We’re less than two months from the start of the NFL season. With teams ready to enter the preseason and begin making roster cuts ahead of the regular season, Colin Kaepernick remains out of a job.
The physically gifted quarterback who led the San Francisco 49ers to a Super Bowl and Conference Championship can’t seem to get anyone to take a flier on him.
The reason? Well, nobody needs a quarterback. That’s been the story around the NFL. Miraculously, nobody needs an experienced quarterback who can run and throw on their team. It marks the first time in NFL history that is the case.
The more obvious and reasonable answer is, of course, Kaepernick is being blackballed by the league for his protests last season. After choosing to take a knee to protest the unreconciled violence against African-Americans in the United States, he’s fallen out of favor with the money train owners in the NFL.
In what was intended to be a show of support, former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick suggested that Kaepernick cut his hair to help change his image. Legendary Denver Bronco Shannon Sharpe didn’t like that one bit.
Here are his stated and cogent thoughts on the subject, issued during his show Undisputed, with Skip Bayless.
This is good stuff by Shannon Sharpe on Mike Vick's "haircut" comments.pic.twitter.com/rRzpJorn8B
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) July 18, 2017
It was easy to ignore that Kaepernick was being overlooked by other teams earlier in the offseason. But after the NFL Draft came and went and he remained unsigned, it was obvious to all. Kaepernick might never play in the NFL again. He might be signed to a team tomorrow. It might take a midseason injury to get him back into the league.
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