I wanted to just give you a quick update on where Colin Kaepernick would be starting as quarterback this fall, mostly because I was still dreading that the Jets were going to pick him up. Sadly, I ran into a problem with the premise for the story because it seems as if he’s still unemployed. We had a bit of a tease last month when Spike Lee announced that the Seahawks had signed him, but that announcement mysteriously disappeared in a few hours. It seemed to have something to do with the flood of calls going into their Seattle headquarters which were met with confused silence followed by, “um… you know this is the Seahawks office, right?”
I did get another hit on my Google News alerts for my custom search term of “Kaepernick Signed Free-Agent” but it wound up being a story about the twenty other free agent QBs who were signed while nobody had taken him. Interestingly enough, the list includes a three year deal from the Bears for Mike Glennon worth $45M. That’s got to sting, considering Glennon threw only eleven passes in the past two years, had a less than 60% completion record and passer rating which would, if it were your core body temperature, indicate that you’d been dead for a couple of days.
But that doesn’t mean that Colin hasn’t been in the news. It just wasn’t for football. I know you’re dreading to read on, but as they say… in for a penny, in for a pound. He’s been doing the SJW street lecture circuit again, this time weighing in with new information about our nation’s law enforcement officers. (Fox News)
NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick compared police officers to fugitive slave patrolmen after a Minnesota officer was acquitted in the shooting death of a black motorist.
Kaepernick tweeted his displeasure with the verdict, with a graphic reading “You can’t ignore your history – always remember who they are.”
Between the lines, a police badge is shown side-by-side with a “fugitive slave patrol” badge.
Yep, it’s apparently real. And here it is.
A system that perpetually condones the killing of people, without consequence, doesn't need to be revised, it needs to be dismantled! pic.twitter.com/BVVPVZIQyD
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) June 16, 2017
Not for nothing, but much like several politicians we could name, Kaepernick might actually have a starting position by now if he could just keep his sizable cleats out of his own mouth. No team wants to deal with PR like this unless the player is absolutely a franchise investment who’s going to take them to the playoffs. Kaepernick’s numbers aren’t that terrible, but he’s not anywhere near the top ten. And the owners don’t want to have to defend that kind of thing. The cops are the ones stopping people from rioting outside your locker room. Oh, and all of those security guards inside the stadium during games? Most of them are off duty cops making some extra cash.
It’s almost July. Any NFL QB without a contract at this point is probably looking at waiting until somebody’s starter gets a season ending injury. And even then they might take a pass on you if their legal and public relations teams are going to spend half of your salary yet again defending all your antics. But hey… you do you, man.