John
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John asked in SportsFootball (American) · 3 weeks ago

Why won't anyone sign Colin kaepernick?

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  • Cory
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    3 weeks ago
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    THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HIS ABILITY ON THE FIELD. It's why no person mentions the workout and how he looked physically 3 years removed from the game AND REMEMBER the NFL didn't want the workout to be televised. So even after he went through the workout, people say he sucks based off three year old stats.

    Why isn't he signed? Because NFL owners are petulant children who bow to the whims of Donald Trump. Kaep has broken no laws and violated no rules. They are scared, for no reason, that his appearance on their team will scare off fans. Which will never happen. If it did there will be people lining up to take those seats.

     This drama was drummed up by racists and (spread by the media---people still kneel but no one cares because it's not reported and there is no pictures or video of it). They say that this was "anti-American" and anti-military. When that has NEVER been the case. They never quote Kaeps words or quotes but they KNOW what he says and wants and his intentions. The military actually backs him up as well. A military servicemember suggested he kneel instead of sitting which he was doing first. 

  • 2 weeks ago

    1.There are several reasons.His 3-16 record in his last 19 starts is probably a good indication of his playing ablity.Lets remember he lost the starting job before he went on his protest! 2.He brings a lot of negitive publicity with him.Many fans don't want him around regardless of his ablity. 3.No owner will admit it but some will never sign the guy over his political stance. 4.He is out of the game to long there are many who believe that regardless of how good of shape your in that once your out a certain amount of time your just going to be injured right away. 5.He reportely wanted $20 million to play in the AAF.Opted out of his 49ers contract that would have paid $17 million.not being to realistic on his value. 6.The Ravens/gf texting issue did not help his standing in the NFL.Can't imagine any owner wanting that cloud hanging over them to happen anytime things go wrong. 7.Some believe he doesn't really want to play just wants to bulid his brand.Hard to say either way if this is true.

  • 2 weeks ago

    Kneeling and issues between he/NFL aside, his play/production had declined quite a bit the last year he played and he was sitting behind Blaine Gabbert.  Although in fairness, I'm sure he was feeling the pressure of the controversy and the team wasn't very good either. 

    Honestly, I'm not sure he really wants to play again, but understandably he wanted/wants that to be his his decision versus the NFL. 

  • 3 weeks ago

    He's not good enough to earn the kind of money he is asking for.  He's also a potential cancer to any franchise.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    NFL enthusiasts will often call football "the ultimate team sport"....critics will often point out how many teams are perfectly willing to overlook bad behavior so long as a player has the talent to help them win games...

    Kaepernick basically violated both these NFL tenets.... He put himself above his team and his teammates by putting his protest first...and even before his release, his skills had diminished to the point were he was no longer considered a winning QB (remember, the whole "protest" thing started when TV reporters spotted Kap SITTING on the bench during the anthem and asked if he was sulking over losing his starting job).

    In short, teams just don't think his skills are proportional to the level of drama he'd bring into the team's locker room....and his choice of shirt and closing "stop running" challenge pretty much tells you he's still more interested in being "Protest Colin" than "QB Colin".

    If he's truly sincere, then good for him....but there's no rule that says teams must bring him in and ignore the fact that a good chunk of his focus won't be on winning games.

    • Cory
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      3 weeks agoReport

      If his skills diminished and was  the reason  why his team sucked, why didn't the team SKYROCKET to the Super Bowl after he was benched or even cut? Why did they fire his head coach, GM, and cut several of his teammates if it was his all fault?

  • abdul
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    3 weeks ago

    He is not a team player. It's all about him and the cameras.

    • abdul
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      2 weeks agoReport

      No he hasn't. He has been a Nike model, hardly "avoiding the cameras". "Some people have sacrificed everything" was the only lie told on him. He grew up in a wealthy privileged home in Turlock CA. He showed up ,at a different location bringing his own camera crew for the photo op. You are the liar.

  • 3 weeks ago

    There are times in life where you have to submit to authority, do things the way the authority says to do them, and not complain if things aren't done your way.

    This is true of any job, including the NFL.

    By moving his workout - effectively not showing up for the NFL sponsored workout and instead holding his own showcase, Kaepernick refused to submit to the authority of the NFL, and instead insisted that everything be done on his terms. He showed the world that if he doesn't like something he's not going to grin & bear it, he's going to refuse to participate and throw a tantrum unless he gets his way.

    That isn't what you want from a QB.

    • Cory
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      3 weeks agoReport

      Standard waiver at a non-standard event to get him to sign it. This has never happened for any one player in history. 

  • 3 weeks ago

    It is not a good enough player for any of the managers or the teams to want to put up with his drama.  Right or wrong in his political views, he is more of a liability then an asset.  

    • tom3 weeks agoReport

      What “drama” would he cause? The only reason there is “drama” is because he’s unsigned.

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