While most people view Colin Kaepernick as this social justice martyr who allegedly “sacrificed” his career in order to protest the American flag and the National Anthem, the rest of us know the real truth.
Kaepernick was abysmal in his last two years as the quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers and was even benched in favor of Blaine Gabbert during his last season.
And now we know Colin Kaepernick’s hopeful resurgence as an NFL quarterback is officially over after this new report.
The story behind Colin Kaepernick’s workout two Saturdays ago is a bizarre one. Many have speculated that per the settlement agreement between the embattled former quarterback and the NFL had a clause that the league would sanction a private workout for Kaepernick and any team officials that wanted to attend.
The NFL scheduled the workout on a Saturday even though the most common days to work out players occurs on Tuesdays – the usual off day for players – so the coaches and general managers can personally evaluate them. But having it on that Saturday, the day before teams are either traveling or getting ready to play, forced teams to send assistants; and the Kansas City Chiefs literally sent an intern.
Kaepernick was up to his usual non-conformist antics like wearing a Kunta Kinte t-shirt, the slave character from “Roots.” Also, he gave a conspiracy theory-laden speech following his workout where he indirectly accused the league of collusion once again.
But following the workout, Kaepernick’s attorney Mark Geragos, claimed that two teams were interested in him of the reported eleven that attended.
He said on “The Adam Carolla Podcast,” in which he co-hosts, “One who is legitimately in need of a quarterback who had a very poor showing on Sunday and has got an owner that I don’t think gives a sh-t.”
One could speculate all day about which teams he’s referring to but does it really matter because Kaepernick reportedly hasn’t heard directly from any teams.
ESPN’s main insider Adam Schefter tweeted, “In the week since Colin Kaepernick worked out for seven NFL teams at Charles R. Drew High School in Riverdale, Georgia, no teams have reached out to work him out, visit with him or sign him, per sources.”
In the week since Colin Kaepernick worked out for seven NFL teams at Charles R. Drew High School in Riverdale, Georgia, no teams have reached out to work him out, visit with him or sign him, per sources.https://t.co/IECNxlRs50
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 24, 2019
Geragos was interviewed on “The Will Cain Show” following the workout and when Cain drilled him about how he’s said in the past that teams were interested, it never materialized. Geragos said he was “optimistic” by nature as if he was only trying to talk it into existence.
In September 2018, Geragos promised big news that Kaepernick would be signed within two weeks – hinting that the Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots were interested, but over a year later and he was never signed.
Schefter even said, “The fact that the NFL tried to spark interest in Kaepernick last week, and could not, and that his reps made sure that video of the workout was delivered to every team, are just the latest signs that the chances are bleak that a team will step forward and sign him. Some sources speculated that there had been teams interested in making a move with Kaepernick, and could in the weeks after his workout. But nothing has materialized, and nothing is expected to at this time. After completing his 40-minute workout on Nov. 16, Kaepernick said he’s ready for another opportunity and wants the league to ‘stop running’ from him.”
Kaepernick isn’t getting any younger either. Maybe teams are scared he’ll keep kneeling for the National Anthem or maybe he’s just not good enough to be an NFL quarterback anymore.