Colin Kaepernick has become the guy everyone wishes they hadn’t been so annoyed with last football season.
After a season of protesting the National Anthem by taking a knee while it was played to bring awareness to social inequality, Kaepernick found himself on the wrong side of the equation with a lot of movers and shakers in the NFL.
That, along with Donald Trump’s concerted effort to keep Kaepernick out of the NFL, is a major factor why a job is yet to materialize for Kaepernick.
Meanwhile, Kaepernick continues to donate large sums of money to charities he feels are working towards the greater good. Knowing he is currently without an income makes his contributions all the more spectacular.
We learn two things from this tweet: One, Ian Rapoport takes his battery life very seriously. And two, turns out Colin Kaepernick is a super-charitable dude.
The reality of the situation, though, is that Donald Trump isn’t really the reason Kaepernick doesn’t have a job yet. The real reason is, well, he just hasn’t been very good as an NFL quarterback. His career record is sub-.500, and his career completion percentage is sub-60 percent.
Aside from a breakout season he had under Jim Harbaugh, Kaepernick hasn’t proven he has the ability to quarterback in the league.
He’ll get a chance somewhere, eventually, and only after the draft has been completed and teams are filling out their rosters. He is able to get high velocity on the ball and has above average speed.
In the meantime, he’s become one of the country’s most well-liked philanthropists.