You’re probably sick of hearing about Colin Kaepernick.
But you have to understand that the embattled quarterback continues to try and make headlines by design. He craves the attention.
But one Super Bowl winner correctly assessed why Kaepernick is not in the NFL anymore.
All of the liberal sports media believes the NFL colluded to keep Kaepernick out of the league.
What they don’t take into account is whether he’s actually good enough to compete for a starting job, and more importantly, is he even worth the money he’d demand for the backup job?
Kaepernick genuinely considers himself of starting quarterback material and therefore wants the money that goes with it—which no franchise is willing to pay.
But Super Bowl winner, Trent Dilfer, thinks it’s really about his production.
“Former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer discussed free agent Colin Kaepernick Wednesday on Fox Sports 1’s “Speak for Yourself,” explaining the activist quarterback has two knocks against him that are likely keeping him from being in the NFL at the age of 30 — his activism and most recent film from 2016 that shows “disastrous” play.
“An NFL organization doesn’t want an activist — they want a quarterback,” Dilfer, who played 13 years in the NFL, pointed out. “[Kaepernick] is viewed by the country more now as an activist than a quarterback. Right or wrong, that’s how he’s viewed.”
The NFL analyst continued, “His tape is bad. The last year of tape is bad. He had the yips. I’ve had the yips. I’ve had them throwing and I’ve had them putting. He couldn’t throw it from here to the camera towards the end accurately.
He was so locked up as a quarterback. … The tape doesn’t lie. And to get through the activist part to the football part, you then have to battle that last year of tape — which isn’t very good either.”
And Dilfer isn’t the only who thinks this about Kaepernick.
ESPN analyst, Kevin Seifert, expressed the exact same thing before the 2017-2018 season.
Kevin Seifert of ESPN wrote:
“Don’t overthink why Colin Kaepernick is still a free agent. Simply put, years have passed since he was an effective quarterback. He is 29 years old, has succeeded only in an unsustainable scheme and is part of a well-populated group of former starters who also remained available as the week began.Filmmaker Spike Lee has raised the issue of whether social and cultural forces are at work here, calling it “fishy” that Kaepernick is unsigned. The implication, of course, is that teams are avoiding Kaepernick because of his decision to kneel last year during the national anthem.
To blame Kaepernick’s unemployment on his protest is to misread the way NFL teams make personnel decisions.
While it would be naïve to think every owner and general manager approved of Kaepernick’s protest, or that it never influenced their perception of him, it’s important to understand priorities.
Teams are swayed first by a player’s potential (or lack thereof) to help them win. Protest or not, Kaepernick would be under contract now if he had played demonstrably better in recent years.”
So between the astronomical money he thinks he’s worth and the steady decline in production over his last three seasons, those are the real reasons why Kaepernick is still not back in the league.