has common sense ever gotten anyone?

  108. So the Redskins claim a player accused of domestic violence but refuse to give a player THAT CAN HELP THEM WIN a job because he kneeled during the national anthem??? Are our priorities a bit misplaced…what am I missing here?

  109. “Yes, Josh Johnson. The same Josh Johnson who last threw a pass in an NFL regular-season game on December 11. Of the year 2011.”

    The same Josh Johnson that worked with head coach Jay Gruden in Tampa Bay his whole rookie year in 2008 and the same Josh Johnson that worked with Jay Gruden in Cincinnati… So he’s familiar with Gruden’s playbook and terminology.

    Also the same John Johnson that has been backup quarterback on various teams trying to improve his craft and STAYING IN FOOTBALL SHAPE, instead of sitting on a couch thinking he’s entitled to a NFL job.

    But sure, let’s promote some nefarious, convoluted conspiracy theory even though the logical conclusion is actually staring right at them in their face.

  110. If the Eagles can rehabilitate Michael Vick, why not Kaepernick who has committed no crime?

    A more interesting question to me is whether Kaepernick would accept the gig. If he is a genuine advocate for social justice and critic of institutional racism, would he willfully work for the “redskins” and don a helmet adorned with what many consider to be a racist symbol?

    Walk the walk or behold the hypocrisy.

  111. How come nobody asks why Colin doesnt try to come back as a WR, TE, RB, Wildcat etc like they did for Tebow. Tebow was a really bad QB…much like CK. But so many writers and blowhards keep bringing up CK as a QB and how he is blackballed. WELL FLIPPING DUH. It was obv a year ago, maybe 2 that CK was blackballed, and fairly so. Owners can do whatever the hell they want. They want to keep a guy out of their business, so be it. When can we move on? This CK back in the NFL is now lasting longer than Farve to unretire again. So dumb

  112. He will be a distraction to already bad teams which will hire him. Imagine the drama. Bad for business. Bad for concentration.

  113. If we want to stick with the bad for business story, I can understand that and there is likely some truth to it but the other narratives do not hold true:

    1.) Denver offered to trade for him (if agreed to a paycut of $4mil ish) when he already had a $12mil base. Why would any reasonable person accept a paycut? Denver did not offer him a contract, he had one already. He did turn down their paycut offer though. Kaepernick opted out of the 2nd year of his 49ers contract (player option) – not sure why he did that. Granted SF would likely cut him and not owe him anything but he should have forced that action which would have only strengthened his claim. He completely misread his market value and made a terrible decision in my opinion.

    2.) Performance is not the issue in those QB starved markets. Many use Kaepernick’s only poor season (2015) as proof that he is a bad QB. For comparison’s sake, Kaep posted a 78.5 rating that season, which is higher than Sanchez’s Career Rating and right at McCoy’s career rating with a very small sample size (Kaep’s career rating is much better). Kaep, came back in 2016 and posted a 90.7 Rating. This placed him ahead of Philip Rivers, Eli Manning, Carson Palmer and Wentz.

    3.) He went 2-6 in 2015 and 1-10 in 2016. I won’t spend a lot of time on this one because this maybe the most ridiculous argument. The Jim Tomsula and Chip Kelly era is not marked by excellence in anyway. In fact, the 2015 offseason saw huge losses:The Niners have now lost 12 players who started at least six games last season: Borland, Willis and Smith, plus running back Frank Gore (Indianapolis Colts), left guard Mike Iupati (Arizona Cardinals), linebacker Dan Skuta (Jacksonville Jaguars), cornerbacks Chris Culliver (Washington) and Perrish Cox (Tennessee Titans), receiver Michael Crabtree (Oakland Raiders), defensive lineman Ray McDonald (cut) and offensive lineman Jonathan Martin (waived/Carolina Panthers).

    The team also traded punter Andy Lee, sending him to the Cleveland Browns on Saturday for a seventh-round pick in 2017.

    In any event any rational person can debate the bad for business argument if you don’t want to entertain collusion and I can get there. Any other narrative doesn’t fit and exposes the true heart of the issue.

  114. Kaepernick had an NFL offer from the Ravens, but his clown girlfriend posted a meme likening the team owner to a slave owner… and Kaepernick didn’t publicly denounce it or her. She single-handedly cost him his career in that moment and he chose not to upset his gf over playing in the NFL. That situation made him toxic and not worth the hassle. His career effectively ended on that day. Anyone that can’t see it needs to get off Twitter and face reality.

  115. Toxicity outweighs talent when hiring. His toxicity will negatively affect the organization more than his average talent could positively.

    Does anyone remember this guys was initially out of a starting job before he refused contract offers.

    Quit acting like the NFL is shunning a QB who has the potential to be a starter in this league. He already lost that opportunity before any of this nonsense. So bringing in a toxic backup at this point makes no sense especially when the scrap heap pile of ex-starting QBs is a mile high.

  116. You B. Crazy says:
    December 5, 2018 at 10:05 am
    Kaepernick had an NFL offer from the Ravens, but his clown girlfriend posted a meme likening the team owner to a slave owner… and Kaepernick didn’t publicly denounce it or her. She single-handedly cost him his career in that moment and he chose not to upset his gf over playing in the NFL. That situation made him toxic and not worth the hassle. His career effectively ended on that day. Anyone that can’t see it needs to get off Twitter and face reality.

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    My theory (based on the idea no one is that stupid) is that this was a deliberate act to torpedo a situation that was becomming alarming close to producing a job offer. That and several other things have to me at least had the appearance that the intention is to be someone ‘being denied a job’, and being offered one would have ruined that. Others can think what they want, but thats what I think I have been seeing.

  117. kaep is not that good… is he better than johnson? yep, but it’s not a world of difference. Also you’re allowed to not employ someone you don’t want to work with, and perhaps no one in the NFL likes him, and it’s not collusion but just a giant headache that keeps him from playing in the NFL.

  118. “1.) Denver offered to trade for him (if agreed to a paycut of $4mil ish) when he already had a $12mil base. Why would any reasonable person accept a paycut? Denver did not offer him a contract, he had one already. He did turn down their paycut offer though. Kaepernick opted out of the 2nd year of his 49ers contract (player option) – not sure why he did that. Granted SF would likely cut him and not owe him anything but he should have forced that action which would have only strengthened his claim. He completely misread his market value and made a terrible decision in my opinion.”

    I don’t think you understand basic finances. A “reasonable person” would absolutely accept a pay cut when the option is no pay at all. It happens all the time, in pro sports and in other lines of work. So how much did Kapepernick’s football skills earn him the year that Denver offered him the 10 million? And not sure why you reference a $12 base when no part of that base was guaranteed.

  119. Potatoe says:
    December 5, 2018 at 10:26 am
    You B. Crazy says:
    December 5, 2018 at 10:05 am
    Kaepernick had an NFL offer from the Ravens, but his clown girlfriend posted a meme likening the team owner to a slave owner… and Kaepernick didn’t publicly denounce it or her. She single-handedly cost him his career in that moment and he chose not to upset his gf over playing in the NFL. That situation made him toxic and not worth the hassle. His career effectively ended on that day. Anyone that can’t see it needs to get off Twitter and face reality.

    ———————
    My theory (based on the idea no one is that stupid) is that this was a deliberate act to torpedo a situation that was becomming alarming close to producing a job offer. That and several other things have to me at least had the appearance that the intention is to be someone ‘being denied a job’, and being offered one would have ruined that. Others can think what they want, but that’s what I think I have been seeing.

    While what you say is more probable than not accurate, it does blow up many memes. If CK himself admitted to what you suggest, there would still be many who would refuse to believe CK himself. Investment into a narrative is one of the most difficult things on earth to overcome.

  120. The dude tried to sue all the NFL owners. Not even sure if that is still going on. Of course no team is gonna sign him after he basically drew the line in the sand. And the media drama that will follow him wherever he goes, what a distraction for the team. Kap made his choice, and now he is paying the price. He could have done his “protesting” or awareness about police brutality,etc in so many other positive ways. But disrespecting the flag and the country and all the men and women that sacrificed their lives and there personal lives so you have the freedom to make more money than they ever will playing football, and that is the how you treat them? I say good riddance to you Kap. Oh and I’m Canadian, and i stand and pay respect to the American flag/anthem at all events that I go to that warrants it.

  121. jhoneyabhomesorg says:
    December 5, 2018 at 9:28 am
    Tebow was a really bad QB…

    ——–

    And yet he has more postseason wins than Andy Dalton, Carson Wentz, Ryan Tannehill, J.Winston, Kirk Cousins, etc…

  122. A lot of discussion here of how a player can offend a fan base. Many here are a bit naive in regard to what a polarizing player does to a locker room. No coach in the history of modern sport would suggest to their superiors that they would welcome someone who guaranteed will polarize their locker room. The suggestion that Kap is polarizing should not be viewed as judgement on the qb, it is simply FACT. It is not relevant that I weight in here on my opinion of his behavior, for this discussion, “polarizing ” characterization does not mean that his behavior is just or not, only that the locker room is a very crowded place and that many in a team locker room will agree and many will disagree with Kaepernick (polarizing by definition).

  123. Peaceful protest by Kaepernick: “I’ll never watch football again!”

    Kareem Hunt/Josh Brown/Ray Rice/Joe Mixon/Greg Hardy/a bunch of other guys rough up a woman, in some cases on camera: “what time’s the game on?”

    Absolutely shameful and despicable misplacement of priorities…
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    Mixon is the only player listed here that is still in the league…should he be??
    Hunt: Gone. Brown: Gone.
    Rice: Gone. Hardy: Gone.

    Kaepernick: Gone.

  124. sammievee says:
    December 5, 2018 at 10:31 am
    I don’t think you understand basic finances. A “reasonable person” would absolutely accept a pay cut when the option is no pay at all.

    Well, sammievee, I’ll be polite as possible in light of your ill informed logic (as I chuckle). FYI, I have a pretty strong understanding of finances considering I do it for a Fortune 10 Company. Let’s dive in to your lack of understanding of this situation.

    Kaep was “offered” a contract by the Broncos during the offseason before the 2016 season. Clearly you missed this point but he was already under contract and played for the 49ers on a $12mil base salary and actually earned $14mil that year. So he was never choosing between something and nothing. In fact in stood to make the same from the 49ers in 2016 as the Broncos were “offering” for 2016 and 2017. Here’s some basic finance for you…If he walked away from the $14mil that the 49ers paid him and went to the Broncos for $7mil per year but was cut after 1 year, he makes only $7mil instead of $14mil. I could go on and on but your superior intellect is a bit intimidating… I’ll leave you with this info from a 2016 NBCSports article…maybe they are as intellectually challenged as I am…

    The Broncos are offering Kaepernick an annual salary of $7 million for the 2016 season and the 2017 season, a source close to the situation told CSNBayArea.com on Tuesday.

    Kaepernick and the Broncos have “made progress” on a contract that would run through 2020, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Monday.

    But the finances over the first two years are not favorable for Kaepernick. Agreeing to Denver’s offer would cost the 28-year-old quarterback $12.4 million in base salary, and potentially as much as $16.2 million, over the next two years. His current contract with the 49ers pays a base salary of $11.9 million for the 2016 season and $14.5 million in 2017.

    Even if the 49ers were to release Kaepernick before April 1 of next year, the quarterback could earn up to $14.3 million in 2016 — more than the $14 million he would earn in two years with Denver.

  125. really2011 says:
    December 5, 2018 at 10:54 am
    Well, sammievee, I’ll be polite as possible in light of your ill informed logic (as I chuckle). FYI, I have a pretty strong understanding of finances considering I do it for a Fortune 10 Company. Let’s dive in to your lack of understanding of this situation.
    ___________________________________________

    But then, in the rest of your polite monologue, you STILL act as if the remainder of Kaep’s contract with the 49ers was guaranteed, while everyone who was eyeballing SF’s behavior could see he was done there, one way or another.

    So Sammie’s point, which is perfectly valid, is that Kaep knew – or SHOULD have known – that declining the pay cut to go to DEN would result in his imminent unemployment. And knowing that, coupled with the fact that his production was clearly in decline, a reasonable person may very well take that pay cut.

    So your financial analysis doesn’t take into account the product’s market position or the dynamics that were in play at the time. But that’s OK, because I’ve been in Marketing for Fortune 100 companies for many years now. Happy to help out.

  126. For all those who are comparing kaep to those charged with domestic violence; that is exactly the point of the disagreement with Kaep…remember, the issue is between the black community and the police…the level of crime, gangs and domestic violence in the black community is dramatically higher than in the country generally…unfortunately, the result is that their contact with police and the percentage of times there can be police misconduct is increased…the underlying issue is the lack of leadership and responsibility in the community to address their own problems..and that’s why so many resent Kaeps basic premise that it’s the fault of the police…once crime, gangs and domestic violence are addressed their will be welcomed drop in police presence and any opportunity for misconduct.

  127. You’re assuming …
    a) he wants to play
    b) he’s willing to play for a cap-friendly salary

    Those are HUGE assumptions.

  128. LOL, Bravo ringheadcrusher. Problem is none of it was guaranteed, not even Denver. What we all know is that he made more in the 1 year (before he opted out) with SF than he would have made with Denver in 2 years. that’s not debatable.

    So for you and sammievee to be right you would have to know that Kaep would have made it to Year 3 of his mythical Denver contract?

    The problem is imminent unless it meant a year later wasn’t really imminent. He was either playing with SF in 2016 or Denver. By trading for him, Dnever likely would have kept him for the 1st year but no guarantees either way. So in 2016 Kaep makes $14mil in Sf or $7mil in Denver..not so tough a decision even if he had assurances of 2 yrs in Denver ($14mil).

    As it relates to product and market, maybe you didn’t see my original post but here is my statement…He completely misread his market value and made a terrible decision in my opinion.

    Also, assuming that he is as terrible a player as many assert, it is fair to assume that he wouldn’t have lasted 3 years in Denver right.

    Simple math…I can make $14mil this year with no guarantees beyond or I can agree to $7mil per year at a new company with no guarantees at all. Which marketing firm are you working for? Most of us would stay with the $14mil this year as it is at least as good as 2 years elsewhere.

    The flaw in the logic is that the paycut would have somehow guaranteed him at least 3 years in a new destination. With the fickleness of Elway at the QB position we all know better. Nothing is guaranteed right.

  129. I am not a CK fan, but it is because of his play, not his beliefs. Maybe I’ll deny you fruitful employment because of yours. Because when I look at a bunch of comments on here it seems that’s an ok thing to do.

    FYI, standing for the anthem doesn’t make you an American. But respecting beliefs is.

  130. They don’t have the cap space to sign him for what he wants to get paid. How is that anyone’s fault but CK???? HOW??? Nobody is preventing him from signed a minimum contract and proving himself…and then get something bigger. He walked away from $14 mil…that’s on him….nobody else. Stop blaming other teams for not signing him when it’s not even a possibility.

  131. I never liked the stance he took by kneeling for the Anthem, but others have been given second and third chances that have done far worse. The fact that he does not even get called in for tryouts is not right. Teams that are desperate for QB help (and there are many) should call him in for interviews and tryouts, the fact that he is not being brought in smells of collusion.

  132. For all of the folks who are screaming collusion for CK, just answer this:

    Is it collusion that’s keeping Tebow out of the NFL as well?

    Because he and CK are polar opposites in almost every way and yet the media is constantly banging the drum for CK yet not a peep for Tebow – why is that?

  133. It’s crazy to me that people think signing Kap would be a PR nightmare. You see how well Nike did when they chose to side with the right side of history and employ Kap? Factor that with placing him in a city with a high population of African Americans, and all of a sudden you have a full house at Redskins games, his jersey will be No. 1 in the NFL and you have a quarterback who’s better than Mark Sanchez. The racists could never stop Kap from being profitable.

  134. The media isn’t banging the drum for Tebow because he’s never been a good quarterback and he never possesses the tools that make up a good quarterback. It has nothing to do with religion. Kap actually proved he could play the position. Tebow was a fullback who threw the ball.

  135. Let me fix this issue right now, How can you say he is being colluded against when the ravens were going to sign him. guess baltimore didnt get the memo. and as for the racist card, what percentage of all players in the NFL are black? maybe if krap didnt have to be a starter, or get paid like one he would be on a roster. maybe if his girl didnt have to run her mouth about the ravens owner kap would have a job…

  136. youngnoizecom says:
    December 5, 2018 at 2:44 pm
    It’s crazy to me that people think signing Kap would be a PR nightmare. You see how well Nike did when they chose to side with the right side of history and employ Kap? Factor that with placing him in a city with a high population of African Americans, and all of a sudden you have a full house at Redskins games, his jersey will be No. 1 in the NFL and you have a quarterback who’s better than Mark Sanchez. The racists could never stop Kap from being profitable.

    2 5 Rate This
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    Nike’s key demographics are young people and people outside the USA.
    Those people don’t really buy NFL tickets in large numbers.

  137. TruFBFan says:
    December 5, 2018 at 12:25 pm
    I am not a CK fan, but it is because of his play, not his beliefs. Maybe I’ll deny you fruitful employment because of yours. Because when I look at a bunch of comments on here it seems that’s an ok thing to do.

    FYI, standing for the anthem doesn’t make you an American. But respecting beliefs is.

    What beliefs is Ck respecting, apart from his own, that were given to him by Nessa?

    Standing doesn’t make you an American, it makes you a proud and respectful American. Grateful that we live in a country where one doesn’t land in jail for offending 3/4 (I’m being generous, it’s higher) of the population.

  138. Thank God Jerry’s never sign him, since his organization actually mandates that its players respect America…

    TOES ON THE LINE!!

    Go Cowboys!

  139. I would say last year I would agree with this. But this year it is because he hasn’t played in two years, hasn’t practiced in two years and does not look to be in football shape. He does however, have a very good collusion case vs the NFL..

  140. Believe in something
    Even if it means sacrificing everything…until you can’t exploit that sacrifice anymore and desperately want to get back into the NFL

    Doesn’t have as nice a ring huh?

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