The season isn’t even a week old, and the screeching has already begun.
Social justice warriors are crying for Colin Kaepernick to get a job.
And they might get their wish because of something that’s brewing.
It appears the left is determined to get Kaepernick on a roster.
The New York Times and Washington Post strategically published pro-Kaepernick fluff pieces to usher in the 2017 season.
The Times wrote a long piece that included his cultural Marxist reading list and donations to far-left groups.
The Post created the “Colin Kaepernick Tracker,” comparing him to all of the starting quarterbacks in the league.
From Yahoo! Sports:
Houston Texans fans, bet you could use a Super Bowl-veteran quarterback right now. Indianapolis Colts faithful, you sure you want to put your hope in Scott Tolzien when there’s better out there? Bengals defenders, Browns pound, Jets tolerators … wouldn’t it be good to have a quarterback who at least brought a touch of excitement under center?
No, we’re not going to do this all season, but it’s still worth noting: Colin Kaepernick is still available, a quarterback without a job on a day when half a dozen quarterbacks with jobs looked far less than qualified for the gig. Consider:
• The Texans’ Tom Savage was so awful he got yanked halfway through the first game.
• The Colts’ Tolzien threw a pick-six on his very first throw of the season.
• The Bengals’ Andy Dalton suffered five sacks, threw four interceptions and had a quarterback rating of 28.4. You could get a better QB rating throwing treats to your dog.
And these guys are supposedly among the best 32 quarterbacks in the league. There’s another 64 or so in uniform behind them.
Look, we know all the football-based arguments against signing Kaepernick: he’s rusty, his skills have declined, he’s not a fit for existing offensive schemes, et cetera et cetera.
You know full well why he’s not signed; his protests during the national anthem have rendered him radioactive. Which is certainly teams’ right; nobody owes Kaepernick a job.
But as the season wears on and quarterbacks continue to flail, it’ll be interesting to see just how far teams are willing to go to avoid even giving him a look.
But if the very idea of Kaepernick taking the field makes your blood boil, heck, we’ll add this: Tim Tebow and Johnny Manziel are still available too.
Apparently half a game in week one is enough evidence to turn the team over to a waiver-writer quarterback.
Left-wing politicos who appear to have zero sports expertise are also chiming in with the Kaepernick hot takes:
Arizona should immediately sign @Kaepernick7. Carson Palmer is ruining a perfectly good team. And they have no other QBs.
The Cardinals would be one of the absolute last teams in the market for Kaepernick. Head Coach Bruce Arians runs an offense that’s not conducive to Kaepernick’s style at all.
And playing in the same division as the 49ers, the Cardinals are quite familiar with what Kaepernick brings to the table.
Rougher start for Colin Kaepernick: http://t.co/zmGwMoXDTL
Yesterday, Kaepernick threw MORE yards to the Cardinals (4 Int’s for 71 yards) than to his own team (67).
These activists “fans” who couldn’t care less about football don’t understand just how subpar Kaepernick has been the past two seasons.
Last year against the Chicago Bears, one of the worst teams in the league, Kaepernick threw for a whopping 4 yards through three quarters before getting benched.
Against the New York Jets, another one of the worst teams in the league, Kaepernick threw for a total of 17 yards in the second half.
When factoring in the distraction factor, and he’s already a distraction as a free agent, he’s not worth the trouble.
But that won’t stop the rabid left.
As the NFL season wears on and certain teams struggle at the quarterback position, the mainstream media cries for Kaepernick to get a job will intensify. “Calls of racism” will be thrown around with total abandon.
All it takes is one team to buckle.
If Kaepernick does find a roster spot and performs like he has the past two years, what then will the activists say and do?
They’ll promptly go back to not watching football.