ESPN ardently continues its march toward progressive-leaning politics.
The network is hemorrhaging viewers in large part to the dedication of pushing a leftist narrative in their reporting. That’s why conservative personalities like Curt Schilling and Britt McHenry got fired by ESPN.
However, progressive voices like Josina Anderson are being propped up and promoted. Anderson got on her soapbox and made a ridiculous proposal to the NFL about Colin Kaepernick.
Anderson believes Commissioner Roger Goodell and owners should answer for not signing Kaepernick.
Tuesday on ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” host Josina Anderson asked for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL owners around the league to make themselves accessible to her or any other ESPN employee to answer why free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains a free agent.
Kaepernick, who protested during the national anthem in 2016, opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March and has yet to find a new home.
Anderson said Kaepernick should not have to “beg” for a job.
“Roger Goodell, any NFL owner, if you want myself or anybody here at ESPN to sit down with you and ask those questions of you, we would be glad to have you, but you also have to make yourself accessible,” Anderson stated.
The entire notion is ridiculous.
Colin Kaepernick does not have a right to an NFL job. If teams collectively do not want to sign him for whatever reason, that’s their prerogative.
Plus, Roger Goodell has zero role in the matter. He, along with the owners, didn’t get together in a smoky room and collude to blackball Kaepernick from the league.
If Anderson and others believe that’s what happened, they should boldly make that claim instead of insinuating it so that their opinion can be rightly mocked.
Goodell should have no say in whom a team does or does not sign to a contract.
The Kaepernick situation is not terribly complicated, but progressive pundits can’t seem to figure it out. Kaepernick is a declining player who’s a potential distraction. That’s why he isn’t on a team. Period.
If his performance were closer to Aaron Rodgers than to a fringe player, he would easily be on a roster, protest and all.
The NFL is a business, not a charity. Colin Kaepernick, in his current form, is bad for business.
All of the progressive mewling in the world isn’t going to force a team into gifting Kaepernick a job. If a team signs him, it will be because they think he can help them win football games.
The NFL doesn’t owe Colin Kaepernick anything.