Roger Goodell “encourages” a team to sign Colin Kaepernick

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The Commissioner is on the record regarding Colin Kaepernick.

Ten days after creating a video that proclaimed “black lives matter” but omitted Kaepernick’s name, Roger Goodell has said that he wants a team to sign Kaepernick.

“Well, listen, if he wants to resume his career in the NFL, then obviously it’s gonna take a team to make that decision,” Goodell told Mike Greenberg of ESPN. “But I welcome that, support a club making that decision, and encourage them to do that.

“If his efforts are not on the field but continuing to work in this space, we welcome him to that table and to help us, guide us, help us make better decisions about the kinds of things that need to be done in the communities. We have invited him in before, and we want to make sure that everybody’s welcome at that table, and trying to help us deal with some very complex, difficult issues, that have been around for a long time.

“But I hope we’re at a point now where everybody’s committed to making long-term, sustainable change.”

As we’ve said in the past, on multiple occasions, if Goodell and the NFL truly want Kaepernick back in the league, there are ways to make it happen. The Rams, as the reporting went, were nudged by the league in 2014 to select Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in the draft pool. Then, after the Rams cut Sam, Goodell reportedly called around to persuade someone to put Sam on a practice squad. The Cowboys eventually did.

Backroom deals get made all the time in the NFL. Teams always want something, from a Super Bowl to a draft to anything and everything else that the league office has the authority and discretion to dispense. If the league office wants Kaepernick on a team, the league office can make it happen, quickly.

Here, the league really shouldn’t have to work that hard. Things have changed since teams cowered to their fan bases and/or the Tweeter-in-Chief in 2017. Signing Kaepernick now likely would lead to a net gain, from jersey sales to ticket sales to the creation of a national following. Over the years, plenty of teams have volunteered to do Hard Knocks in order to create a national presence. That doesn’t work. Signing Kaepernick would.

It seems like it’s just a matter of time until someone figures it out. And if the league office does just a little more than publicly encourage all teams generally to sign Kaepernick by focusing on privately coaxing one to do it, that could be the thing that seals the deal.

112 responses to “Roger Goodell “encourages” a team to sign Colin Kaepernick

  1. Good for you Commissioner Goodell. Whatever team hires Kaepernick will be getting a top fifteen caliber starting quarterback and a respected leader in the locker room. I defy any of the naysayers on this forum to name 15 quarterbacks in the NFL today who are better.

  2. Must really suck to be CK. The NFL commish has to beg some team to sign him. If a team does sign him you will know that a deal of some sort was made by the team owner and Roger.

  3. Give a salary cap exception, Roger. Kap deserves to be paid 10 times the salary he should be paid for his contributions to humanity. Do the right thing and let’s get a Super Bowl QB back on the field that was cut by a placating franchise in Santa Clara and then neglected by the rest of the league. The time is right to make things right!!?

  4. The NFL made the stance that they would consider signing him. Now please get a statement from Kaepernick on his minimum requirements. If he doesn’t move from the supposed $20M demand he had for the XFL, there is no reason to keep beating this drum!

  5. Who ever signs Kaep to a 4 year 80 million contract gets an extra 1st rd pick next 4 seasons. There, how’s that for encouragement.

  6. Should be a no-braineR from a PR perspective. It’s a chance to get a National hero on the field and team. It’s like signing an American War Hero fresh back stateside that didn’t have to go overseas.

  7. “Signing Kaepernick now likely would lead to a net gain, from jersey sales to ticket sales to the creation of a national following. ”

    No it wouldn’t. Once a team sees he’s not really good enough to be their backup and have to cut him, the calls of racism would be huge.

    And there are no indications Kaepernick is willing to play at the veteran minimum, which is what it would take for him to get on a roster now.

  8. This is not going to go away. The world is changing. Your life is not going to be as it was.

  9. If he does make it back to the league and he gets sacked who will be the first to do a kneeling celebration in offensive backfield lol !

  10. seahawker74 says:
    June 15, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    Good for you Commissioner Goodell. Whatever team hires Kaepernick will be getting a top fifteen caliber starting quarterback and a respected leader in the locker room. I defy any of the naysayers on this forum to name 15 quarterbacks in the NFL today who are better.

    —————————————————————————

    Do I have to stop at 15? I’ll stop at 40, but could go on. Not in ranked order:

    1. Mahomes
    2. Rodgers
    3. Jackson
    4. Brees
    5. Wilson
    6. Ryan
    7. Tannehill
    8. Stafford
    9. Garoppolo
    10. Goff
    11. Wentz
    12. Prescott
    13. Rivers
    14. Watson
    15. Murray
    16. Brady
    17. Daniel Jones
    18. Cousins
    19. Josh Allen
    20. Mayfield
    21. Bridgewater
    22. Newton
    23. Winston
    24. Fitzpatrick
    25. Carr
    26. Mariota
    27. Darnold
    28. Burrow
    29. Brissett
    30. Lock
    31. Roethlisberger
    32. Herbert
    33. Tagovailoa
    34. Dalton
    35. Kyle Allen
    36. Minshew
    37. Foles
    38. Keenum
    39. Stidham
    40. Taysom Hill

  11. Right a team would sign him over Cam….. Cancelling NFL Sunday ticket now. Foot balls games will be more about the BS than the game itself.

  12. The commissioner said what?!?! Oh I am mad!! That is very upsetting!! The NFL can kiss me goodbye as a fan, I’ll tell you that much!!

    I’m going to watch some NASCAR to take my mind off this…….THEY DID WHAT?!?!

  13. seahawker74 says:
    June 15, 2020 at 8:40 pm
    Good for you Commissioner Goodell. Whatever team hires Kaepernick will be getting a top fifteen caliber starting quarterback and a respected leader in the locker room. I defy any of the naysayers on this forum to name 15 quarterbacks in the NFL today who are better.

    12 97 Rate This
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    Patrick Mahomes
    Russell Wilson
    Lamar Jackson
    Aaron Rodgers
    Tom Brady
    Drew Brees
    Matt Ryan
    Matt Stafford
    Dak Prescott
    Deshaun Watson
    Derek Carr
    Phillip Rivers
    Jimmy Garoppolo
    Ben Roethlisberger
    Kirk Cousins
    Kyler Murray
    Baker Mayfield
    Julian Edelman

  14. seahawker74 says:
    June 15, 2020 at 8:40 pm
    Good for you Commissioner Goodell. Whatever team hires Kaepernick will be getting a top fifteen caliber starting quarterback and a respected leader in the locker room. I defy any of the naysayers on this forum to name 15 quarterbacks in the NFL today who are better.

    ————
    Definitely better:
    Mahomes
    Wilson
    Watson
    Wentz
    Jackson
    Rodgers
    Brady
    Brees
    Stafford
    Garapolo
    Cousins
    Murray
    Goff
    Tannehill
    Allen
    Prescott
    Dalton
    Rivers
    Newton
    Probably better:
    Lock
    Jones
    Haskins
    Burrow
    Tagovailoa
    Keenum
    Flacco
    Brissette
    Fitzpatrick

  15. Well, guess we screwed that one up! Better try to save face as we’ve been exploited for perpetuating a false narrative, and colluding to make it real.

  16. Sorry but Kaep cant play. low accuracy, no touch and no head for the game. Gabbert beat him out because he studied film and could recite the game plan. Kaep would notoriously put on this head phones and be the first to leave the facility.

    And don’t forget how much he pouted after games where they lost and he struggled. His attitude and demeanor had to be addressed by ownership on numerous occasions. He may be able to lead the disenfranchised youth of BLM and RBG, from his posh Tribeca apartment, but he wont lead millionaire elite athletes on the field if he doesn’t out work them during the week. He is the QB.

    My opinion is formed from being a Bay Area native (Raider Fan) who watches most niner games as well and i am a avid local sports coverage guy. Just google post-game interviews and you will see the pouting and lack of leadership.

  17. Yes, because it won’t look at all like the team wasn’t told to take the last kid available for gym dodgeball…

  18. And those teams would be the Hamilton Tiger-Cats….Winnipeg Blue Bombers….Ottawa RedBlacks…Toronto Argonauts…Saskatchewan RoughRiders…Montreal Alouetts…Edmonton Eskimos…BC Lions…

  19. seahawker74 says:
    June 15, 2020 at 8:40 pm
    Good for you Commissioner Goodell. Whatever team hires Kaepernick will be getting a top fifteen caliber starting quarterback and a respected leader in the locker room. I defy any of the naysayers on this forum to name 15 quarterbacks in the NFL today who are better
    ________________________________________________

    15 QBs better than a 32 year old who hasn’t played in 4 years? I’ll give it a try:

    1) Drew Brees
    2) Aaron Rodgers
    3) Tom Brady
    4) Russel Wilson
    5) Ben Rothlisberger
    6) Pay Mahomes
    7) Lamar Jackson
    8) Deshaun Watson
    10) Dak Prescott
    11) Carson Wentz
    12) Matt Stafford
    13) Kyler Murray
    14) Matt Ryan
    15) Kirk Cousins
    16) Daniel Jones
    17) Ryan Tannehill
    18) Josh Allen
    19) Jared Goff
    20) Drew Lock
    21) Baker Mayfield
    22) Joe Burrows
    23) Jimmy Garrapolo
    24) Sam Darnold
    25) Can Newton
    26) Nick Foles
    27) Tua Tagoviola
    28) Derek Carr
    29) Philip Rivers
    30) Teddy Bridgewater
    31) Gardner Minshew

    Not gonna lie. He would still be better than Dwayne Haskins though. So he’s got that going for him!

  20. So you’re encouraging the nfl to do something you’d otherwise take them to task on. Got it.

  21. nitzie says:
    June 15, 2020 at 8:33 pm
    Americans stand.

    ——————-
    Americans are free stand OR kneel…a true patriot would understand that…

  22. Yeah so everyone can get off his back… sign him to shut people up and then he rides the pine and gets cut… win win.

  23. DFWHawkGuy says:
    June 15, 2020 at 8:45 pm
    Give a salary cap exception, Roger. Kap deserves to be paid 10 times the salary he should be paid for his contributions to humanity. Do the right thing and let’s get a Super Bowl QB back on the field that was cut by a placating franchise in Santa Clara and then neglected by the rest of the league. The time is right to make things right!!?————————————————————————————————————————If you are going to spew junk…Please get it right KAP WALKED AWAY FROM HIS CONTRACT. HE WAS NOT CUT.

  24. These comment threads are getting depressing. Kaep wont get signed, the angry anonymous mob has spoken. I’d give him a tryout for sure, and I wouldn’t be at all shocked if he outperformed every backup QB currently in the league. And a couple of starters.

  25. What a phony, worm headed weasel Goodell is. Does anyone believe this virtue signaling from this guy. Somebody should’ve barricaded the door to his basement draft night and never let him out. This guy couldn’t lead a bunch of lemmings off a cliff!

  26. Hahahahahahaha. Could you imagine living a life so deluded that you think this dude can still play in the nfl. I mean seriously. When he was still playing on the niners, not one of you wanted him on your team cuz you all thought he sucked. But then the whole kneeling/blackballed etc thing happened. And he somehow morphed into 2007 Tom Brady. Lmfao. Be realistic. I hope a team signs him. I really mean that. But come on man. He is done.

  27. How do you sign someone that doesn’t want to be signed??

    I’m fascinated by this because it’s not rocket science.

    He used to be paid to play QB, i.e. take a vicious beating.

    Now, he gets money without taking a vicious beating.

    He asked the XFL for 20 million plus. lol A startup league with no fans & no revenue streams. 20 mil.

    That’s a clear “I don’t want to play unless you want to give me tons of money” ultimatum.

    Even if you feel NFL Owners are dumb they’re not that dumb.

  28. I won’t be watching until I know the anthem is over. I understand they aren’t disrespecting the flag. They are distracting the people that fight for it daily. Say what you want. The truth hurts. Ask any of those soldiers.

    Punks burning flags and disrespecting their own. Whites and blacks. Nobody has respect for anybody. Why because their parents didn’t whoop their buts. Instead they were taught they are owed everything.

    If there ever needs to be a draft this country is in trouble. We will have to set up “zen” rooms for those who need some alone time for processing.

  29. If he gets signed, Pledge should sponsor him because he’ll sure keep those benches polished while sitting on them.

  30. Give the team incentive and they might. Forget the politics. He’s a middling QB. The only system he could do well in is NE which has the coaching to support him.

  31. If the league office wants Kaepernick on a team, the league office can make it happen, quickly.

    —————————–

    The league can’t force a team to pay +20 million for a backup QB, not to mention one who can’t outplay blaine gabbert…

  32. bastageman says:
    June 15, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    nitzie says:
    June 15, 2020 at 8:33 pm
    Americans stand.

    ——————-
    Americans are free stand OR kneel…a true patriot would understand that…

    ——————-
    “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country…” – Colin Kaepernick

    He’s not a patriot, and if you support him, neither are you.

  33. Kapernick looked bad in his final starts, before he was released from the 49ers. Now that he’s been out of the league, signing him is pure PR. I’m sure he was victimized by collusion but he got a settlement, and he’s got endorsement from Nike, it’s time to move on.

  34. From a football only perspective Kap is done and he showed it the last time he played. But we all know this isn’t about football.

  35. One could argue that Goodell even ‘encouraging’ a team to sign any player in particular is an overstep.

    You cannot mandate employment for any individual. Teams are completely within their rights to choose to sign, or not sign, anyone. And it truly is that simple regardless of what side of the Kap fence you stand on.

  36. I suppose Kaepernick will take less money then the $12.5 he walked on by opting out? Not a chance.

  37. rodgerstonelson says:
    June 15, 2020 at 11:01 pm
    DFWHawkGuy says:
    June 15, 2020 at 8:45 pm
    Give a salary cap exception, Roger. Kap deserves to be paid 10 times the salary he should be paid for his contributions to humanity. Do the right thing and let’s get a Super Bowl QB back on the field that was cut by a placating franchise in Santa Clara and then neglected by the rest of the league. The time is right to make things right!!?————————————————————————————————————————If you are going to spew junk…Please get it right KAP WALKED AWAY FROM HIS CONTRACT. HE WAS NOT CUT.
    ___________________________________________________________________
    ….No! You get it right! The 49rs notified Kaep on March 3 of plans to release Him. On March 9 Kaep OPTED out of His contract to become a free agent. As anyone would in His position. Facts do matter

  38. Ok Rodger, I ENCOURAGE the NFL to be 100% transparent and release details of the settlement you agreed to with Kaepernick.

  39. The thing about appeasing and feeding an angry alligator (or rage mob) is that once they’re fed, they’ll always be hungry again.

    Even if some team does sign Kaepernick, that will appease people for all of 3 days until the new demands are made for more “justice.”

  40. The Rams, as the reporting went, were nudged by the league in 2014 to select Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in the draft pool. Then, after the Rams cut Sam, Goodell reportedly called around to persuade someone to put Sam on a practice squad. The Cowboys eventually did.
    ——————-
    Ahahaha. Ironically, a great example because people were clamouring about how the former co-SEC defensive player of the year should absolutely be on a team, yada, yada, yada and then he was…and he was out of shape and terrible and couldn’t make it in the CFL either. That will be Kap. Teams will overlook anything if a guy can help. Oh please put this fake martyr on a team. Lol.

    Jersey sales, really? Who’s buying a backup QB jersey for $200? Get real…

  41. Kaep should never have been blackballed in the first place. At least this now gives teams the option to bring him in for a real workout, and if they like what they see they can sign him, if not they won’t.

  42. Before anyone signs him, what are CK’s demands? We need to know the salary, starting or not, etc. This way, every team and all the fans will know if he is serious or not. No team is going to sign a QB who hasn’t played in 3 years starting QB pay unless that team is getting draft picks or a super bowl. How will the other teams respond to extra picks or a super bowl being given to sign one player? Let’s see his demands and go from there.

  43. 1. Cam Newton is available for $20 mil a year
    2. Blake Bortles is available for league minimum.
    3. Kaep lost his starting job to Blaine “Freaking” Gabbert
    4. Newton> Bortles > Gabbert > Kaepernick
    5. Kaep opted out of his contract to make more money and nobody wants to pay him that money bc see 1,2,3,4

  44. Grumpy Santa says:
    June 16, 2020 at 9:01 am
    Kaep should never have been blackballed in the first place. At least this now gives teams the option to bring him in for a real workout, and if they like what they see they can sign him, if not they won’t.

    ——-

    The league went out of their way and offered to bring Kaep in for a workout…..and Kaep changed the venue at the last minute.

  45. His stats would make him a great backup QB, as a starter that has yet to be seen. In all the stat columns that count he’s a little low, but he has great motivation to excel. There are a few teams that would be crazy to not consider signing him.

  46. A team for sure, but It’s Team Nike by Phil Knight. That’s the only team that can pay CK’s asking price he commands for basically doing nothing. You see, he had no choice other than to kneel down years ago. His career was over and he got advise on how to bring attention to a cause and himself. It’s always been about himself too. Past his belief, nobody should believe that was his only mission. CK + Nike = Kneel Down.

  47. I hope that my former team from Washington signs this clown – then they can have two worthless prima donnas who can’t play at NFL levels and maybe the team should re-sign the Great Gimmick so they can have a trifecta of loserness. And with any luck, they can have a royal toilet flush by signing Cam Cheating! Oh, joy!

  48. no need to sign him. it will just make NFL
    more of a mess then it is now.plenty of QB out there

  49. Setting aside the politicizing and simply evaluating his football talent, even when Kaepernick was in his prime there were serious flaws in his game. Yes he achieved some success early on when Alex Smith got hurt. His gimmicky style of play initially surprised the league and he won a lot of games running around like a wild man. But the league quickly figured out how to defense him. He is NOT a good pocket passer and he is very inaccurate. Plus he has suffered many injuries and his mobility is probably compromised compared to back in 2017.

    Bottom line he’s not worth a roster spot unless a team simply wants to make a statement on police brutality. I hope my team does not waste a roster spot for that reason, there’s a lot of better options out there for teams to promote the cause of police reform.

  50. He was given chances to play, he blew them on top of walking away from his job. Just stop groveling to this prima donna, it’s sickening.

  51. Let’s forget about the antics that led to Kap being considered a cancer by all 32 teams in the league and focus on the reality. This is a player who hasn’t taken a snap in four years and by all accounts is nowhere near the kind of physical shape he was when he played in the Super Bowl. Any team who signs him is basically committing suicide for the 2020 season. The only guarantee they’ll have by starting Kap is the first overall pick in 2021.

    For all those fools who claim Kap is a top 15 talent, please stop embarrassing yourselves. The fact is that while still on the NFL payroll he was replaced by Blaine Gabbert. Twice.

  52. Colin has to want to play and be willing to take backup money and know that he is a backup and not competing for with the starter on most teams that would sign him.

  53. And this comes after Goodell tried to railroad Kaepernick with that stupid “workout” he arranged last year, just to cover his own butt, while only giving Kaepernick 24 hours notice.
    The chickens have come home to roost Rog.

  54. Why doesn’t Goodell hire him to work in his office and work on sensitivity training? That would be fun and he is clearly no less qualified to do that… They could hang out together and march to lunch every day…

  55. Kaepernick turned-away $16.9Mil in 2016, was cut. Denver offered him 2yr/$7Mil and it wasn’t good enough so Kaepernick made the decision NOT to play in the NFL for “that pittance”. Why should any team bend-over backwards to sign him for more than he’s worth? Joe Flacco decided to stay in the league in 2020 for $1.5Mil/yr… and he’s an aging Super Bowl winning QB. What has CK done in the last 5 years?

  56. He’s not going to do it. Teams had figured him out by his last year in the league, and his days as a starter were coming to an end in San Fransisco and he knew it.

    He’s got too much to lose. If he comes back and struggles – which is likely – his bubble of invulnerability is going to pop and fast.

  57. The hypocrisy is staggering. The league blackballed Kap. Now all of a sudden Goodell’s saying that a team should be ‘encouraged’ to sign him?? Either Kap’s worthy of a roster spot, or he isn’t. There’s no in between.

  58. dcpatfan says:
    June 16, 2020 at 8:37 am
    ….No! You get it right! The 49rs notified Kaep on March 3 of plans to release Him. On March 9 Kaep OPTED out of His contract to become a free agent. As anyone would in His position. Facts do matter
    =====================
    I do not entirely agree with this point. Tell me which of these statements looks better for Kap:
    A. I am no longer in the league because I opted out of my contract and then no one else signed me.
    B. I am no longer in the league because the team I played for cut me, and then no one else signed me.

    Just because he decided to break up with the Niners before the Niners were able to break up with him, it still looks better for his argument if they cut him. He should have forced them to cut him. He had a stronger position if the Niners cut him, “as part of the NFL’s decision to blackball him”.

  59. DFWHawkGuy says:
    June 15, 2020 at 8:45 pm
    Give a salary cap exception, Roger. Kap deserves to be paid 10 times the salary he should be paid for his contributions to humanity. Do the right thing and let’s get a Super Bowl QB back on the field that was cut by a placating franchise in Santa Clara and then neglected by the rest of the league. The time is right to make things right!!?
    ———————————————————-
    Kap opted out of the last year of his contract. He knew he was going to be cut and wanted to hit free-agency sooner, then later. SB qb? Yeah, then he went 8-8, 2-6 and 1-10. The year he went 1-10 and was benched, the backup came in and led the same 1-10 team to a 1-4 finish at 1/8 the cost of what Kap was making. Maybe your team should try to bring in Terry Bradshaw. He’s a SB qb as well. Stats? Kap had similar stats to Trevor Siemian in 2016. Where is Trevor now? Yup, sitting on a different team’s bench.

  60. Regardless of the political implications he brings, I think the thing to consider is can he still play? He’s been out of the league awhile. Would he consider a backup QB position if he can’t win the job outright? Most coaches/GM’s don’t want a back up QB generating a ton of media attention. I definitely believe he’s better than 64 other QB’s in the league. I’m not sure, after a long layoff, he’s in the Top 32 today. Doesn’t mean he can’t get there. If his agent is doing his job, Kap should have multiple invites to attend someone’s training camp. The question is does he want to compete or does he feel he is owed a job? Regardless of where or what he was as QB when he didn’t get signed, the NFL is about how you can help a team win TODAY. If he can, he should get a job. If he can’t, he still has the Nike endorsement.

  61. Attempt at a non-offensive name says:
    June 16, 2020 at 12:06 pm
    dcpatfan says:
    June 16, 2020 at 8:37 am
    ….No! You get it right! The 49rs notified Kaep on March 3 of plans to release Him. On March 9 Kaep OPTED out of His contract to become a free agent. As anyone would in His position. Facts do matter
    =====================
    I do not entirely agree with this point. Tell me which of these statements looks better for Kap:
    A. I am no longer in the league because I opted out of my contract and then no one else signed me.
    B. I am no longer in the league because the team I played for cut me, and then no one else signed me.

    Just because he decided to break up with the Niners before the Niners were able to break up with him, it still looks better for his argument if they cut him. He should have forced them to cut him. He had a stronger position if the Niners cut him, “as part of the NFL’s decision to blackball him”.
    ____________________________________________________
    whether you agree or not is irrelevant. Kaep did not care what “looks better” and you cannot say what Kaep “should have” done.
    Kaep took a knee in the 2016 season and by the 2017 season was notified He would be cut. HE took the option to OPT OUT to hit free agency early. A wise decision. His impending “Blackballing” unfortunately derailed His plan.

    #makeitright

  62. Kaepernick’s last 3 seasons: 11-24 record (1-10 in final season), 60% completion rate, 51.3 avg QBR.

    Perspective: Since Kaepernick’s last winning season in the league, Peyton Manning has been to the Super Bowl twice and the Patriots have won the SB 3 times.

    Yes, it has been that long!

    I support his protests, but the performance results are clear.

  63. Kaepernick needs to have his bluff called so we can see how he sabotages a tryout yet again. Dude doesn’t want to play. Being a martyr is for life and pays better. If he comes back and plays lousy, all that is over with.

  64. So here come the “I’ll never watch the NFL again.” Guess what? There are waiting lists to get season tickets to almost EVERY NFL team. Your money won’t be missed by the league. There are literally thousands of people waiting to take your place.

    The league is slowly changing to target younger fans. Many of them agree with what Kap was doing.

    Those that claim by losing them as fans will hurt the NFL in the pocket need to really take a look around. You can and will be replaced by younger fans that will spend the same amount as you. The NFL isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

  65. Roger “I’m woke” Goodell telling NFL teams to sign a QB who sucks, would create division amongst fans, and a distraction for the locker room. I’m sure owners want this on their team. NOT

  66. He hasn’t played since 2016. Plus, for those who try to use the “he led them to a Super Bowl” argument, note that Super Bowl was SEVEN YEARS AGO.

  67. bastageman says:
    June 15, 2020 at 10:43 pm
    nitzie says:
    June 15, 2020 at 8:33 pm
    Americans stand.

    ——————-
    Americans are free stand OR kneel…a true patriot would understand that…

    ———————

    Real patriots stand for the Anthem. Labeling someone who sits/kneels for the Anthem as a patriot is as irrational as labeling a prayer basher as a Christian.

  68. Seems to me that if Kaepernick took a job in the NFL at this point, it would be humiliating more than anything else. Knowing that you didn’t earn the job based on ability or merit, but got it because a team took pity on him and just wants some social media woke points.

    Face it, Kaepernick’s career is over. Talent alone, the guy got benched for Blaine Gabbert and was flat out not a good quarterback. But add in the baggage that would now come with signing him and forget it. He’s poison for whatever franchise that picks him up. I mean, look at the flack Pete Carroll recently got and all he did was work him out once. Imagine the public backlash from the cancel culture mob if you dared cut him because he wasn’t any good.

  69. It’s not the offer or signing him that has teams hesitant. They know it is more likely than not that Kaepernick will not legitimately make the 53 man roster & waiving him will cause unnecessary disruption. Leaving him as the backup QB will distract, as well, unless it’s a team set (Seahawks) at starter.

    Sometimes doing the right thing hurts. Here; doing right or wrong will be disruptive. What is right needs to be done, I totally agree. What is right?

  70. Arsenic doesn’t have a job in the NFL because he sucks, not because he’s black. He has no job outside of football because he’s lazy. Hope this helps, Roger.

  71. Anyone who signs him will be called a racist if they cut him, so he will have a job for life.

  72. bastageman says:
    June 15, 2020 at 10:43 pm
    nitzie says:
    June 15, 2020 at 8:33 pm
    Americans stand.
    ——————-
    Americans are free stand OR kneel…a true patriot would understand that…
    ***************************************************************************

    Its better to live on your feet than to die on your knees.

  73. San Francisco still cannot get that smile off their faces from Kap ripping up his $12.5 million dollar contract and just walking out the door.

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