If you’re paying close attention, then the stage is set for disgraced former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to make his big return to the NFL after nearly four years of supposed “blackballing.”
Amid the protests over the death of George Floyd and Drew Brees’ apology for his position on respecting the American Flag, all signs point to rampant anthem-kneeling for the upcoming 2020 season.
And that means the NFL is probably ready to welcome Kaepernick back with open arms, but this head coach said one thing that will certainly secure him a position.
History will look back on this era and probably deduce that disgraced former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was the catalyst that started this mess we’re all in.
One thought that has probably occurred to you is how all of this was so entirely unnecessary, and civility is the true pathway to peace – not senseless disdain against everything this country stands for.
Last year, the NFL sanctioned a private workout for Kaepernick to land a job in the league, but no teams called. If you watch clips of that workout, you’ll find yourself less than impressed. His throws were mediocre at best.
That should be the end of that story, right?
Not by a long shot because although Kaepernick didn’t land a job during last year, the upcoming NFL season will be as pro-Kaepernick as it has ever been.
And Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll probably – albeit inadvertently – made comments on Kaepernick’s anthem-kneeling that sounded like he was referring to Martin Luther King Jr.’s infamous Million Man March in an interview on The Ringer’s “Flying Coach” podcast.
Carroll said “we owe a tremendous amount” to Kaepernick.
The 68-year-old coach elaborated that Kaepernick “took a stand on something, figuratively took a knee, but he stood up for something he believed in — and what an extraordinary moment it was that he was willing to take.”
Carroll was joined by staunch President Trump-hating NBA head coaches Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich to spout dangerous liberal propaganda.
For instance, following Kaepernick’s social media posts telling rioters that the “only logical reaction” is to “fight back,” the next day he also announced he would help Antifa rioters with legal fees.
On that sentiment, Carroll called it “a beautiful” statement.
Carroll added, “We’re not protecting our people. We’re not looking after one another. We’re not making the right choices. We’re not following the right process to bring people to justice when actions are taken. So I think it was a big sacrifice in the sense that a young man makes, but those are the courageous moments that some guys take.”
The narrative on Kaepernick has completely changed. If some of these executives and coaches were silent on the incident to avoid media attention, then the cat is completely out of the bag now.
This means Kaepernick will likely make a roster this upcoming season because they’ll probably think it’s the only way for the NFL executives and coaches to make amends for the supposed “blackballing” that he sued them over.
If you are a betting man, then put all your money on Kaepernick in uniform before the end of the year. And the NFL will treat him like royalty, ultimately shunning millions of people profoundly saddened by those willing to trample all over the symbol of this great country.