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.