I’m not a fan of Colin Kaepernick or his protests. I think he’s a rich dirtbag fraud who has been pushed into this nonsense by his young lady and no concept of actual reality. I think he’s a proper object for a combination of pity for his ignorance and contempt for his actions. Furthermore I’ve resented the MSM/ESPN etc trying to pressure teams to sign a 2-10 QB for social justice reasons.
I have however, also said over the course of a season due to the nature of the game (injuries etc) Kaepernick might be a useful choice for a team and that if there is a solid football reason to sign him, my contempt for him is not a valid excuse for a team not to.
Well in my opinion that time has come. There is a team that needs a change quick and Colin Kaepernick would be the perfect tool (pun intended) to achieve that change.
That team is the San Francisco 49ers.
Consider these five reasons why SF and Kaepernick is an excellent fit:
Colin Kaepernick was 2-10 last season starting for that team, that is pathetic by normal football standards, however the San Francisco 49ers are currently 0-6. So while Kaepernick’s record is horrible his winning percentage last year is .167 above the current winning percentage of San Francisco.
While there is a new coach in San Francisco this year there is not a new team wholesale, Kaepernick is familiar with the players, and fans and they are familiar with him. That would cut down considerably on the assimilation time.
San Francisco has lost their last 5 games by 3 points or less. Even a small improvement at QB would have turned some of those losses into wins. Despite his record last year Kaepernick was at one time a premier QB in the league and is likely enough of an improvement to turn some of those losses into wins.
San Francisco needs a short term solution as it searches for its quarterback of the future. Kaepernick likely doesn’t have more than a couple of years left in him thus bringing him in doesn’t mess with the long term plan much.
Finally you don’t want to pay a lot for a short term solution, Kaepernick would not (or should not anyways) be an expensive signing and is unlikely to hurt the team on their cap space (and BOY would it solve a lot of problems for the league if he refused an offered contract because he thought it was too low).
Those are all the football reasons why Kaepernick to San Francisco would be a good signing for the team. He’s a no good bastard but San Francisco’s job is to win games and I think Kaepernick is the most logical choice to help them do so in the short term. Now let me give you one reason why the NFL would absolutely love this to happen.
San Francisco already has the largest contingent of players protesting in the league and shows no sign of stopping they are constantly being booed over it. Thus the addition of Kaepernick to SF will not change that image or hurt attendance (and given that it’s San Francisco the heart of the land of Harvey Weinstein Democrats it might even put a few fans in the seats) and will take the pressure of SJW’s off of every other team. Furthermore once he is signed Kaepernick, becomes the face of the protests and the focus of the anger over them instead of the league. Suddenly he, instead of Goodell becomes the villain in the story.
Now for myself I don’t think that will work in the long term, I think the fans won’t forget and that the players who choose to protest the anthem can kiss any future endorsement deals goodbye but I don’t see a better plan for the NFL to distract angry fans and advertisers.
Anyway that’s my two cents.