Posted: 3/21/2017 7:50:00 AM
Originally Posted by Sidehatch
ESPN producers are madly fapping over the prospect of Cutler to the Jets. It will be all Jets, Cowboys and Patriots on ESPN this season. Any of the NFC West quarterbacks could have a perfect season, and they'd still get less coverage than the Jest.
I can guarantee you that Mr. Tea Party Woody Johnson would never sign Kaepernick, even if Kaep was playing like Tom Brady 2.0.
Kaepernick On The Bench: NFL Teams Give Him Some Bad News After 49ers Ditch Him
Bleacher Report, a sports news site, has talked to an AFC general
manager and gathered his thoughts on why Kaepernick remains unsigned.
The manager, who remains nameless, said that most teams refuse to sign
the quarterback because they “can’t stand what he did.”
Others, as stated above, fear a backlash from fans and the President
himself. President Trump has been known to tweet about things that he
doesn’t like, and that sort of attention isn’t good for an NFL team.
The unnamed general manager continued to speak with Bleacher Report.
“He can still play at a high level. The problem is three things are
happening with him. First, some teams genuinely believe that he can’t
play. They think he’s shot. I’d put that number around 20 percent.”
There are 32 football teams in the NFL. So, by using the estimation
given by this general manager, that leaves roughly six or seven general
managers that believe Kaepernick can’t play anymore.
The general manager continued, “Second, some teams fear the backlash
from fans after getting him. They think there might be protests of Trump
will tweet about the team. I’d say that number is around 10 percent.
Then there’s another 10 percent that has a mix of those feelings. Third,
the rest genuinely hate him and can’t stand what he did [kneeling
during the anthem]. They want nothing to do with him.”
More basic math shows that the other twenty percent mentioned
represents another six or seven general managers that fear the response
from fans. As for the rest of the league who “genuinely hate him,” it’s
roughly anywhere from 18-20 general managers that will never sign him.