Will Colin Kaepernick Have a Job This Season

Colin Kaepernick has been on the hot seat since protesting the national anthem early last season. Kaepernick played for the dreadful 2-14 San Francisco 49ers and managed to put up decent numbers. He started the year recovering from a shoulder injury, but once he took the field he threw for 2,241 yards 16 touchdowns and 4 interceptions for a solid 90.7 quarterback rating. At the culmination of the season Kaepernick opted out of his contract, which finished off a complete overall of the organization. Kaepernick had some free agent visits with several teams but hasn’t signed a contract. Is he worse than all the quarterbacks in the league, or did teams blacklist the young quarterback for his outspoken views regarding social issues?

All signs point to Kaepernick being one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, but he does have some injury concerns. Colin sat the bench behind Alex Smith his rookie season and was looking to do the same in his second year, but when Smith went down with a concussion Kaepernick stepped up and stole the job. He led the team to the Super Bowl, and then the following year he took them to the NFC championship game. In 2014, the 49ers had a huge drop in production due to locker room concerns surrounding everyone in the locker room, but Kaep had career numbers. In 2015, he chose to have season ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder. The team was in the middle of a serious overhaul and people began to speculate that he would not return the following season. He then put up the great numbers mentioned above in 2016.


Since it’s obvious Kaepernick is a good quarterback who has proven he can lead a team to the NFL’s biggest stage, why doesn’t he have a job? The biggest concern for Kaepernick is that the No Fun League doesn’t want players who speak their minds. Nothing scares owners more than pissed off fans, and Kaepernick was very outspoken during a divisive time in our country. Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed by the owners for his outspoken activism, and he will not make a roster to start the season. Kaepernick won’t make a roster because his price tag is too high for him to be a distraction and possible piss off the hometown fans. However, players get injured every week in the NFL, and some quarterback will go down with an injury. Colin Kaepernick should wait by his phone because some team is going to call once the season gets underway.

August 17, 2017 by : Posted in news No Comments

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