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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Colin Kaepernick is having a hard time finding an NFL team willing to sign him on after his American flag protest got him let go from the San Francisco 49ers, in part because teams are worried it might prompt an angry tweet from President Trump.

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Most teams don't want to sign Kaepernick because they "can't stand what he did," an AFC general manager told the Bleacher Report, while others fear a backlash from fans and the president. Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the 49ers this year and became a free agent, after he knelt during the National Anthem in a show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

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The teams won't stand for this type of behavior. Nyuk, Nyuk...

#1 | Posted by mysterytoy at 2017-03-19 09:33 PM | Reply

Multi billion dollar ball teams afraid of the president's tweets.

Welcome to the new world.

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-03-19 09:37 PM | Reply

He shouldn't stand for that type of treatment.

#3 | Posted by cookfish at 2017-03-19 09:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He won't be standing for that type of treatment, he will be watching from his couch!

#4 | Posted by Crassus at 2017-03-19 10:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The simple fact that he sucks at QB isn't helping, either.

#5 | Posted by morris at 2017-03-20 02:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The simple fact that he sucks at QB isn't helping, either.

#5 | POSTED BY MORRIS AT

Superbowl appearances:

Colin Kaepernick - 1

"MORRIS" - 0

#6 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-03-20 04:42 AM | Reply

POTUS candidacies won

TRUMP = 1

MissSilenceDogOod = 0

Hillary = -2

#7 | Posted by aescal at 2017-03-20 07:10 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#6 Kaepernick was 23rd of 30 QBs in 2016 with a QB rating of 55.3. That was an improvement over 2015, when finished 29th of 33 with a rating of 47.0. In football parlance, "he sucks". Add in the distraction factor, and he's a turd in the punchbowl.

#8 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-03-20 08:00 AM | Reply

POTUS candidacies won
TRUMP = 1
MissSilenceDogOod = 0
Hillary = -2

#7 | POSTED BY AESCAL AT

Wow.

It only took 7 posts for someone to make a thread about an NFL quarterback into a thread about Hillary Clinton.

Seek help..

#9 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-03-20 08:31 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#6 Kaepernick was 23rd of 30 QBs in 2016 with a QB rating of 55.3. That was an improvement over 2015, when finished 29th of 33 with a rating of 47.0. In football parlance, "he sucks". Add in the distraction factor, and he's a turd in the punchbowl.

#8 | POSTED BY MUSTANG AT

Superbowl appearances:

Colin Kaepernick - 1

"MUSTANG" - 0

#10 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-03-20 08:32 AM | Reply

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#10 We're assessing his ability using other NFL quarterback's performances to establish the grading curve. Fairly standard stuff...I borrowed my statistical analysis from ESPN. You are clearly using the vastly more rigorous "I know you are but what an I" method of assessing athletic ability.

#11 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-03-20 08:44 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

POTUS candidacies won
TRUMP = 1
MissSilenceDogOod = 0
Hillary = -2
#7 | POSTED BY AESCAL AT
Wow.
It only took 7 posts for someone to make a thread about an NFL quarterback into a thread about Hillary Clinton.
Seek help..

#9 | POSTED BY MRSILENCEDOGOOD AT

BTW, that should read:

Hillary = -1

You're like the ******* retard in the 3rd grade who was proud of how stupid he was.

"Look another 'F.' 'F'antastic!!!"

#12 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-03-20 08:45 AM | Reply

You are clearly using the vastly more rigorous "I know you are but what an I" method of assessing athletic ability.

#11 | POSTED BY MUSTANG AT

Ummmm, no.

What is there, 300 millionish people in the USA? A little over half of them are females, I think.

2 of roughly 140 million men in the USA lead their team to that game. You were not one of them, the guy who you have declared a **** bag is though.

You aren't the fat *** in the local bar who woulda went pro if not for some minor injury, are you?

I know, so does everyone else. You would have surely shown Colin Kaepernick how to play if it wasn't for that ankle sprain that one time.

Uncle Rico isn't only an actual person, he also posts on the DR...

youtu.be

#13 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-03-20 08:51 AM | Reply

12- 2008 & 2016

#14 | Posted by homerj at 2017-03-20 09:28 AM | Reply

#6 Kaepernick was 23rd of 30 QBs in 2016 with a QB rating of 55.3. That was an improvement over 2015, when finished 29th of 33 with a rating of 47.0. In football parlance, "he sucks". Add in the distraction factor, and he's a turd in the punchbowl.

#8 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-03-20 08:00 AM | Reply | Flag:

What that shows is that he's a below average starting QB. He was also on one of the worst teams in the league last year, which undoubtedly made his numbers worse. The NFL is the pro sport where individual numbers mean the least. There are still teams in the league who right now do not have a QB who is as good as Kaepernick on their roster. Everything else being equal, he should have a job already.

There are definitely other factors working against him with the biggest being that many people ticked off by what he did last year. Even for a team with very bad QB options, he's not seen as enough of an updgrade to be worth alienating fans.

Another factor is is that next year's draft is expected to be ripe with QB prospects. If you're the Jets, and you expect to win three games next season with what you have and maybe four or five games if you sign Kaepernick, you're better off tanking and getting a high pick next year so you can take a shot at one of these highly rated QB prospects.

I don't blame teams for not signing him but it is silly to pretend that its solely based on his talent. Several teams will be starting worse QBs next season.

#15 | Posted by Sully at 2017-03-20 09:59 AM | Reply

#15 Having a ----- QB has alot to do with being a ------ team
As a Bronco fan .. with no good QBs on our roster.. I would pass on Kap based on skills alone

#16 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2017-03-20 11:33 AM | Reply

NFL Teams Won't Hire [Kaepernick]* Because They're Scared

*insert: Chris Kluwe, Michael Sam, Tim Tebow, and any other mid-level NFL talent whose off-field persona eclipses his on-field performance.

#17 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-03-20 11:50 AM | Reply

Mike Glennon, Alex Smith, or Christian Ponder would be better starting QBs than Colin Kaepernick. #9 | POSTED BY GONOLES92 AT 2017-03-03 03:50 PM

Bears make it clear: "Mike Glennon is our starting quarterback" profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

Call me butter,, because I'm on a roll.

#18 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-03-20 12:08 PM | Reply

Fret not, QB-less teams, Josh Freeman is ready to play: i.imgur.com

#19 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-03-20 12:10 PM | Reply

#6 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-03-20 04:42 AM | Reply

And what has he done since that one year?
NFL defensive coaches figured out the read option after the first year and Kap hasn't done squat since then. I admire his political stance but his value at QB has been suspect since that one year he subbed for Alex Smith. Harbaugh couldn't fix him, Kelly couldn't fix him and Tomsula didn't have a clue what to do with him. He has tools and skills but he keeps making boneheaded mistakes on the field.
But, all that said, if Jay Cutler can get a job in the league, there should be a place for Kap.

#20 | Posted by morris at 2017-03-20 01:31 PM | Reply

#15 Having a ----- QB has alot to do with being a ------ team
As a Bronco fan .. with no good QBs on our roster.. I would pass on Kap based on skills alone

#16 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2017-03-20 11:33 AM | Reply | Flag:

The guy they benched him for played worse than he did. And the team went to the SB with him starting at QB. So to pretend he's the cause of the 49ers being crap doesn't really stand up to scrutiny. They were total garbage when he was on the bench.

Denver is exactly the kind of team that should be interested. I don't know why anyone would be holding out for Tony "Bird Bones" Romo. Sure is is a much better QB but he is also just going to get hurt again.

#21 | Posted by Sully at 2017-03-20 01:58 PM | Reply

Superbowl appearances:
Colin Kaepernick - 1
"MUSTANG" - 0

#10 | POSTED BY MRSILENCEDOGOOD AT 2017-03-20 08:32 AM | REPLY | FLAG:

Colin Kaepernick lifetime earnings: $43,479,216

Haters: Not nearly as much. Combined.

#22 | Posted by 726 at 2017-03-20 02:18 PM | Reply

#21 The 49ers were killed by their front office after the super bowl year. They were a ------ team. Kaepernick was not the cause of that.

#23 | Posted by 726 at 2017-03-20 02:22 PM | Reply

I certainly am not interested in watched Kaepernick play. He burned his bridges last year. He may have had a Constitutional right to do so. But actions have consequences.

#24 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-03-20 02:27 PM | Reply

Kap will play somewhere. The target of this press release is Kap. The message is: We're gonna teach you a lesson with a 1-year cheapo deal.

#25 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-03-20 02:52 PM | Reply

This is funny. I have a very vivid memory of a few posts that claimed Kap would be snatched up in a NY minute and taking a knee would mean nothing.

#26 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2017-03-20 02:59 PM | Reply

As a life-long 49er Faithful, I can tell you that the truth falls somewhere in the middle. The massive defections/retirements/suspensions before the 2015 season had a lot to do with the 49ers tumble, but the fact that the NFL caught up to Kap had a big impact as well. Kap was never the prototypical "under center" QB and since most Pro-sets are geared for that type of QB, when they tried to put Kap under center he couldn't make decisions fast enough to be effective. Add the fact that he had no skill players at receiver and a makeshift O line and he was doomed. Couple that with his political stance and you have a mediocre player who needs to be surrounded by skilled supporting cast and a forgiving fan base, which made him trade cancer and is not helping his free-agent status.

If he was awesome, he could dance on the flag while flipping off the fans and still be starting for many of the NFL teams, unfortunately for him he isn't that talented.

#27 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-03-20 03:02 PM | Reply

#27 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-03-20 03:02 PM | Reply | Flag:

That sounds about right.

#28 | Posted by Sully at 2017-03-20 04:33 PM | Reply

#28

Unfortunately (for me) I have had to suffer through the last two seasons of thundering mediocrity by my Niners and have followed this closely. Kap was mainly given the chance to start the last part of the season to see if they could trade him but no one was interested.

So long as the York's own the team the Niners will continue to suck (the Harbaugh era was an aberration) Jed York is the clown prince and while getting rid of Baalke and getting Lynch as GM was a positive move its going to take more patience than Jed has to right this ship.

My favorite quote over the weekend was by Jim Harbaugh, talking about Baalke and York: "Baalke and York couldn't combine what they know to blow up a small balloon."

#29 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-03-20 04:50 PM | Reply

Kap had one good year when they ran college plays like the option.. next year the NFL was ready and stuffed it.
Now Kap has to read defenses and make smart, accurate throws.. which he can't.
And please keep Romo out of Denver.. no O-line .. he wouldn't last 4 games

#30 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2017-03-20 07:23 PM | Reply

Actions have consequences.

I'm glad to see he's reaping his....

#31 | Posted by boaz at 2017-03-21 08:25 AM | Reply

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