Colin Kaepernick, quarterback: When taking a knee doesn’t pay off
Has Kaepernick played his final snap in the NFL? We covered a particular AFC executive’s take on Kap — an executive who wondered why he was still unsigned despite being more talented than many other quarterbacks.
If Kaepernick had not protested the National Anthem in 2016, he most likely would have a job right now. Instead no NFL team in need of a starting quarterback or backup has taken a chance on the guy who dared to stir the pot and kneel for what he believed in.
At some point a needy enough team may cave as the summer plays out. We hate to predict injuries, but if disaster strikes it could force a franchise to reach out to Kaepernick. He recently said he still wants to play, and the Seattle Seawhawks actually are currently considering Kap as a backup. That just has awkwardness written all over it and is a story worth following.