Lions ownership will support coach and G.M. if they want Colin Kaepernick

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Last season, the Lions fell apart after a strong start when quarterback Matthew Stafford got hurt. This season, would they consider signing Colin Kaepernick in an effort to improve the backup quarterback situation?

If they do, the Lions’ ownership will be supportive.

New Lions principal owner Sheila Ford Hamp said today that if the Lions’ coaching staff and General Manager Bob Quinn want Kaepernick, ownership will support that decision.

Hamp also said that if players kneel during the national anthem they’ll be supported by the organization, although she said she personally will not kneel.

So if the Lions do not sign Kaepernick, it is clear that decision is coming from Quinn and head coach Matt Patricia, not from higher up.

72 responses to “Lions ownership will support coach and G.M. if they want Colin Kaepernick

  1. The Lions organization doesn’t need the media circus drama that Kaep will bring. The Lions need to strongly avoid that

  2. Kaepernick has 4 career playoff wins, and he’s led a team to the super bowl. Matt Stafford has zero career playoff wins. Who’s the backup?

  3. This ALL relies on how much $$$$$$ Kaepernick wants to get paid. If he thinks he’s going to get starting QB money to carry a clipboard he is out of his lane. He needs to get a shot, make the roster, and then hope and pray he gets the chance to show he still has the tools to do the job. His big payday days are over. Now we’ll see if he’s more about the money then the game. After all he had a starting job and walked on $12,500,000.00 guaranteed money. He needs to come in and prove himself. It has yet to be seen if he’s willing to do that.

  4. Why would Detroit sign Kaepernick? Why would anybody? Any team that signs Kaepernick would clearly be doing so for non football reasons.

    Kaepernick doesnt want to play and be exposed as the 3rd stringer everybody knows he is.,Much wiser and far more profitable to play the victim and cry how he never got a chance.

  5. the lions were one of the teams who were going to attend his NFL workout. I hope he gets a shot to prove himself one way or the other. Then this whole story line can be shelved and we cab move on.

  6. She just wants to make sure everyone knows how woke she is so the mob won’t target her or say bad things about the Lions.

  7. Why not give him a tryout? If he’s better than your backup, give him the job. If he is washed up, send him on his way. Don’t make football decisions based on people’s political views. My guess is that there are very extreme lefties and righties in every locker room right now.

  8. He’s got a better playoff record than Stafford has after his 11 year career of turning the ball over in the playoffs and choking….

  9. barnwhipple69 says:
    June 23, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    The Lions organization doesn’t need the media circus drama that Kaep will bring. The Lions need to strongly avoid that

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    Yeah totally because as if there isn’t enough locker room drama in Detroit where former players (Slay, Diggs and Snacks to name a few) are begging for a trade to get away from the failure Matt Patricia!

  10. If there is one team that could benefit from Kaepernick, it’s definitely the Lions. The Lions need to try anything at this point, their team has been terrible since the 50’s.

  11. Seems like everyone who doesn’t have the actual job of signing football players is for Kaepernick playing for their team. Just exercising your woke bona fides without it actually meaning anything.

  12. If her GM and cCoach want a 32 year old “QB” that hasn’t played in 4 years. They should be fired.

  13. What a JOKE to even think of this. This kind of thinking is the reason the lions are basement dwellers.

  14. They don’t want him. Nobody wants him. He was never a good passer, and he’s too old and beat up to be effective as a runner. Unlike the average honk who comments here, I’m fully behind the BLM movement, but I wouldn’t want him on my team. Dude is done. I wish him success in his post-football endeavors, and hope he keeps up the charity work.

  15. I loved kap when he was effective, sadly this kap was a injury plagued, inefficient, ineffective on the down side of his career version some four years ago. This kap couldn’t beat out Blaine gabbert for God’s sake !!

  16. Owner: Please tell me you aren’t interested in Kaep as a player?

    Coaches: We aren’t.

    Owner: Ok, in that case, I’m gonna go make a statement!

    ————-

    I’d bet good money that’s the backstory here.

  17. Sign him already, let the social justice warriors have their 5 minutes To buy his jersey, pretend to know anything about football, watch him throw 3 picks in a pre-season game then shout in everyone’s face “see, he can still play“!! The following week the warriors will move is to their next favor of the day platform to protest. XYZ team can cut Kaep, he can get back to getting paid by Nike for a fake cause, and then life can get back to somewhat normal.

  18. What has kneeling accomplished? If it worked they wouldn’t be rioting and burning down buildings. Kneeling only brings attention to yourself. Kaep hasn’t accomplished anything on or off the field.

  19. LionshaveStaffordforoveradecadeandZEROplayoffwins says:
    June 23, 2020 at 4:23 pm
    barnwhipple69 says:
    June 23, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    The Lions organization doesn’t need the media circus drama that Kaep will bring. The Lions need to strongly avoid that

    ______

    Yeah totally because as if there isn’t enough locker room drama in Detroit where former players (Slay, Diggs and Snacks to name a few) are begging for a trade to get away from the failure Matt Patricia!

    Exactly how many playoff wins did Slay & those guys get for the Lions? Slay and those guys were more interested in promoting themselves on social media than winning. Those guys were a locker room cancer. Lions fans should be glad they’re gone.

  20. The lions just signed Chase Daniel on a 3 year deal to be the backup. 5mil guaranteed, so they are set at backup. Pretty easy to say you will support Kaep after you already spent your backup QB money.

  21. I have no idea how good or bad of a quarterback he is at this point. Probably pretty bad is my guess. But if you think he shouldn’t even get a tryout…if you think a U.S. citizen should not have the chance to try out for or apply for a job because of you disagree with his political beliefs? Well, you do not understand this country (or the flag that supposedly represents it) all. You have lost your mind…or never understood this country to begin with.

  22. Chase Daniel is a terrible backup when being compared to Kaepernick, lol.

  23. “This ALL relies on how much $$$$$$ Kaepernick wants to get paid. If he thinks he’s going to get starting QB money to carry a clipboard he is out of his lane.”

    He’s made it clear for quite some time that he doesn’t expect starters $. But you be you.

  24. This will be the nail in the coffin for laundry hamper Patricia and Quinn.

    Patricia and probably Quinn will be gone before the end of the year. The sooner the better for the Lions, they need five years of quality drafting, not bust TE’s in the first round multiple times within four years, lmao!

  25. Kap was the reason that San Fran lost and the lights had to go out. Until these guys learn to read defenses they never last long I don’t care how much they bend the rules to favor them

  26. Josh says:
    June 23, 2020 at 5:11 pm
    The lions just signed Chase Daniel on a 3 year deal to be the backup. 5mil guaranteed, so they are set at backup. Pretty easy to say you will support Kaep after you already spent your backup QB money.
    ______________

    Not sure why this got thumbs downed so much.

    It was a smart PR move by the owner to declare her support while also having a built-in excuse for the GM/coach to point to why they wouldn’t bring him in.

  27. I’m a Lions fan, and from a football standpoint, why not? Inside the facility, and on the field/sidelines, what harm comes from giving him a shot? If he is comparable to the other options in both ability and salary, go for it.

    Personally, I look at it as if the league had a combine for 50 quarterback prospects tomorrow, inviting all the XFL, AAF, undrafteds, free agents, etc to a workout. Fifty guys, all wearing the exact same solid gray uniforms with long sleeves, going through the evaluations. If he is athletically able to get signed in that type of scenario, then he should be signed even without that scenario. Politics be damned.

  28. I would NOT support that! The Lions have enough of an embarrassing history. We don’t need to add on. Plus, they should be trying to win games. When have they ever done that? Is the daughter going to actually try, because her parents sure didn’t. Worst NFL owners that come to mind in recent history: (no particular order): Al Davis (post 1980’s), Dan Snyder, Fords, Bill Bidwell, Woody Johnson. Time for the Lions to change the culture, get rid of fat boy, hire a real GM and coach, and stop playing around!

  29. Don’t worry about Kap, Phil Knight and George Soros will continue to fund the movement and keep Kap rolling in💵💵💵

  30. Forget about him at playing QB… He’d be a great owner, let the women just count there money.

  31. You can’t bring in Kaepernick. All the players know he’s a super bowl caliber QB, and their current high priced guy hasn’t won any playoff games in his entire career. The players would be wanting Kaepernick to play, and that would divide the locker room, for sure. Sometimes you’re better off pretending like you’re trying to win, than actually winning. You can’t make this stuff up, but that’s where we are. Actually, a lot of the fans would rather keep losing than play Kaepernick. So most owners and most fans aren’t all in on winning, yet we expect players to play hurt. People are funny.

  32. And why would any NFL team want a QB who hasn’t played in 4 years and who had a terrible record his last 10 games?

  33. Kaepernick is a supporter of Joanne Chesimard, who murdered a NJ state trooper and escaped to Cuba. Not a good look for the Lions.

  34. You right-wingers want Kaep to go away. If he signs with a team, there would eb initially a lot of media coverage but it would go away once games were played. So in theory if he signs with a team, he goes away.

  35. That’s a great statement from ownership, Jerry Jones could learn a thing from her.

    Jones is a great businessman but he will never be mistaken for having integrity.

  36. There is a way to do this and do this right. Dwayne Haskins marches in the protest, demonstrating class and commitment to racial cause. It is not to fault Colin. But Dwayne’s example and quiet dignity is precisely the type of example when need to bring the country together in these troubled times.

  37. Having a real backup QB would have definitely helped the Lions last season. But – Patricia & Quinn didn’t see it that way. They didn’t have a decent backup. They didn’t consider hiring Kaepernick. They’ve tanked the franchise. The real question is whether Sheila Ford is willing to fire those two for their overall incompetence.

    It’s funny how all of the Kaep haters keep on hating. A police officer kneels on a person’s neck for almost nine minutes, resulting in that person’s death; but, y’all are still upset about Kaepernick kneeling to call attention to that kind of police brutality.

  38. Let’s not forget he walked away from $14 million on his own. However, sign him so we can all see what everyone already knows, he isn’t very good.

  39. Kapernicks football career is over. I know it’s a hard pill to swallow. He made is bed.

  40. I don’t think he really even wants to play anymore. Besides he got paid big time already from his lawsuit he filed last year and won. Set for life now.

  41. footballpat says:
    June 23, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    Stop just stop. The man deserves an opportunity end of story.

    ——————

    Why – because of his 1-10 record as a starter when he last played in 2016? Explain why he is so deserving over others with better records who haven’t been out of the league for 4 years and who haven’t caused so much trouble for the league. Why don’t you explain what makes him so deserving and why that should be “end of story.” I’m really curious. Really.

  42. He’s made it clear for quite some time that he doesn’t expect starters $. But you be you.
    ——
    He has? I haven’t read that anywhere. Last thing I’ve seen written was him requesting $20 million to play in the XFL.

  43. He had 15 TD and 4 int’l in his last year with a horrendous team– better than any backup in history

  44. Sounds like owners are proactively taking themselves out of the next collusion lawsuit. “I said it was okay to hire him, you can’t sue me!”

  45. One fact remains. Not one single NFL player, coach or GM has ever said that Kap is not good enough to play in the NFL. All the people who are saying that have never played a down in NFL football. They just want to deny the obvious, and the obvious is that Kap is being blackballed. Denial is not a river in Egypt.

  46. SIGN HIM!!

    Lions play the Packers 2 times a season. The Smith Brothers will do the Malachi Crunch on him all game long!

    (I just showed my age, right?)

  47. “After all he had a starting job and walked on $12,500,000.00 guaranteed money.”

    sure did and it was a very stupid move on his and his agents part knowing just how the NFL owners felt about his kneeling(and many still do) and the very real possibility of getting blackballed(which happened).he was a man before his time with his protest as it turned out but the cost was astronomical.good luck to him.

  48. Will the Lions ownership support the coach and GM after another losing season? The previous coach was sacked after multiple 9-7 seasons. The current coach has gone 6-10 and 3-12-1. Jason Garrett could do better.

  49. I think the Lions, or any other team should sign Kaepernick and give him the starting job. Even if he plays terribly. This is bigger than football. Far bigger. So what if the team loses all the time. They will be unified in their losing. The team and the fans will all be in the losing journey together. Results on the field are meaningless. Sending the message is far far more important. Sign Kaepernick now!

  50. yourpoliticalpartyistheproblem says:
    June 23, 2020 at 4:13 pm
    Why not give him a tryout?

    +++

    Um, they DID — ALL BY HIMSELF, and he decided to blow it off.

  51. I’m not a Lions hater, and actually like Stafford, but in all honesty with the limited amount of media attention the Lions get anyhow, if they signed Kaepernick would anyone really notice all that much?

  52. > Kaepernick has 4 career playoff wins, and he’s led a team
    > to the super bowl. Matt Stafford has zero career playoff wins.
    > Who’s the backup?

    Good lord. If you are foolish to believe that Stafford is the problem with this dysfunctional franchise, maybe you should watch tennis.

  53. charliecharger says:
    “You can’t bring in Kaepernick. All the players know he’s a super bowl caliber QB”
    ______________________

    Really? LMAO

  54. How foolish to overlook Stafford’s turnovers in the 4th QTR of the three playoff chances he has had with the likes of Calvin Johnson and N. Suh for a couple of them. Stafford puts up great stats in garbage time, he’s overrated and he had three strikes in the playoffs, he’s 100% responsible for those losses, not the refs. lol.

  55. If you want to try him out because he’s a stellar qb, (which he’s NOT), who has the potential to take your team to the Super Bowl, by all means!! If you want to try him out for any other reason, don’t waste your money, don’t waste you time and don’t violate your fans! If he was like Mahomes or Brady or Rogers, or even Wilson, by all means, but teams are NOT breaking down the doors with offers for his services because he sucks. He can’t read defenses and he wants primadona money. He’s not work league minimum!

  56. This means nothing. It’s just a way for ownership to capitalize on the current sway of public opinion. Plenty of teams are saying the same thing, it’s an excuse for these owners because they can just say their coach or GM didn’t want him so we didn’t sign him.

    Mark Davis said it, Anthony Lynn said it, Pete Carroll said it. Pete Carroll has literally said that Colin is awesome and a “starter” in the league, but yet he continues to employ Geno Smith?

    And the money issue isn’t an issue. Kaep would be getting a vet minimum deal for 1 year to come in and compete for a backup job.

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