NFL Owners Don’t Want Kaepernick For The Same Reason They Don’t Want Tebow [VIDEO]

NFL Owners Don’t Want Kaepernick For The Same Reason They Don’t Want Tebow [VIDEO]

NFL Owners Don’t Want Kaepernick For The Same Reason They Don’t Want Tebow [VIDEO]

The Smithsonian is going to “honor” unemployed football player Colin Kaepernick with an exhibit in the National Museum of African American History. Naturally, there were several obvious questions.

And even with some of the NYPD rallying around Kaepernick, he still doesn’t have a job.

Now, let’s remember a couple of things as we talk about Kaepernick’s current unemployed status within the NFL:
1) He opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in order to become a free agent. Meaning that he walked away from the job he did have because he was convinced that he was worth more. That hasn’t worked out as well as he thought.
2) He has had interviews/tryouts with other teams. But reportedly, he is not interested in being a backup quarterback for less money. There are only 32 teams in the NFL. When the job pool is that small, you have to be an absolute standout to command a starter position as QB. Given Kaepernick’s disastrous last couple of seasons, he can’t bill himself as a starter.

So, here we are, with the NFL preseason in full swing, and it looks more and more like Colin Kaepernick is going to be sitting on a bench in his own house. And this is his own doing.

The NFL viewership numbers are down, and Kaepernick does share some blame for that, no matter how much spin there is. But that isn’t the full reason why the NFL owners won’t take on Kaepernick – and it’s the same reason that they won’t sign Tim Tebow to a NFL contract. Notoriety.

At first glance, Kaepernick and Tebow don’t seem to have much in common. But they both come with a media circus that is focused on their stances and personalities, not their performance on the football field. While Kaepernick, after all his protesting, couldn’t be bothered to vote in the 2016 election, Tebow has stood out for his faith and has been unashamed of telling his story.

Tebow, a Heisman Trophy winner, should have a job today in the NFL. But he doesn’t. And after his stint with the Denver Broncos, he has never played football professionally again. Now, if he had won the Super Bowl with the Broncos, this would be a different story. But neither he nor Kaepernick have a Super Bowl ring. Tebow is now playing minor league baseball for the New York Mets, and the fans have followed him, much to the amusement and chagrin of the mediawho still follow him themselves.

The treatment of Tim Tebow by the NFL should have been a warning sign to Colin Kaepernick, but it wasn’t. Kaepernick, who embraced social justice, thought he was different and bet on himself. But the controversy, plus his poor performance, have sealed his fate. NFL owners want winning teams, they want fans watching on TV, and they want to earn as much money as possible. There is too much risk, with too little reward, for signing Kaepernick. So, unless a starting quarterback has a season-ending injury, and a team is desperate enough to take on what will undoubtedly follow, I predict that Colin Kaepernick will be sitting down, watching the games at home, for the 2017 season. And if in space, no one can hear you scream… well, at home, no one can see you sit or take a knee during the National Anthem, either.

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  • They should put Kaepernick’s “Cops are pigs” socks on display. n a dumpster around the back.

  • Wfjag says:

    If the Smithsonian really wants to honor a black NFL Quarterback, it should honor former Redskins Quarterback, Doug Williams. Mr Williams was the first black Quarterback to win the Super Bowl, and was the Super Bowl MVP. He set several records along the way. He’s known for helping others, but his activism isn’t the showy kind. However, honoring Mr. Williams would be honoring a person for accomplishment, which isn’t currently in vogue among our self-appointed cultural elites.

  • GWB says:

    The treatment of Tim Tebow by the NFL should have been a warning sign to Colin Kaepernick, but it wasn’t.

    Well, that’s because Tebow was guilty of badthink, and Kaeperdick was doing rightthink and groupthink. So, the whole thing should have been way different. Now, who’s your daddy big brother?

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