Jerry Jones: A lot of Kaepernick workout “wasn’t about football” from the start

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Some teams planned to have a representative at Colin Kaepernick’s NFL-sanctioned workout last Saturday, but they wound up not having people at the workout Kaepernick set up for himself after disagreements with the league about a waiver they wanted him to sign before taking the field.

The Cowboys were not in that group. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said last week that the Cowboys liked their quarterbacks and wouldn’t be sending anyone to watch the workout in person.

Jones didn’t sound like he had any second thoughts about that decision during an appearance on 105.3 The Fan Tuesday while he was pointing out that there was always a lot more at play with the NFL’s move to set up the workout than simply assessing Kaepernick’s ability to play quarterback.

“I think that it’s unfortunate you can’t just zero in on the business at hand and that’s evaluating a player that might or might not help you win football games or move the chains within a football game,” Jones said, via Todd Archer of ESPN.com. “That situation probably from the get-go had a lot more that wasn’t about football involved in it and consequently we got the result of that dynamic.”

The Cowboys or any other team interested in zeroing in on whether Kaepernick “might or might not help you win football game” could invite Kaepernick in for a workout at any point. No team has done that since Kaepernick became a free agent in March 2017 by opting out of a contract that the 49ers said they’d terminate if he didn’t take that step.

45 responses to “Jerry Jones: A lot of Kaepernick workout “wasn’t about football” from the start

  1. Jerry Jones is absolutely correct. Kaep doesn’t want to play football. This was all about his “movement” (that is a scam) and playing his victim card. Kaep has never been a victim other than of his own doing. He’s not oppressed. he was raised by a white family in Wisconsin. Anyone who thinks Kaeps message is legit or about anything other than himself and making money is insane. Dude is a total phony.

  2. Jones is absolutely right in this case. Which goes to prove that Jones is still capable of the occasional lucid moment.

  3. well he looked awful in the workout itself, most media members will not conceded to that point, Kaepernick threw under the bus the actual scouts whom came to see him, it keeps getting reported he moved the venue, but few mention that he moved it 60 miles away, so scouts whom believed in him and or had an open mind to him now had to pack there stuff and travel more, basically changing all there plans…combined that he refused to do a 40 yard, stating most players do that as rookies and never do that again, but most players at vet combine do it…combined he had to wear a political shirt….sop he is basically trying to seek a backup quarterback position and most teams are looking for a fit, a player with good attitude that will run a scout team and will step in with no controversy

    A perfect example of a “model” backup that has a great attitude whom never and can say, hey I am better than some starters is Teddy Bridgewater, the guy did his job was unbeaten and when back to the bench and became invisible, can you imagine Kaepernick winning a game as a fill in then he’s going to want to start…the guy needs to go away worry about your social justice thing even thou you really don’t give a damn about social justice because you have never registered to vote and your number one source of money is Nike whom makes money through China the all time country when it comes to rights issues

    Still pissed off he got “Special Treatment” that no other player in NFL history got, but even with that he screwed it up

  4. I wonder I wonder what grievance Jerry Jones has with the NFL to let this cat out of the bag, as even though he has definitely had his differences with some of the other owners and Rodger Goodell, he is definitely not Al Davis. Davis probably would have traded it for Kap the moment he took Nate Boyer’s idea of kneeling instead of sitting.

    And on another note, I wish I got to see Al Davis in his prime. Wasn’t born and/too young, and then Tuck Rule happened. Not a Raiders fan by the way, just found Al interesting. Definitely lived by the beat of his own drum and wish more owners were like that. Man sued the NFL and won!

  5. It’s a bit sad, him wearing a Kunta Kinte shirt. He was literally raised as a wealthy white child by wealthy white parents. He was criticized for doing what he did by Rodney Harrison because he’s “white”. He has no more lived experience relating to Kunta Kinte than Barron Trump does. It’s demeaning to real black people. It’s like he’s in some role playing game.

  6. Riigghhttt…. because an NFL team would *never* release a player,

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    tolney says:
    November 19, 2019 at 12:25 pm
    Kap opted out of his employment contract. He QUIT.
    That’s his choice and now repaing the results.

  7. I’ll keep saying it: if Kap said something like “I kneel to the flag because I am disgusted at how we treat our nation’s heros” we would be having a different conversation. It is not that he kneeled; it’s the reason he did.

  8. Folks have got to get off the Gabbert narrative. That was a bad decision in the middle of the Tomsula/Kelly seasons that were full of bad decisions. It doesn’t mean Gabbert was or is better than him. It means the coaches were really screwing up.

    Still feel free to criticize. There’s plenty to criticize aside from going to the benched-for-Gabbert well.

  9. “Kaepernick became a free agent in March 2017 by opting out of a contract that the 49ers said they’d terminate if he didn’t take that step.”

    Did the 49ers actually say that beforehand?…

  10. I’ll keep saying it: if Kap said something like “I kneel to the flag because I am disgusted at how we treat our nation’s heros” we would be having a different conversation. It is not that he kneeled; it’s the reason he did.
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    I think you speak for yourself. Most people recognize that the anthem is three minutes where we can all stand as one and for the same thing. No matter what differences we have, for three minutes we are one. It’s not the time to make a statement of any kind other than “We are all in this together”

  11. I’ll keep saying it: if Kap said something like “I kneel to the flag because I am disgusted at how we treat our nation’s heros” we would be having a different conversation. It is not that he kneeled; it’s the reason he did.
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    I think you speak for yourself. Most people recognize that the anthem is three minutes where we can all stand as one and for the same thing. No matter what differences we have, for three minutes we are one. It’s not the time to make a statement of any kind other than “We are all in this together”

  12. tolney says:
    November 19, 2019 at 12:25 pm
    Kap opted out of his employment contract. He QUIT.
    That’s his choice and now repaing the results.
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    What part of “Kaepernick became a free agent in March 2017 by opting out of a contract that the 49ers said they’d terminate if he didn’t take that step” is so hard for so many to understand? It’s unfortunate people don’t see the whole truth because it’s even better than the half truth. Lynch made it clear they were going to release Kaepernick so he opted out to get his name out there early for all the GMs who he thought were going to beat a path to his door…then subsequently didn’t came calling.

  13. Demeaning to blacks? Shut up SJW.

    viciousbuck0100 says:
    November 19, 2019 at 12:39 pm
    It’s a bit sad, him wearing a Kunta Kinte shirt. He was literally raised as a wealthy white child by wealthy white parents. He was criticized for doing what he did by Rodney Harrison because he’s “white”. He has no more lived experience relating to Kunta Kinte than Barron Trump does. It’s demeaning to real black people. It’s like he’s in some role playing game.

  14. Keep running Kaep! 60 mile location move in Hot-lanta? That place sucks to navigate with a vehicle.

    He sucks at football & clearly knows it, but loves himself some attention! I guess someone has to take over the shakedown artist routine from Jackson & Sharpton at some point.

    What a clown

  15. “…by opting out of a contract that the 49ers said they’d terminate if he didn’t take that step.”
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    Yeah, whatever. Why do what the team asks when you so obviously don’t get along with them? Why make it easy on the team? Why not force them to terminate and see what you can do to try to recover any compensation?

    Sorry, as far as I’m concerned, Kaep’s legacy has nothing to do with social advocacy and everything to do with throwing tantrums.

    He didn’t sit during the anthem in defiance of cops. He sat in defiance of his own team. Because he was rear-end-hurt.

  16. Just a reminder: John Elway offered Colin a job if he took a pay cut and he refused.

    John Harbaugh had been circling Colin all off season and when the Ravens’ owner started to weigh the pros/cons of signing him Colin’s girlfriend uploaded a shopped picture comparing the owner and teams’ most well known player to a slave master and house slave.

    For a man who claims to want to play he sure likes to sabotage himself at every turn.

  17. “elbowfeces says:
    November 19, 2019 at 12:57 pm
    johnnycantread says:
    November 19, 2019 at 12:17 pm
    Everyone has an agenda.
    The only selfless person that ever lived was 2,000 years ago.

    Muhammad?”

    Muhammad was 1400 years ago (approx) only off by 600 years.
    America is doomed

  18. “the guy needs to go away worry about your social justice thing even thou you really don’t give a damn about social justice because you have never registered to vote and your number one source of money is Nike whom makes money through China the all time country when it comes to rights issues”

    This is a great comment.

    The left media needs to realize Kaep is simply choosing a fight he feels like he can get sympathy and a stage for. He can’t fight China because that would destroy his income and possibly some very large companies. But police brutality? Racial injustice? Yes! He can fight that all day to applause.

    Please. Dude.

    Kaep is not only just as much white as he is black, he was raised in an all-white household which really doesn’t lend a lot of credibility to his perceived plight and undermines those that were raised in black households, poorer neighborhoods with a lower HHI that actually struggled because of their skin color and socio-economic status.

    It’s not even kind of the same thing. It’s apples and cows.

    The struggles weren’t very real for him as he was afforded every opportunity in life with education and a professional sports career. He excelled at every level, was very popular and everyone seemingly loved to watch him play and companies couldn’t wait to throw sponsor money at him because he sold a lot of gear.

    Then SF said “Hey we like you so much here’s a 9 figure contract!” – that’s a tough break in life, bro.

    No. That’s the exact opposite of in-equality.

    Then when he was schemed out of the RPO and forced to rely on his ability to read defenses and make progressions he was clearly not top tier in terms of skill. He had been exposed. Still good. Still a dynamic threat in the right circumstances, but certainly not franchise starter material with 3 seasons of film and his poor QB intelligence.

    He was destined to become a backup, but he wasn’t OK with that so he decided to use his time fighting for a cause instead of fixing his game. And now, thanks to Nike, he’s branded a martyr and the media eats it up.

    “Poor Kaep can’t get a break!”

    Yeah. Yeah. Tebow couldn’t get much of one either after being exposed much the same way, but I don’t see anyone powerful championing his cause. Why? Because he simply wasn’t top tier QB talent.

    But then there’s Kaep. He’s got his cape on and he’s got a cause.

    He clearly doesn’t know, or is completely ignorant to what in-equality and injustice really is. While it’s very true black people in America are subjected to terrible tactics such as racial profiling and various social stigmas, and that needs to stop…try China on for size. Or be a woman in the middle east.

    You want oppression? That’s a daily reality. The company that sponsors you also sponsors children for pennies a day to sit in a sweatshop building their product.

    In some countries women can’t vote, can’t drive and are forced to wear clothing to cover up everything but their eyes. And some are still sold as teenage brides to strangers.

    Injustice? Try getting caught stealing and having your hand cut off, or stoned to death because you broke the law.

    But you do you, bro. Fight that fight instead of admitting you just didn’t have the courage to concede you needed to work on your game and follow through.

  19. The misinformation posted in the comments on the Kaep articles is really next level. Bravo. The zeal that comes with these is legend! Straight from a concrete building in Uzbekistan to our eye balls!

  20. The media ans many fans seem to overlook the fact that Kaep sold out. Regardless if one is a fan of his or not, the fact is that he developed an agenda stating that he was firmly in the situation where he felt that the NFL “colluded” against him and others, and he was going to take them to court to prove his point. He got a lawyer ( well, a lame one ), sued the league, and then, when he was about to get a court date, he ( and Eric Reid ) settled for what what sources say are around $1 million each. Wait…what happened to his “day in court”? Wasn’t he supposed to “put it to the man” in NFL terms? His capitulation was because he found out that he had no chance of winning that suit. Regardless, if you have a point to make ( as a SJW ) don’t you try and make it? No, he simply sold out, quietly took his money, and moved onto being a perpetual “victim”. All those fans of his that were convinced he was right got sold a bill of goods…and were left with nothing for their efforts.

  21. Jerry is missing a Golden Opportunity – Bring in Kap to compete against Dak and if Kap plays good then you have negotiating power for signing Dak to a more reasonable contract.

  22. I don’t have a problem with Kaepernick’s original protest, but he should have made it to show the point, then moved on.
    I believe his father worked for a corporation, and he should have known that bucking your employer is a dead end. If he did it to Nike, he’d be gone there too.
    And yes, I’ll say it – given his present appearance, I doubt many owners would want him as the face of their franchise.

  23. viciousbuck0100 says:
    November 19, 2019 at 12:39 pm
    It’s a bit sad, him wearing a Kunta Kinte shirt. He was literally raised as a wealthy white child by wealthy white parents. He was criticized for doing what he did by Rodney Harrison because he’s “white”. He has no more lived experience relating to Kunta Kinte than Barron Trump does. It’s demeaning to real black people. It’s like he’s in some role playing game.
    ——-‘

    How disingenuous. Obama was raised in a white household and it never stopped you folks from looking at him as black and treating him as black. I’m black and you don’t get to define real black people, except by the way you treat us.

  24. If I had brought my personal politics into my workplace, I expect I would be warned and then fired if I kept on doing it. If an NBC producer wore his klan robes into the NBC studios, would he not have been warned/fired? Kaepernick brought his personal politics to an NFL game – his workplace. The media and athletes should see what the real world work place is like. You have every right to your own politics – but do NOT bring them to the work place.

  25. Many people make their livings by nodding at stupid things this man voids. If you earn enough, whine enough, and cry enough, you can make it to the Hall of Fame.

  26. Kap said what needed saying
    if the white, billionaires owners had not decided to blacklist him
    this would have been over years ago
    America was made a little bit better, because Kap brought the issues to light

  27. The NFL wanted Kap to shuck and jive for them. That was never going to happen. It wasn’t a sincere attempt to show him off to teams, it was a PR stunt by the league. The NFL is just pissed he beat them at their own game. He turned the event around and made it about his message.

  28. This dude is a total clown, just an embarrassment. A few years ago he was just a normal dude, now he’s got the big afro, wears X hats and slave shirts… total fraud and all for Nike money. Idiotic millennials will go buy his all black #7 Nike jerseys and rake it in… that’s all that this is about and it all started because he got benched because he sucked not because he is black. The top qb’s right now are mostly black, if you are good you will play… period.

  29. Plenty about Cowboys organization has nothing to do with football, just hyping whatever they feel like will make a few more centavos. Other franchises do it too.
    And everything I’ve read about the guy’s workout was pretty positive. Especially the deep balls.
    But that doesn’t fit the agenda of the folks who want to use him as an example – “get out of line and you’re gone”. Break your baby’s arm. Punch out a woman. Knock a security guard down. That’s OK. But your socks better be PC or else.

  30. defscottyb says:
    November 19, 2019 at 4:31 pm
    This dude is a total clown, just an embarrassment. A few years ago he was just a normal dude, now he’s got the big afro, wears X hats and slave shirts… total fraud and all for Nike money. Idiotic millennials will go buy his all black #7 Nike jerseys and rake it in… that’s all that this is about and it all started because he got benched because he sucked not because he is black. The top qb’s right now are mostly black, if you are good you will play… period.

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    No one has ever said that Kap was blackballed because he is black. Not sure where you came up with that. He was blackballed because he chose to protest during the national anthem. The fact that you turned that into “Kap says he got bench because he is black” in your head just shows your personal racial bias.

  31. Goddfatherd: Hey Sparky… it says “it all started because he got benched because he sucked not because he is black” what part of that don’t you understand??? Next time try reading the post and comprehending what is written in it before you post something stupid.

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