Standing up for change in the NFL is hard when you’re a disposable commodity. The end game for Colin Kaepernick from his recent national anthem protest may ultimately be distilled down to the brutal business reality of the NFL.
Today in The Herd, Colin said he has no problem with Kaepernick exercising his right to protest, but pointed out that there’s nothing worse for an NFL player’s future than being expensive and bad. Kaepernick is currently both. Throw in the national anthem protest, and it all adds up to a player NFL organizations and coaches don’t want to deal with.
“Workplaces all over America say ‘no politics at work.’ Football locker rooms, similarly, Belichick, he’s not really interested in Hillary and Trump conversations and debates in between plays. And, I’m OK with that, too.”
The days of bicep kissing, 80-yard touchdown runs in the playoffs are ancient history for Kap. Right now, he looks like Cast Away and plays like Tom Hanks.
“Like Michael Sam, Colin Kaepernick can’t play. First of all, it looks like he lost 30 pounds. He’s not big. He’s not strong. Emotionally, I don’t know where his head is at. He’s not the same guy.”
Sometimes there’s a price for taking a stand, when you’re a shot NFL player, it probably means you’re on your way out of the league.
Check out Colin’s 4 takeaways on the Kaepernick.
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) August 29, 2016