Kaepernick and Sam explained one more time

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Kaepernick and Sam explained one more time

I’m really get­ting sick of all the chest thump­ing from folks like Michael Ben­nett and the rest of the lib­eral sports crowd on Colin Kaeper­nick, just as I was sick of all the attempts to make Michael Sam a gay mar­tyr because he didn’t make an NFL team so let me say this one more time so you can all under­stand it.

If Colin Kaeper­nick circa 2017 had been Tom Brady circa 2017 or Aaron Rogers circa 2017 , or Drew Brees circa 2017 or even Sam Brad­ford circa 2017 he would have already been signed for tens of mil­lions of dollars.

Hell if he was the Colin Kaeper­nick of 2013 teams would have been falling over them­selves to sign him and if he per­formed at his 2013 level than no amount of kneel­ing dur­ing the national anthem would have kept NFL fans for what­ever team signed him from cheer­ing him with gusto.

How­ever Mr. Kaeper­nick is not that man. In fact to give you an idea of how he ranks if you go to Fan­tasy foot​ballers​.org you will find that based on his 20162017 states he ranked 34th out of the quar­ter­backs who played last year, right behind Ryan Fitz­patrick of the Jets and right in front of Matt Moore and Robert Grif­fin III of Cleveland.

Now if you believe that Moore, Grif­fin and Fitz­patrick would be doing well in free agency this year and signed for big money to start then you can make the case that Kaeper­nick should have been signed too.

But if not don’t be mak­ing speeches that a team should be sign­ing for big money a QB who went 210 start­ing last year AND has baggage.

The bot­tom line is this, Kaeper­nick has not been signed this year for the same rea­son that Michael Sam never played in the NFL. He’s just not good enough to jus­tify it, at least not in the big money free agent market.

It may be that as the year goes by and QB’s go down Kaeper­nick would be worth sign­ing as a backup or even an emer­gency plug in. I can cer­tainly see a team doing so.

But right now, nah.

I’m really getting sick of all the chest thumping from folks like Michael Bennett and the rest of the liberal sports crowd on Colin Kaepernick, just as I was sick of all the attempts to make Michael Sam a gay martyr because he didn’t make an NFL team so let me say this one more time so you can all understand it.

If Colin Kaepernick circa 2017 had been Tom Brady circa 2017 or Aaron Rogers circa 2017 , or Drew Brees circa 2017 or even Sam Bradford circa 2017 he would have already been signed for tens of millions of dollars.

Hell if he was the Colin Kaepernick of 2013 teams would have been falling over themselves to sign him and if he performed at his 2013 level than no amount of kneeling during the national anthem would have kept NFL fans for whatever team signed him from cheering him with gusto.

However Mr. Kaepernick is not that man.  In fact to give you an idea of how he ranks if you go to Fantasy footballers.org you will find that based on his 2016-2017 states he ranked 34th out of the quarterbacks who played last year, right behind Ryan Fitzpatrick of the Jets and right in front of Matt Moore and Robert Griffin III of Cleveland.

Now  if you believe that Moore, Griffin and Fitzpatrick would be doing well in free agency this year and signed for big money to start then you can make the case that Kaepernick should have been signed  too.

But if not don’t be making speeches that a team should be signing for big money a QB who went 2-10 starting last year AND has baggage.

The bottom line is this, Kaepernick has not been signed this year for the same reason that Michael Sam never played in the NFL.  He’s just not good enough to justify it, at least not in the big money free agent market.

It may be that as the year goes by and QB’s go down Kaepernick would be worth signing as a backup or even an emergency plug in.  I can certainly see a team doing so.

But right now, nah.