Owners “86” Protesting Colin Kaepernick from NFL
America’s NFL teams “genuinely hate” former San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and 1 executive calling him “an embarrassment to football” a General Manager said Sunday in an interview.
“He can still play at a high level – the problem is 3 things are happening with him,” the source reportedly said.
“First, some teams genuinely believe that he cannot play. They think he is done, shot. I would put that number around 20%.
“Second, some teams fear the backlash from fans after getting him. They think there might be protests or President Donald Trump will Tweet about the team. I would say that number is around 10%. Then there’s another 10% that has a mix of those feelings.
“Third, the rest genuinely hate him and can’t stand what he did by kneeling for our national anthem.”
Colin Kaepernick created a firestorm with his protest against police treatment of minorities last Fall, which might have attributed to current lack of interest on the free-agent market in a league with an oversupply of Quarterbacks.
From all the Noise of the past Fall, the “silence is deafening” now.
“They want nothing to do with him,” the GM said. “They want to move on. They think showing no interest is a form of punishment. I think some teams also want to use Kaepernick as a cautionary tale to stop other players in the future from doing what he did.”
Good for the NFL for sending Mr. Kaepernick packing.
Have a terrific weekend.