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Old 05-16-2017, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Northern NJ
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Various news outlets appear vexed that NFL teams are not signing Colin Kaepernick, citing the fact that other apparently less qualified quarterbacks are being signed while he is left unemployed. They then go on to state the obvious as if it were Revelation: that he is being blackballed for his political expression.


Well guess what? It is perfectly reasonable and acceptable not to want to hire someone who is an irrational turncoat rabble-rouser who sees fit to inject his personal political views where they are not wanted and don't belong.


So I support NFL teams that specifically do want to hire him because of his political views and propensity to express them improperly and inappropriately in the workplace.


Judgment for NFL.

 
Old 05-16-2017, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Phila Pa
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Despite the rumors I doubt Kaep is being boycotted. In fact the Seahawks are talking with him now. At this point his expectations are to be a starter with a starters salary. He may have to accept a back-up role and a back-up salary. But he will be with somebody at some point this season. Take that to the bank.
 
Old 05-16-2017, 03:03 PM
 
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kaepernicks time has past as a starter. he has been ineffective lately as said starter and thus doesnt deserve starter money. at this point in his career he would be a decent back up for a number of teams that need one. but he is going to have to either accept less money, or not play at all, his choice.
 
Old 05-16-2017, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Phila Pa
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He may not be as bad a starter as you think. He certainly was not the worst last season, and if you look at his stats from his last 8 starts, they were better then half the starters in the league. Many of the the niner's losses were due to just being a very bad team. But yes I agree he most likely signs as a back-up.
 
Old 05-16-2017, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Unless the rookie is ready to start Kap is better than the rest of the Texans quarterbacks. Hire the scumbag.
 
Old 05-16-2017, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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The NFL employs all sorts of rapists, killers and woman-beaters, but a guy taking a knee is where they stand. Good to know where your priorities lie.
 
Old 05-16-2017, 03:43 PM
 
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He may not be as bad a starter as you think. He certainly was not the worst last season, and if you look at his stats from his last 8 starts, they were better then half the starters in the league. Many of the the niner's losses were due to just being a very bad team. But yes I agree he most likely signs as a back-up.
while i agree with you that his performance was better than half the league, it was still sub par these days considering how good he was when he broke into the league.

perhaps he could still start on a good team, like say the seahawks or other team that has solid players around him. but even then he still wouldnt be what he was. his time as a starter has past.
 
Old 05-16-2017, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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He donated $600,000 to charities last year so with that alone he's already better than most NFL players.

He should come back to the Motherland. Back up Rodgers.

 
Old 05-16-2017, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Kaep's main problem is that he's a legend in his own mind. I think he's got an overvalued sense of his worth based on one solid season. See Osweiler, Brock.
 
Old 05-16-2017, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Kaep reportedly was asking for $8-10 mill with a chance to start. Josh McCown got $6 mill with an opportunity to start and he is a very old journeyman who is at least 5 years older than Kaep. Mike Glennon got an average of $15 mill a year with $18 mill guaranteed and ain't started in 2+ seasons and is expected to start. I don't think Kaep has outrageous demands but may need to take what he can get at this point. People point to his record last year but Tom Brady could not have gotten 2 wins with the 49ers last year.
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