Colin Kaepernick: We’re waiting for 32 owners and Roger Goodell to stop running

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Colin Kaepernick said after his open workout today that he’s eager to play football, just as soon as the NFL will let him.

“I’ve been ready for three years, I’ve been denied for three years. We all know why,” Kaepernick said.

Kaepernick threw down the gauntlet toward the NFL and team owners, accusing them of being afraid to face the truth about why he’s been out of the league for three years.

“We’re waiting for the 32 owners, the 32 teams, Roger Goodell, all of them to stop running. Stop running from the truth, stop running from the people. We’re out here, we’re ready to play, we’re ready to go anywhere,” Kaepernick said.

Kaepernick thanked his fans for supporting him and said he’ll be playing in front of them just as soon as a team gives him the opportunity.

“I’ve been ready, I’m staying ready, and I’ll continue to be ready,” Kaepernick said. “We’ll be waiting to hear from Roger Goodell, the NFL, the 32 teams.”

Kaepernick has been out of the NFL since the end of the 2016 season.

187 responses to “Colin Kaepernick: We’re waiting for 32 owners and Roger Goodell to stop running

  1. Honestly, this is why he has no job.

    The truth is, he has a big head and got arrogant, failing to work at it, was benched, and he pouted.

    Millennials. It is an enormous problem in the workplace in general.

  2. Is Colin Kaepernick good enough to be an NFL QB? I dont know. Maybe. I do know if you’re a fringe player it’s not smart to insult all 32 owners when trying to make it back, if that is even what he really wants….

  3. tylawspick6 says:
    November 16, 2019 at 6:52 pm
    Honestly, this is why he has no job.

    The truth is, he has a big head and got arrogant, failing to work at it, was benched, and he pouted.

    Millennials. It is an enormous problem in the workplace in general.

    OK boomer.

  4. NFL is talked into a tryout for you and you complain and run your mouth bad mouthing the nfl and teams. What an idiot.

  5. He oozes entitlement and arrogance. For someone who averaged under 180 yards passing a game and was known more for his running than his passing and ended up losing his job at quarterback to Blaine Gabbert, what exactly does he have to be arrogant about? Nobody owes him a job and today he just gave another example of why teams have been hesitant to sign him by turning a workout into a full blown circus.

  6. I thought they had reached a settlement? Or do you sue your former employer nowadays and expect a job as well?

  7. rabbi187 says:
    November 16, 2019 at 6:53 pm
    Is Colin Kaepernick good enough to be an NFL QB? I dont know. Maybe. I do know if you’re a fringe player it’s not smart to insult all 32 owners when trying to make it back, if that is even what he really wants….

    ——————-

    He just made Goodell and the owners look really bad – they damaged him, he damages them back. This is embarrassing for both sides. I’ve seem meme and gif wars over text by kids smarter than this. And I believe he wanted to come back and now wants to call out their collusion to blackball him. Don’t care about the dude, but do care that people like AD, AB and Vontaz Burfict can get passes for much, much worse.

  8. We all know why

    —-

    Because he’s never been that good. Add in the off-field stuff (Castro shirt, pig socks, girlfriend, etc) and he’s a bigger headache than he’s worth. It’s very simple.

  9. The NFL screwed up the first settlement and this hamfisted attempt to get him to sign an employment release blew up in their face. The only thing they accomplished was giving him more ammunition for another lawsuit.

  10. Boomers: Everyone is too easily offended these days!

    Also Boomers: Football man kneel! I am offended! Go away football man!

  11. Quite a few people who knelt have jobs in the NFL because they’re still starter quality and are thus worth the PR/Distraction headache. (And don’t tell me “He’s not a distraction! He won an award from his teammates!” because that was obvious virtue signalling.)

    If he were good enough to be worth it, he’d be playing. He isn’t, especially since NFL defenses know how to defend against what he does now and that’s why he declined in the first place.

  12. I would like to see a serious story on the history and timeline of Kap’s issue and then have it be the last thing I ever read on it. I seem to recall that Kap’s original explanation of why he sat for the anthem wasn’t aligned with what we hear it is now. But frankly it’s all gotten for cluttered in the sub-story that I’m not sure what the original facts of the story are compared to what we read now. So PFT, I’d love to read a factual background of the entire story. Thanks.

  13. This is not going to win any teams over. Sorry but it just won’t. Calling out potential employers is always bad for business. Thumb this down but it’s true. Be humble. Don’t feed the machine. If you want to play, then put the extra stuff aside and just get back in. I swear it isn’t that hard.

  14. He has actually convinced himself that he is a healthy addition to the social climate of the country. When your actions are more divisive than uniting do you need to smarten up and find a more beneficial way to protest.

  15. tylawspick6 says:
    November 16, 2019 at 6:52 pm
    Honestly, this is why he has no job.

    The truth is, he has a big head and got arrogant, failing to work at it, was benched, and he pouted.

    Millennials. It is an enormous problem in the workplace in general.
    ————-
    You LOVE Roger Goodell Ty!

  16. This Man-child has been done since he was benched BEFORE he first knelt. The pouting and attention grab was for nothing but his own benching. Then he construed the narrative to be about social justice.

  17. There isn’t a single team that will hire this… person.

    At best, he’d either cause distraction in the locker room or dissention among the fans.

    Or both.

    Too much hate in his heart, I guess.

  18. “face the truth about why he’s been out of the league for three years“, yeah, because your not good anymore and not worth the circus that comes with you. Just a guess.

  19. Since Harbaugh make Kaep the QB, the 49ers went downhill. Kaep went downhill. And Harbaugh is still going downhill at Michigan. Even Matt Millen wouldn’t want any part of that proven loser.

  20. I feel like he doesn’t actually want to play. I feel like he wants to give the impression that he wants to play so he can make it look like he is the victim. He’s like a bad parent that give the illusion of how great they are on facebook.

  21. Again, watch his actions. Every one of his actions up till now has been about appearing like what he wants to play but finds a way to scuttle it. So what is he do when hes on the verge of Maybe getting signed? He insults and throws sand in the face of all 32 teams.

    Consistent.

    Again, Doing just enough to make sure no one actually offered him a contract.

  22. He’s playing an excuse game. If he wanted in he would be excited if one team came to his workout. This was a stunt. Hopefully this was the final time we will hear about him playing in the league.

  23. Not worth the hassle to sign this fool.
    No show for a job interview.
    Tell potential employers to come to you.
    Make comments disparaging potential employers.
    Yeah…we all know why he’s unemployed.
    He’s more interested in the show than working.

  24. Another millennial who thinks hes entitled! This Boomer had to work for what I have albeit it may be not much but it wasn’t handed to me. Hey Kap you had a great opportunity but you put yourself in this situation nobody else. Here your NFL participation trophy, go home.

  25. “I reaLLy want this job but you have to meet me on my terms or else I will file a lawsuit if I don’t get it…”

  26. This workout was a huge waste of time. He hasn’t changed and he just torpedoed any chance of re-entering the NFL. Time to implement your next “life step” man…

  27. That’ll make an employer wanna hire you, criticize challenge and call them out. It’s almost as if Kaepeenick wants to ensure nobody offers him a contract.

    Hmmmm.

  28. Well after you file a complaint against the “NFL/TEAMS” and get millions of dollars. Do you really think that THEY WOULD EVEN THINK ABOUT hiring you to even mow there lawn

  29. He never wanted anything more than to play the victim. Even he knows deep down he is not the caliber of a starting QB. Stats tell the story and the story is one of mediocrity. Victimhood is embraced these days as if it sainthood by some. The tracks are running out soon for this train.

  30. OK, Colin. You got what you wanted. A workout sponsored by the NFL, on your terms but a facility of your choosing, and with an audience. There, it’s done. Thank you for participating, now go away. We shan’t hear of you anymore.

  31. Face it folks…..this was all orchestrated.

    HE DOES NOT WANT TO PLAY!
    HE NEVER INTENDED ON PLAYING!

    He work this situation until he could find himself a new ax to grind. This was all designed to make him look like he is a victim again.

    If you can’t see that you are blind.

  32. Some good news from today’s workout… FA receiver Brice Butler (Friend of Kap) received 15 tenders from NFL teams.

  33. “Reading a lot of these comments, racism is alive and well in America.”

    Really?? Then explain to us why Eric Reid has been playing the past 2 seasons. Go on.
    He did the exact same thing as CK, and he’s playing.

    Explain.

  34. This guy knows he can’t play, so he’s looking for another excuse to be “blackballed”. The NFL called his bluff and he ran 60 miles away..

  35. Wild, the NFL gives him an opportunity that he’s been begging for, and what does he do? He whines, cries, and screws himself over.

    Now he’s supposedly a victim AGAIN?

    Go away bro!

  36. @ncintron76

    Race doesn’t have anything to do with it the fact that he stinks

    BTW, I’m white and I’m proud that Russell Wilson is the QB for my favorite team…

  37. He’s a martyr right now. If he plays and sucks, like he did before and surely will now, he loses his martyrdom. The Last thing he wants is to play. The NFL are fools for even trying to work with him.

  38. Yeah, this is the guy I want leading my team. The Robin Hood of the league, the one who really makes a difference with his social causes? Why do you want to be involved with the league anyway. Don’t they represent what you protest? You’re a distraction at best and not that desirable by NFL teams. If you were valuable to a team then you would be on a team. Just ask Ben, Vick, Hunt, Hill, Gordon and soon Miles. Give it up. Florio, stop apologizing for this man. He made his bed now let him lay.

  39. What a bunch of sheep the people in this comment thread are. I’ve never been a big fan of the guy, but this orchestrated workout was clearly a railroad job by the NFL to try to limit further liability. What they did was essentially ensure that Kaepernick would refuse to sign a release that had nothing to do with the actual workout itself so they could blame him.

    And you idiots are just lapping it up. Open your eyes.

  40. If you want to play in the nfl you will play by its rules. Kaep has yet to figure that out and failed the latest attempt today. If Kaep doesn’t like it that’s fine but that also means he won’t be employed by a team. It’s really pretty simple. His socks with cops as pigs was enough for me. Sorry that wasn’t about social reform.

  41. settlefornothingnow says:
    November 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm
    rabbi187 says:
    November 16, 2019 at 6:53 pm
    Is Colin Kaepernick good enough to be an NFL QB? I dont know. Maybe. I do know if you’re a fringe player it’s not smart to insult all 32 owners when trying to make it back, if that is even what he really wants….
    ——————-
    He just made Goodell and the owners look really bad – they damaged him, he damages them back. This is embarrassing for both sides. I’ve seem meme and gif wars over text by kids smarter than this. And I believe he wanted to come back and now wants to call out their collusion to blackball him. Don’t care about the dude, but do care that people like AD, AB and Vontaz Burfict can get passes for much, much worse.
    ——-
    He took the money when it was offered. That was (supposed to be) the end. If it’s not, send the money back.

  42. For the millionth time, he voided the last year of his deal with the 49ers and he turned down a deal that he thought was lowball. Stop saying you’re blackballed.

  43. I guarantee half of high school qbs could do just as well as he did in the workout. No pressure, throwing vs no one in coverage, and making zero reads. It’s playing catch with your buddies. In my eyes, that’s the farthest thing from a workout I’ve seen from the highlights. Loved how he was out of breathe giving his post interview too but he’s in shape he claims.

  44. If he really wanted to play football, he could have been improving his skills in the CFL. If he really wanted to make a difference in regards to social injustice, he could have become a police officer, lawyer, public office holder, soldier, or a number of other things which he did not. His words do not coincide with his actions.

  45. Kaepernick has absolutely zero plans to ever play again in the NFL. He’s not a stupid person, so he’s purposely sabotaging any microscopic chance that he’ll ever play football again. He obviously doesn’t want to. He’s had a week of free publicity for whatever he has planned for his future. Maybe a reality show or something. The fans are the reason Kaepernick isn’t playing. Not the owners, and not the commissioner. They do whatever we pay for, and that Kaepernick guy, for whatever reason, is a big threat to a lot of us. We are scared to death of him and we just need him to go away. Call it a flag thing or whatever, lol, but we don’t want to discuss that race stuff. That’s just not something we deal with easily. If we liked him, there would be 32 owners fighting over him. It’s a shame that we’re right in the middle of the football season and here we are talking about something that’s way over our heads. There aren’t any teams that would welcome this kind of distraction, even the most publicity starved teams.

  46. What an odd comment. Honestly, why bother with him? he’s not as good as he thinks he is and doesn’t seem like the type that will ever take responsibility. Not exactly endearing qualities for the guy who’s supposed to be the leader of your team.

  47. And what happens if a team does indeed sign him and he’s not the starter?
    That brings a whole new set of political problems that no team needs or wants!

    Keep in mind he lost his job to Blane Gabbert!

  48. You are all the embodiment of why there was a person spoofing this board as “PFT Commenter” once upon a time. Do you all share the same brain? Please don’t go out and vote.

  49. ““We’re waiting for the 32 owners, the 32 teams, Roger Goodell, all of them to stop running. Stop running from the truth, stop running from the people. We’re out here, we’re ready to play, we’re ready to go anywhere,” Kaepernick said.”

    Read that and tell me Kaep hasn’t bought into his own BS to the point of defining a full fledged Messiah complex

  50. The writers here keep calling this a “dog and pony show” and they’re right but not in the way they suggest. Kaepernick accepted this “tryout” to stay in the news and to continue to play the victim.

    A comment like “I’ve been ready for three years, I’ve been denied for three years. We all know why,” Kaepernick said, is proof that he won’t be a quiet teammate. Why is it the league’s job to keep this guy employed? The stupid argument that he is better than most backups is true but he is a huge distraction. No team is going to want to deal with that for a backup QB.

    If he is truly as good as some pretend him to be he would be on a team. He plays the most important position in football and other protestor’s like his buddy Eric Reid plus Michael Bennett, etc. continue to stay employed despite playing less important positions.

  51. Hey Kaep – No NFL owner in their right mind is going to sign you. If I was an owner, I’d play the game and send a couple of people to your stupid work out. Then I’d say good things but I’d never give you a contract.

  52. Rate This
    1billsnation says:
    November 16, 2019 at 7:12 pm
    I’m waiting for Tupac to come back from Cuba and for PFT to start a Go Fund Me for Kaep.

    /////

    LOL

  53. One more thing. I never see this mentioned here on PFT. Kaepernick record as the starting QB over the final two seasons were 2-6 and 1-10. Why all this attention for a QB who hasn’t played in 3 years and had a combined record of 3-16 the last two years that he did play?

  54. Can we agree that neither side gave the other a fair shake in all this?

    I just wish people would realize that those in power get rich off of keeping America divided. Today’s spectacle didn’t help anybody’s cause.

  55. I read somewhere that Kaepernick’s estimated net worth is 20 million dollars.
    Let’s stop acting like he’s hanging around a soup kitchen because he’s unemployed.

  56. Looks like the only one running was Kap today when he ran down the street and basically told the scouts that showed up they were not good enough for him. When are these scouts and teams going to realize that this guy knows he is not good and continues to pull these stunts to keep his name out there?

  57. ncintron76 says:
    November 16, 2019 at 7:30 pm
    Reading a lot of these comments, racism is alive and well in America.

    Oh the hypocrisy in this statement. So without knowing the race of any of the people criticizing Kaepernick you just assume they are all white and doing so because they are racist?

  58. sellout1983 says:
    November 16, 2019 at 7:34 pm
    Wow, so many people triggered by an out of work quarterback…so sensitiv
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    Yes, he is an out of work quarterback isn’t he…..lol…..

    Go Hawks!

  59. Tells the NFL and teams to stop running right after they show up to watch a work out which he ran away from? Irony? Or stupidity? Kaepernick is a head case.

  60. Kneeling during the anthem doesnt hold a candle compared to turning your back on your country during a time of declared war by refusing to serve in the military yet Muhammed Ali is universally celebrated and adored for dodging the draft. How heroic.

  61. Don;t worry when if the socialist win the election in 2020 there will be no more nfl when they want to tax owners 90 percent the nfl and all major buisness operations in the united states will no longer exist … so enjoy the next two years

  62. It isn’t really whether Kaepernick is good, or how good he is. It is whether he good enough to warrant having not just every sports media camped outside your facility, but every media organization of any kind In the world that considers him a story. He may or may not be a distraction in the locker room, but all of those talkbots around your facility will be huge distraction.

  63. He’s playing the collusion card again… just because 32 teams have come to the conclusion you’re a lunatic doesn’t make it collusion. Those comments today reinforce it.

  64. The last time I watch this dude play At Levi stadium couldn’t even throw a 5 yard slant or a 5 yard out. Give it a rest

  65. Has this guy got photos of Goodell or something? Why does he deserve all this unique attention? I lean to the left politically and I support all forms of non-violent protest, but please, just GO AWAY!

  66. Just, for the moment, take the kneeling and his opinion on police out of the equation. Anyone who would don a shirt featuring Fidel Castro in any positive light whatsoever, cannot be taken seriously on any subject. I must have missed the news reports showing all of the Cuban people, who fled for their lives, trying to get back because of the fantastic human rights, and basic living conditions under his oppressive thumb. Why does he seem to feel that he is owed a job? He has far surpassed legend in his own mind status.

  67. realitypolice says:
    November 16, 2019 at 9:14 pm
    A team called Dan Orlovsky this year.

    Which Arena league team was it?

  68. This guy makes it hard to like him with as much as he runs his mouth. I wish he’d just go away.

  69. idiedpretty says:
    November 16, 2019 at 8:41 pm
    Kneeling during the anthem doesnt hold a candle compared to turning your back on your country during a time of declared war by refusing to serve in the military yet Muhammed Ali is universally celebrated and adored for dodging the draft. How heroic.
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    Absolute nonsense. Ali had the strength of his convictions. He didn’t dodge a damn thing. Ali went to his draft board and refused the call. He was arrested on the spot risking 5 years in jail rather than dodging off to Canada. He was stripped of his title and lost his fortune for what he believed in. How does that compare with the self proclaimed martyr in pig socks and a Castro shirt talking about oppression and not voting while running directly into the arms of a corporate gig?

  70. Crapernick doesn’t get it….you’re just not worth the headache dude. You created this mess. Quit blaming everyone else and look in the mirror.

  71. Didn’t this clown opt out of a contract? Now he’s mad because nobody will give him one? What a special kind of moron

  72. This guy really has brass stones. So, the league and all 32 teams are “running away?” HA! Not sure who’s nuttier — this dude or AB.

  73. The reason he’s not getting a job is mostly because of money. The money that a team would lose because of the bad PR he would bring and the fans that would stop supporting the team if they were to sign him. He’s a liability now and no team wants to deal with that. He’s never going to play another snap in the NFL ever again. He’s 32 years old, been out of the league for 3 years and would be a front office headache. Just give up Kaepernick, you’ve played your last football game….unless some local beer league needs a ringer.

  74. Wow. He gets a chance for a job and turns it into a theater-laden fiasco.

    He literally just proved every owner’s fear about him correct. The main impediment to hiring him has been, can he not be a sideshow, and just be a player and put the team first?

    The answer here is: no. He can’t. It’s the Colin Kaepernick Show, 24-7.

    And what’s with the royal “we”?

  75. hawaiifunfnull says:
    November 16, 2019 at 6:54 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    November 16, 2019 at 6:52 pm
    Honestly, this is why he has no job.

    The truth is, he has a big head and got arrogant, failing to work at it, was benched, and he pouted.

    Millennials. It is an enormous problem in the workplace in general.

    OK boomer.

    152 585 Rate This

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    sorry

    gen x here

  76. It’s a Fact that Kaep OPTED out of his final year in S.F. And that’s when it all went wrong for him. I remember something about Elway offering him a back up QB contract and he didn’t take it. It was a low ball offer,… but it was an offer.

  77. I watched the workout on YouTube and it was ridiculous. Something you’d see on snl. I could show up to a high school football field and throw a football to my buddies for twenty yards too

  78. I’m sorry Colin please remind me again how you ended up on the unemployment line in the first place. Oh that’s right YOU OPTED OUT OF YOUR GUARANTEED CONTRACT. YOU AND YOU ALONE OPTED OUT nobody threw you out, and nobody cut you YOU OPTED OUT..NOW GO AWAY

  79. Didn’t this guy option out of a multi million dollar contract with the 49niners? Then settled for millions of dollars in a lawsuit. NFL don’t have a right to now hire him because of the circus that follows? There’s a requirement that someon hire him? I know he is a social justice warrior, that’s is why he turned over all those millions to charitable causes fighting for social justice!

  80. If he wanted to prove his worth, he could have gone to Canada and played in the CFL the past 2 or 3 years..
    Some pitch and catch workout proves nothing.

  81. He has no one to blame. He only did it to himself. His stance on racism and social injustices is justified. If your being completely honest and not being naive or in denial.

    The way he handled it and went about bringing attention to it was absolutely wrong. With his fame, notoriety and hundreds of reporters with microphones around him daily in a football season. He could have easily brought attention to it.

    Instead he chose to sit and disrespect the people that lost their lives to give him his right of freedom of speech. Which brought up this whole issue to begin with.

  82. Well he did throw 55 yard passes easily.
    Looked pretty mobile too.
    I say give the guy a shot and see how a Super Bowl QB at age 32 can do.
    You know Brady is 42, and Hoyer and Cousins have starting jobs.

  83. oldbrowndawg says:
    November 16, 2019 at 9:38 pm
    This guy really has brass stones. So, the league and all 32 teams are “running away?” HA! Not sure who’s nuttier — this dude or AB.

    ****************

    AB is a genius compared to this whack job.

    I would MUCH rather have AB on my team, and I think AB is crazy.

  84. Kaepernick can say what he wants but let’s face it, if he was as good as say Aaron Rodgers he would not have missed a start the last three seasons.

  85. As a fan of one of the 32 teams, I don’t want you. CK is just a cancer in the locker room. This stunt was just another way for him to file another lawsuit against the NFL when no team signs him.
    He was benched for Gabbert and then threw a temper tantrum. He quit because he thinks that he is a starting qb and didn’t like the title of 2nd string. If a team offered him a job as their 3rd string qb, would he take it?

  86. This guy… he only craves attention. Not a job, not social justice. Everything is a gimmick with him. Don’t miss the point here and get caught up in the flag, military, or football. He’s wants to be the center of attention. Eric Reid did it the right way.

  87. “We all know why”?

    “A peaceful protest”

    You have more courage than most people, Colin. Best of luck to you!

  88. Kap is better than some of the back up QBs in the league. He is probably better than a couple of starters as well. The reason he doesn’t have a job is because he doesn’t want to be a back up. He isn’t a leader, he is a divider. He doesn’t bring people together. He won’t make a team better. Even if Hoyer and the like aren’t better, they are cheeper and won’t ruin whatever the FO is trying to build in the long haul. They both will get you to the same place during the season (nowhere) but Hoyer won’t distract and disrupt the guys trying to develop for the future. Kap has, will and continues to distract. He tore SF apart when his play was lacking, he was benched and started throwing a fit to get noticed. Opted out of his contract and was surprised when noone offered him a major contract on a winning franchise. Caused more trouble essentually blackballing himself. The teams don’t have to collude to see that he isn’t worth signing. He constantly proves that himself. It’s Smolett all over again.

  89. I never agree with Stephen A. Smith, except for now. He said Kaepernick has ZERO desire to play, That this and everything else that has happened the past couple of years is because he wants to be a Martyr.

    Bottom line is that this guy has not played a down of football in 3 years. He was 3-16 in his last 19 starts. He lost his job to Blaine Freaking Gabbert. I could care less about the whole political mess that follows him everywhere, he simply is not good enough to play anymore int he NFL. With guys like Kareem Hunt and Tyreek Hill be allowed to play, I’d have no problem with Kaepernick playing, he just isn’t good enough.

  90. Amazing that he doesn’t seem to understand that it isn’t necessarily about his ability to play QB (which is VERY questionable, IMO) but more about how polarizing he is to a fan base. NFL owners have to justify his NFL talent vs their fan bases reaction – that is why he is out of football.

  91. It’s hard to feel sorry for the guy when he gets a workout scheduled and then turns the whole thing into a fiasco. I am all for equality,but when what you wanted is finally happening and you purposely turn it into a joke,you reap what you sow.

  92. “We all know….” Actually, we don’t. So why don’t you enlighten us why you think you are not in league. Kneeling? Doubt it, others knelt and kept playing. Pig socks? Maybe. Castro shirt? Maybe. Could not beat out Blaine Gabbert? Maybe. Carrying enormous amount of baggage (in a sport where control freaks coach)? Maybe. Sued the league who you now want to employ you? Maybe. Please enlighten us, annointed One.

  93. Colin Kaepernick: We’re waiting for 32 owners and Roger Goodell to stop running
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    This is hilarious! Colin changes the venue at the last minute and he “THINKS” the NFL and teams are the ones running?

    WAKE UP Kaep!

    If you were truly concerned about being an NFL QB you’d have went ahead with the workout, but no you were more concerned with $$$$ and being able to turn a workout into a Nike commercial, you truly don’t have the “WANT” to be an NFL QB!

    As a Ron White says “that boy’s got a lot of quit in him”!

  94. I told you last week he wouldn’t show.

    As much as I hate to agree with Screamin’ A Smith, he is correct on this issue, Kaperdink is more interested in being a martyr than in playing football.

  95. Kaepernick worked out for 8 teams, weird people are saying he doesn’t want to play. NFL tried to sneak an onerous waiver past him and he was right not to sign it. NFL is trying to say it was standard, but if that were the case no player would be allowed to bring them to court, which, in looking at the last ten years, is clearly not the case. Players bring the NFL to court all the time. The weird midseason timing of the workout, plus the shady waiver all point to the NFL trying to make him go away. They didn’t pay out that settlement for no reason.

  96. xballhawkx says:
    November 17, 2019 at 9:53 am
    Kap is better than some of the back up QBs in the league. He is probably better than a couple of starters as well. The reason he doesn’t have a job is because he doesn’t want to be a back up. He isn’t a leader, he is a divider.
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    THIS has merit. People advocating for CK need to understand that teams weigh salary and age to performance. Is he better than some backups and starters? Arguably yes (I.e. possibly). The question from that becomes how much money does he want and for how long? Will the incremental cost be worth the roster spot of whoever he replaces. Understanding that the roster spot will most likely be another QB as most teams only carry 2 QBs. Personally I think the notion that CK is better than some backups and starters needs a bit more scrutiny. But even if we assume that’s true if CK wants the same amount of $ for arguably similar performance I can see why teams might pass.

  97. Truthfully, ‘if they really wanted to evaluate his talent and teams were genuinely interested in his talent and signing him, it didn’t matter where the workout was. And when they didn’t show up to where it was, it spoke volumes to their interest in him as a player and person. The NFL in this matter is full of it. Most NFL workouts or tryouts are on Tuesdays when teams usually do light work, film study, weight lifting, physical therapy etc….not on a Saturday when most teams and their representatives are in whatever location that weeks game is being played. They were not going to sign him not matter if he performed during the workout or not…damn if you do, damn if you don’t

  98. Guys

    He was 1-10 as a starter in his last season played, including a 10 game losing streak.

    I will admit he actually managed to put up decent stats in that season, but there’s no coming back for him.

    He’s done.

  99. Kneeling during the anthem doesnt hold a candle compared to turning your back on your country during a time of declared war by refusing to serve in the military yet Muhammed Ali is universally celebrated and adored for dodging the draft. How heroic.
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    Probably more heroic than dying for a globalist-run oil company

  100. I am tired of hearing Kaep doesn’t want to play, of course he wants to play, but he wants to play under his rules under his terms…..just like the “Special Treatment” workout he got that no other player in NFL history got, He had to “dictate” the venue, his receivers, his drills, he refused to do a 40 because he said that’s for rookies only when that is totally not true, at the veterans combine they are offered to do a 40

    bottomline Kaepernick listens to his cronies and his fans who tell him how great he is and don’t kid yourself if he got a job he will never be happy as a backup and will pressure the team to put him in as a starter

    so in my world he wants to play, but under his terms no one else

  101. idiedpretty says:

    November 16, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    Kneeling during the anthem doesnt hold a candle compared to turning your back on your country during a time of declared war by refusing to serve in the military yet Muhammed Ali is universally celebrated and adored for dodging the draft. How heroic.

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    Vietnam was never an officially declared war. And Ali’s point was that the country turned its back on the rights of African Americans yet required them to fight in a questionable war. Ali didn’t run from it, he showed up and took the consequences. And the US gov’t ended up agreeing with him after he made his case.

  102. It’s called ability VS how much crap a team is willing to put up with. If you have a lot of talent teams are willing to put up with you ala AB. Even if you were a mid level starting QB, and your not, teams wont put up with you. Teams also are not going to sign you because they are afraid of fan backlash except for Seattle. NFL fans are fairly patriotic and wish you would just go away.

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