For some reason, we’re still talking about Colin Kaepernick (see Colin Kaepernick Praises Fidel Castro. Fails Functional IQ Test and Gold Star Mom Responds to Colin Kaepernick: ‘Shame on you…’). Poor guy can’t find an NFL team, and it’s totally for political reasons. Or, as former NFL Quarterback and dog aficionado Michael Vick says, it’s because Colin isn’t very good.
“It has nothing to do with him being blackballed…I really think the stand that he took has nothing to do with him not having a job of playing in the National Football League right now. And being frank, Colin didn’t have the best two years his last two seasons. It wasn’t as productive as what we’ve seen him do.
I think in terms of him getting back on the field, it’s going to have to be a team that suits his skill set and what he does well: mobility inside and outside of the pocket, making plays with his feet, maybe a little bit of the wildcat — whatever they want to call it — mixed in, but it has to be some kind of scheme that helps Kaepernick and that team in terms of productivity.
Here’s the thing about NFL owners: they could give a damn about you political or behind the scenes drama as long as you win football games. Look at Michael Vick. The man did prison time for running an illegal dog fighting ring. He’s a dog killer in a country that often places more value on dogs than people. Yet he found a team willing to take a chance on him. Because he could still go on the field and play. I remember, because I had him on my fantasy team his first season back.
And granted that team was the Eagles, whose fans throw snowballs at Santa Claus, but still. Effectively scoring touchdowns > dead pitbulls.
If Colin was as concerned with playing as he was with being an SJW, he would have a team right now. Alas, Colin Kaepernick’s playing career is as valuable as one of Vick’s dead pit bulls. Which may be one reason he tried deflecting attention from his career with a protest on the anthem. You think?