Looks like Colin Kaepernick was discussed for the Redskins, but not the right fit. Do you think Kaep will get signed by next season?
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Since Colin Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the 49ers in 2017, 85 quarterbacks have been signed by NFL teams, and Kaepernick hasn’t been one of them.
Looks like his luck hasn’t gotten any better recently. Over the last three weeks the Washington Redskins have lost two quarterbacks to broken legs, providing the perfect opportunity for Kaepernick’s re-entry into the league, but they still chose to “go a different direction.”
This begs the question, why is he getting passed over by countless NFL teams?
Kaepernick is well-known for pioneering the controversial protest in which NFL players would kneel during the national anthem. Kaepernick explained his reason for kneeling to the NFL Media: “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”
Many found this action disrespectful. President Trump told Fox, “You have to stand proudly for the national anthem, or you shouldn’t be playing, you shouldn’t be there.”
Is this why he still hasn’t been signed?
The Redskins didn’t allude to this being the reason, instead they said, “Not a lot of time to really get a brand-new quarterback and new system installed and taught in a couple days of practice. He’s been talked about and discussed, but we’ll probably go a different direction.”
Meanwhile, according to USA Today, Kaepernick is pursuing an ongoing collusion case against the NFL, alleging that team owners throughout the league have denied him employment on purpose because of his public stance on social inequality.
With all of this in mind, do you think he will get signed by next season? Read more about this story on USA Today here.