Disgraced former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is like a gnat that just refuses to go away. You know when you swat at a mosquito and you think you got it but then it shows up a minute later ready to nag at you a little more?
That’s the perfect metaphor for Kaepernick’s career over the last three years. He just keeps showing up to make headlines and the liberal sports media eats it up.
And the NFL probably just lost a million more fans over this new breaking news about Colin Kaepernick.
In the 2010 Academy Award winning film “The Social Network” – about Mark Zuckerberg’s creation of the biggest social media network on Earth – at one point, the character played by Jesse Eisenberg says during a deposition across from the Winklevoss twins “If you guys invented Facebook, you’d have invented Facebook.”
This logic essentially applies to embattled former quarterback Colin Kaepernick. If he was good enough to play in the NFL, he’d be playing in the league. He can delude himself all he wants but the fact remains he wants too much money to be a journeyman backup quarterback.
And in a cap space league, it would be impossible to roster the man who once took San Francisco to a Super Bowl because he’ll demand too much money.
However, in a weird twist of fate, the NFL has informed teams that Kaepernick will be holding a workout session in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday that will include on-field work and interviews with whichever teams send reps to see him.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news.
NFL clubs were informed today that a private workout will be held for Colin Kaepernick on Saturday in Atlanta. Session will include on-field work and an interview. All clubs are invited to attend, and video of both the workout and interview will be made available to clubs.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 12, 2019
Kaepernick seems to be excited for the opportunity as well.
I’m just getting word from my representatives that the NFL league office reached out to them about a workout in Atlanta on Saturday. I’ve been in shape and ready for this for 3 years, can’t wait to see the head coaches and GMs on Saturday.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) November 13, 2019
There are a lot of teams who are in desperate need for a quarterback – many win-now type teams that need a competent quarterback to put them over the top. One of those teams is the Chicago Bears; with a stout championship-level defense all they need is a better quarterback than Mitchell Trubisky.
The Indianapolis Colts’ Jacoby Brissett is out for an undisclosed amount of time and they won’t get it done with Brian Hoyer as a starter. Matt Stafford of the Detroit Lions might be out for a few weeks too.
But there are other teams who could use a backup quarterback better than what they already have – or at least is presumably better than the current backup – like the New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys or the Seattle Seahawks.
Some teams are planning to attend Kaepernick’s Saturday workout that includes the Miami Dolphins and the Detroit Lions.
But will teams be willing to roll the dice running the risk of losing some of their fanbase?
Also, why would the NFL endorse this idea? They probably just lost millions of fans by doing so, especially when only a few players continue to kneel for the National Anthem now.