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(Pro Football Talk)   With Joe Burrow out for the season and no other viable quarterbacks available, if Colin Kaepernick's phone doesn't ring now it never will. Spoiler alert: it never will   (profootballtalk.nbcsports.com) divider line
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2020-11-24 5:35:33 AM  
Kaepernick has been out of football too long.  He really isn't a viable option any more.
 
2020-11-24 6:30:39 AM  
Why would he? He's got the Nike money!

And this is why McCown was the perfect Backup QB, and I wouldn't wish the Bengals on him.
 
2020-11-24 7:33:51 AM  
Surely Nate Peterman is available, and a more enticing option to boot.
 
2020-11-24 8:00:52 AM  

Axeofjudgement: Why would he? He's got the Nike money!

And this is why McCown was the perfect Backup QB, and I wouldn't wish the Bengals on him.


He is, but it would have been a little smarter for the Eagles if McCown was actually, you know, in Philadelphia instead of Texas during the season.
 
2020-11-24 8:03:46 AM  

BunkyBrewman: Axeofjudgement: Why would he? He's got the Nike money!

And this is why McCown was the perfect Backup QB, and I wouldn't wish the Bengals on him.

He is, but it would have been a little smarter for the Eagles if McCown was actually, you know, in Philadelphia instead of Texas during the season.


Oops, strike that, seems the Texans picked up McCown off the practice squad earlier this month.
 
2020-11-24 8:20:20 AM  
Kaepernick recently latched onto the Free Mumia campaign as his next attempt to get attention, so he's obviously not going to stop being a troublemaker.  He doesn't want to play, get over it.
 
2020-11-24 8:21:09 AM  

State_College_Arsonist: Kaepernick recently latched onto the Free Mumia campaign as his next attempt to get attention, so he's obviously not going to stop being a troublemaker.  He doesn't want to play, get over it.


Not sure if serious...

/I'm with Kaep
 
2020-11-24 8:49:06 AM  
Part of the problem is that very few teams need a qb AND are looking to compete at the same time.

Bengals would prefer bad qb play to get a better draft pick. Is Kaepernick worse than their backup? Who knows, but he isn't worth the risk that he works out.

So what teams need a qb and are competitive? Almost none. Maybe the cowboys because of the nfc east?
 
2020-11-24 8:56:19 AM  

State_College_Arsonist: Kaepernick recently latched onto the Free Mumia campaign as his next attempt to get attention, so he's obviously not going to stop being a troublemaker.  He doesn't want to play, get over it.


Some people join political causes to "get attention," other people post their Libertarian quiz scores on their Fark profiles to "get attention."

I agree with you that it's time to get over it -- no need for people to mention Kaep every time a QB is injured, since he's long been out of the league and is obviously not coming back  -- but you're calling the guy a "troublemaker," WTF?
 
2020-11-24 9:17:49 AM  

Muta: Kaepernick has been out of football too long.  He really isn't a viable option any more.


That's by design.  The NFL blackballed him long enough that now teams can simply say, oh, well, he's been out of football too long!  We simply can't sign him because he's so out of practice!

Meanwhile, the Bengals will bring in guys like Mark Sanchez, Sam Bradford, and Jimmy Clausen for tryouts while fans call into local sports radio demanding that they bring in Tim Tebow "just to see what he's got left in the tank."
 
2020-11-24 9:18:22 AM  
Getting sick of the headline.

The NFL doesn't want Kapernick.  Kapernick doesn't want the NFL.  It isn't going to happen.
 
2020-11-24 9:57:28 AM  
Burrow will be back next season. What does half a season of Colin Kaepernick get you? He's not in football shape and has never played in their offense. He makes no sense as a seat warmer for the guy you really want playing quarterback
 
2020-11-24 9:58:51 AM  
Don't be ridiculous subby, there will definitely be more Kaepernick threads like this for years to come.
 
2020-11-24 10:17:10 AM  

Muta: Kaepernick has been out of football too long.  He really isn't a viable option any more.


When Washington signed him and then started him on December 9, 2018, Josh Johnson had not played a down of an NFL game since 2013 (five years) and had not thrown an official pass in an NFL game since 2011 (seven years). Kaepernick's last game and last pass occurred in December 2016 (four years). Try again.
 
2020-11-24 10:35:10 AM  

mariner314: State_College_Arsonist: Kaepernick recently latched onto the Free Mumia campaign as his next attempt to get attention, so he's obviously not going to stop being a troublemaker.  He doesn't want to play, get over it.

Not sure if serious...

/I'm with Kaep


Mumia is guilty, and the campaign to free him is nothing but a race-based con job.  If Kaepernick wants to back a murderer as a political stunt, then I'm going to call him an asshole.
 
2020-11-24 10:46:35 AM  

State_College_Arsonist: mariner314: State_College_Arsonist: Kaepernick recently latched onto the Free Mumia campaign as his next attempt to get attention, so he's obviously not going to stop being a troublemaker.  He doesn't want to play, get over it.

Not sure if serious...

/I'm with Kaep

Mumia is guilty, and the campaign to free him is nothing but a race-based con job.  If Kaepernick wants to back a murderer as a political stunt, then I'm going to call him an asshole.


Agreed. Whatever else Kaepernick has done right, associating himself with Mumia is a mistake. The case against him is absolutely airtight.
 
2020-11-24 11:01:06 AM  
Kaepernick will not return to the NFL. The downside would be too damaging, and there's a far greater chance of him being Drew Lock-ish than the SB Kaepernick, which means the NFL, and specifically the owners, can all just sit back and say I told you so.
 
2020-11-24 12:03:50 PM  

kukukupo: Getting sick of the headline.

The NFL doesn't want Kapernick.  Kapernick doesn't want the NFL.  It isn't going to happen.


This.

At this point, it's a mutual breakup between the two parties. The NFL doesn't have to worry about him being signed and Kaep can garner all sorts of accolades and $$$ from non-NFL entities.

In a sense, the right wing backlash on him resulted in the Streisand Effect with him and made him bigger than what he would have been - if Trump simply shut up about him, he probably bounces around from team to team and fades into relative obscurity.
 
2020-11-24 12:11:04 PM  
There is zero upside to bringing in CK.  The Bengals season is over, so you have three possibilities with CK.  He's good or really good and brings them to the brink of the playoffs.  That's no good because you get a worse draft pick and now you have a potential QB controversy when JB comes back.  Doesn't matter, this scenario would never happen.

He's okay.  Wins a few loses a few.  Does you no good since he is not a long term backup solution and once again it makes you get a (slightly) worse draft pick.  This is more likely than the first, but less likely than the last.

He's awful.  The Bengals retain that high draft pick, but they don't get the opportunity to get their backups more game experience.

All three of the scenarios don't even take into account the sideshow that would accompany CK wherever he went.
 
2020-11-24 12:20:44 PM  

Outshined_One: Muta: Kaepernick has been out of football too long.  He really isn't a viable option any more.

That's by design.  The NFL blackballed him long enough that now teams can simply say, oh, well, he's been out of football too long!  We simply can't sign him because he's so out of practice!

Meanwhile, the Bengals will bring in guys like Mark Sanchez, Sam Bradford, and Jimmy Clausen for tryouts while fans call into local sports radio demanding that they bring in Tim Tebow "just to see what he's got left in the tank."


Serious Black: Muta: Kaepernick has been out of football too long.  He really isn't a viable option any more.

When Washington signed him and then started him on December 9, 2018, Josh Johnson had not played a down of an NFL game since 2013 (five years) and had not thrown an official pass in an NFL game since 2011 (seven years). Kaepernick's last game and last pass occurred in December 2016 (four years). Try again.



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Muta: Kaepernick has been out of football too long.  He really isn't a viable option any more.


kukukupo: Getting sick of the headline.

The NFL doesn't want Kapernick.  Kapernick doesn't want the NFL.  It isn't going to happen.


MizzouGuy: Kaepernick will not return to the NFL. The downside would be too damaging, and there's a far greater chance of him being Drew Lock-ish than the SB Kaepernick, which means the NFL, and specifically the owners, can all just sit back and say I told you so.


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After Michael Vick served his prison sentence, the NFL didn't have him go through any "special workout". They simply lifted his indefinite suspension, and despite fears that no team would want anything to do with him, he was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles and played there for a few seasons.

Colin Kaepernick shouldn't require "a unique opportunity, a credible opportunity" to try out with teams after more than three years of banishment when Vick required less than a month and no special treatment whatsoever.

People aren't afraid Kaep would fail, they're afraid he'd succeed because they'd have to admit they were wrong about him. They'd have to admit that they'd been had by a man that called fallen soldiers "losers" and "suckers", a man that spent weeks pretending there wasn't a lethal pandemic, and a man that can't even pretend he knows the words to the anthem he supposedly holds dear.
 
2020-11-24 12:28:35 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: After Michael Vick served his prison sentence, the NFL didn't have him go through any "special workout". They simply lifted his indefinite suspension, and despite fears that no team would want anything to do with him, he was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles and played there for a few seasons.


CK was never suspended.  He can sign with a team at any time they and he agree to it.  Before the workout there were complaints that he never even got looked at by teams.  Vick was/is a scumbag, but he was more talented than CK was.  CK was good enough to be a backup (and might still be good enough) on a bunch of teams, but the problem is a team doesn't want a backup that gets more press than their starter, especially for non football things.

Ifark was a backup on a team and any non-marquee player was having a bad game there would be cries to put CK in, which no team wants decided by outside parties.  Based on who he is (not his skill) a QB controversy would happen anywhere outside of a handful of teams (GB, TB, etc)
 
2020-11-24 12:54:36 PM  

kukukupo: Getting sick of the headline.

The NFL doesn't want Kapernick.  Kapernick doesn't want the NFL.  It isn't going to happen.


I really hope some team signs him just so that Fark will stop beating this dead horse. Although I doubt Kap will sign with any team because he would then lose the attention of having his name mentioned and would trade that notoriety for the lack of attention that a backup QB gets
 
2020-11-24 1:03:48 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: Colin Kaepernick shouldn't require "a unique opportunity, a credible opportunity" to try out with teams after more than three years of banishment when Vick required less than a month and no special treatment whatsoever.


Michael Vick didn't continue to hurt dogs, at least not publicly. Whether Vick is genuine in his remorse is left for each person to judge but he was at least savvy enough to say the right things. Colin Kaepernick not only didn't do that, conducting himself in the direct opposite way of that was what he landed on.

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No self-respecting informed adult who wishes to be taken seriously wears that shirt.

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Nor that one, back when he was still employed and on the company time of his private employer.

You've heard him speak, it would be charitable to say he possesses a less than full command of the issues and that is known by each of us. You can argue the message, you cannot however argue that he is the right messenger. It would not detract from the cause to say so, in fact it would bolster it by displaying a sober approach over histrionics. How is that not understood?

Bith Set Me Up: People aren't afraid Kaep would fail, they're afraid he'd succeed because they'd have to admit they were wrong about him.


Kaepernick doesn't want a job, he wants to put on an act about wanting a job.

Bith Set Me Up: People aren't afraid Kaep would fail, they're afraid he'd succeed because they'd have to admit they were wrong about him. They'd have to admit that they'd been had by a man that called fallen soldiers "losers" and "suckers", a man that spent weeks pretending there wasn't a lethal pandemic, and a man that can't even pretend he knows the words to the anthem he supposedly holds dear.


Each of them got what they were looking for in the other, they each played their roles outstandingly well.
 
2020-11-24 1:21:16 PM  

WoodyHayes: Michael Vick didn't continue to hurt dogs, at least not publicly. Whether Vick is genuine in his remorse is left for each person to judge but he was at least savvy enough to say the right things. Colin Kaepernick not only didn't do that, conducting himself in the direct opposite way of that was what he landed on.


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Shove your BSABisms.
 
2020-11-24 1:32:49 PM  
There are a couple good CFL QBs who would likely be as good as whatever NFL practice roster filler they might sign. Give Mike Reilly or Bo Levi Mitchell a call.

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2020-11-24 2:18:39 PM  

dallylamma: There are a couple good CFL QBs who would likely be as good as whatever NFL practice roster filler they might sign. Give Mike Reilly or Bo Levi Mitchell a call.

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The second picture.  Is he just having fun out there?
 
2020-11-24 3:02:19 PM  

mjbok: dallylamma: There are a couple good CFL QBs who would likely be as good as whatever NFL practice roster filler they might sign. Give Mike Reilly or Bo Levi Mitchell a call.

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The second picture.  Is he just having fun out there?


You can tell on account of the gunslinger tattoo, that's how your know.
 
2020-11-24 3:45:15 PM  

dallylamma: mjbok: dallylamma: There are a couple good CFL QBs who would likely be as good as whatever NFL practice roster filler they might sign. Give Mike Reilly or Bo Levi Mitchell a call.

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The second picture.  Is he just having fun out there?

You can tell on account of the gunslinger tattoo, that's how your know.


Like a kind, drawing up plays in the sand.  Does he own Crocs as well?
 
2020-11-24 3:46:26 PM  

006andahalf: Surely Nate Peterman is available, and a more enticing option to boot.


Nope, he's a backup in Las Vegas
 
2020-11-24 3:56:20 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: WoodyHayes: Michael Vick didn't continue to hurt dogs, at least not publicly. Whether Vick is genuine in his remorse is left for each person to judge but he was at least savvy enough to say the right things. Colin Kaepernick not only didn't do that, conducting himself in the direct opposite way of that was what he landed on.

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Shove your BSABisms.


Roman Catholic buddy of mine: "My religion means I ignore problems until they go away." He says it in jest and as a criticism of a certain way of thinking which he finds not to be helpful, I respect the openness of that not being your chosen tactic in regards to problems.
 
2020-11-24 9:07:34 PM  
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2020-11-24 10:16:22 PM  
Here is another reason why Kaepernick's phone won't be ringing.

From The Hill, 11 October 2020: Kaepernick: Abolish police, prisons
 
2020-11-25 12:47:49 AM  

SuperChuck: Burrow will be back next season. What does half a season of Colin Kaepernick get you? He's not in football shape and has never played in their offense. He makes no sense as a seat warmer for the guy you really want playing quarterback


There's no guarantee that Burrow is back next season. The extent of the bone/cartilage damage hinted at ("structural damage") hasn't been made public,which is itself concerning.

The Bengals brought Eric Reid, Kaepernick's fellow kneeler, in for a tryout at safety a year or two ago, then chose not to sign him when he refused to promise that he wouldn't kneel. No way they would bring in Kaepernick.

The Bengals will now proceed (accidentally or deliberately) to lose all of their remaining games-Finley makes Nathan Peterman look like Patrick Mahomes-and will wind up with their consolation prize: the #3 pick, which they will use to draft Penei Sewell, the draft's top offensive lineman. Who will promptly break his leg in preseason and never play again.
 
2020-11-25 10:17:19 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: State_College_Arsonist: mariner314: State_College_Arsonist: Kaepernick recently latched onto the Free Mumia campaign as his next attempt to get attention, so he's obviously not going to stop being a troublemaker.  He doesn't want to play, get over it.

Not sure if serious...

/I'm with Kaep

Mumia is guilty, and the campaign to free him is nothing but a race-based con job.  If Kaepernick wants to back a murderer as a political stunt, then I'm going to call him an asshole.

Agreed. Whatever else Kaepernick has done right, associating himself with Mumia is a mistake. The case against him is absolutely airtight.


For a lot of those young folks, the actual merits of the case against Mumia are irrelevant. The fact that ck supports him is a de facto sign of mumia's innocence.

/fark ck
 
2020-11-25 10:21:13 AM  

Bith Set Me Up: Outshined_One: Muta: Kaepernick has been out of football too long.  He really isn't a viable option any more.

That's by design.  The NFL blackballed him long enough that now teams can simply say, oh, well, he's been out of football too long!  We simply can't sign him because he's so out of practice!

Meanwhile, the Bengals will bring in guys like Mark Sanchez, Sam Bradford, and Jimmy Clausen for tryouts while fans call into local sports radio demanding that they bring in Tim Tebow "just to see what he's got left in the tank."

Serious Black: Muta: Kaepernick has been out of football too long.  He really isn't a viable option any more.

When Washington signed him and then started him on December 9, 2018, Josh Johnson had not played a down of an NFL game since 2013 (five years) and had not thrown an official pass in an NFL game since 2011 (seven years). Kaepernick's last game and last pass occurred in December 2016 (four years). Try again.


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Muta: Kaepernick has been out of football too long.  He really isn't a viable option any more.

kukukupo: Getting sick of the headline.

The NFL doesn't want Kapernick.  Kapernick doesn't want the NFL.  It isn't going to happen.

MizzouGuy: Kaepernick will not return to the NFL. The downside would be too damaging, and there's a far greater chance of him being Drew Lock-ish than the SB Kaepernick, which means the NFL, and specifically the owners, can all just sit back and say I told you so.

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After Michael Vick served his prison sentence, the NFL didn't have him go through any "special workout". They simply lifted his indefinite suspension, and despite fears that no team would want anything to do with him, he was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles and played there for a few seasons.

Colin Kaepernick shouldn't require "a unique opportunity, a credible opportunity" to try out with teams after more than three years of banishment when Vick required l ...


He deliberately sabotaged his opportunity which hints at the fears about playing lay with him, not the NFL.
 
2020-11-25 12:58:06 PM  
do people not understand the passage of time? this shiat was relevant 4 years ago
 
2020-11-25 1:17:38 PM  

stellarossa: He deliberately sabotaged his opportunity which hints at the fears about playing lay with him, not the NFL.


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They were trying to trick him into signing away his rights:

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