Colin Kaepernick left almost $17 million on the table for the 2017 season just to escape of San Francisco alive. So far, his escape looks like a costly one.
It is certainly befuddling, from a football point of view, that a man with a Super Bowl start on his list of accolades hasn’t been offered even a backup job in a league with a scarcity of quarterback talent. Even Blaine Gabbert, who was benched last season when Colin Kaepernick returned to the starting lineup, has a new job. Gabbert signed with the Arizona Cardinals.
Why can't Colin Kaepernick get a signed?
Is it because teams and their fan base simply do not support an anti-American disrespecting the entire crowd and country before each game? It's quite feasible that team owners are afraid that Kaepernick continue to take a knee and tarnish their image and go against the vast majority of American's beliefs in his antics and what he claims they stand for.
Perhaps, NFL teams won't sign him because he's just not that good anymore. Statistics would suggest he has regained a bit of his skill ratings which nosedived over the past few seasons.
Also possible would be that Kaepernick's lack of opportunities are also due to his demanded contract amount, which is rumored to be far beyond what most backup quarterbacks are valued at.
The most loudly sung reasoning behind his lack of a job in the National Football League is he is being blackballed for his racially motivated protests.
“I don’t think there’s any question that there are some owners who wouldn’t have him in the league, much less on their team,” Harry Edwards, the renowned sociologist and personal adviser to Kaepernicl said. “But I fully expect one (team to sign him), because it’s in the best interest of the league to have him on a team.
“You can’t have a league that’s approaching 80% black, and then say it you stand up and say anything relevant to these issues – especially in the age of (President) Trump – this is what happens to you. You can’t do that. You can’t just up and write off black protests as if this were 1950.”
While Edwards is clearly biased in his opinions regarding his client, Kaepernick said in March that he would resume standing for the anthem. Yet this apparently has not increased his market appeal one iota.
If Kaps does not get a contract with a team this year, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell may be open to hiring him in an advisory capacity at the league headquarters.
“I want to hear what he thinks and what he has to say about what’s going on in the league,” Goodell said.
Kaepernick bought a massive mansion in the San Francisco Bay area after signing with the 49ers, but now, that house has been put up for sale. He’s listed the house for $2.9 million after buying it for $2.7 million, but he also spent a fortune renovating the mansion.
Now, months after the NFL season ended, Kaepernick still finds himself without a job. There seemingly is no team that wants him, and it’s not hard to see why: he was one of the worst quarterbacks in the league last season, and he comes with an insane amount of baggage. So what is he spending his retirement doing? Trying to help parolees make a better life for themselves.
While he is still the man most people love to hate, he has recently been linked with the Seattle Seahawks according to Ian Rappaport of the NFL Network.
Kaepernick and the Seattle Seahawks have been rumored to be speaking a couple of times during this offseason.
Maybe he's got a line on a new gig? Regardless, the very speculative slot they are interested in filling is the backup QB. This could get drawn out due to the 29 year old's notoriously high contract demand amounts.
Currently, the Seahawks are more than content with Russell Wilson as their main man, but their backup signal-caller's position leaves much to be desired and if they signed good ole Colin Kaepernick, it would bode well as they could definitely do much worse than him. The guy led the Forty Niners to a Super Bowl appearance and has spent his career solely in the NFC West.
While this may sound like awesome news for the anti-American, the rumor mill won't go as far as to say a deal with the Seahawks is imminent, just that they have a "real" interest in him.
As always, his fate may be in his own hands. That is, unless being an anti-American, spoiled crybaby is too much for any team to want to deal with.
Analysts say that a few months ago he had a much greater chance at landing a contract, but currently, he's looking more likely to sign a contract with the front office of the league than a solid contract with any respectable NFL franchise.
His most recent gig was handing out suits outside of a New York parole office. Maybe there's a future in that?
Do you think he face-palmed when he realized what he did, or do you think he truly believes being an attention whore was worth $20 million?