I would sign Colin Kaepernick right now if I was a football team. I feel he is a solid player with great attributes, the problem is NFL teams are staying away from him because he stood up for what he thought was right. That is the problem with America today. They preach it is a Freedom to Speak our mind, yet when you do you are crucified. Well Peter King of SI.com, wrote a piece this week about Colin Kaepernick but it was pretty interesting.
Colin Kaepernick. So Kaepernick has bought a place in downtown Manhattan and lives in the big city fairly anonymously. I spent a long draft weekend with the Niners in California, and there are those in the building who think Kaepernick might actually rather do social justice work full-time than play quarterback. He emerges in New York City occasionally for noble cause work, last week donating 100 men’s suits to a parole office in Queens, so recipients, recently out of prison, would look more presentable when going on job interviews. I haven’t talked to Kaepernick, so I have no idea what his gut is telling him about what to do with his life. But it’s crazy that a quarterback who four years ago was coming off a Super Bowl appearance and looked to be a long-term answer has no team now and no hot NFL prospects that anyone can see. If I were a pro scout or a GM with a starting or backup quarterback need, I’d be on a plane to New York to have lunch with Kaepernick to ask him where he sees his life going. And if he sees a football future, and if I had a great quarterback coach (Sean McVay with the Rams, Bruce Arians in Arizona), I’d sign him to an incentive-laden contract. Right now.
Do you think Kaepernick would rather be an activist than a football player? Let me know what you think?