Colin Kaepernick’s talent doesn’t guarantee him a job in the NFL
Aaron Rodgers made comments in an interview that Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest is preventing him from getting an NFL job, and that Kaepernick is one of the 64 most talented quarterbacks playing, so he should land him a spot.
Colin agrees with Rodgers that Kaepenick’s social stances have become an obstacle to his employment, but disagrees that his talent should guarantee him a roster spot.
He believes that talent alone isn’t the only factor considered in hiring employees in any field, and other mitigating circumstances often lead to less talented people getting a job. Maybe they’re a better fit, a better co-worker, but it’s ultimately the employer’s decision to make.
Other talented quarterbacks like Jeff George, RGIII have also had a tough time finding employment because teams concluded the headaches they created didn’t outweigh their talent. It wasn’t because of politics.
Colin thinks that elite franchise quarterbacks like Rodgers play by different rules, and teams will tolerate behavior they wouldn’t from marginal players. Kaepernick isn’t on Rodgers level, he’s a marginal talent. He needs to play “the game” to get a job, and to this point, hasn’t shown a willingness to do it.
Cleveland can still win the Kyrie Irving trade by backing out of the deal
The Kyrie Irving trade between Boston and Cleveland is in limbo because the Cavs are requesting additional compensation because Thomas’ hip is in worse condition than they previously thought.
Colin said that he thinks Boston initially won the trade because they got the star in Irving, but with the deal hanging by a thread, he believes Cleveland should be willing to pull out if Boston holds firm on not adding any additional players or picks to the deal.
Even though Cleveland may have lost the trade initially, they could still win the deal by pulling out and keeping Irving. At this point, Boston needs Irving worse than the Cavs need the deal. If they take Irving back, they can always find another deal because there will always be a trade market for one of the few true superstars in the NBA.
Greg Jennings – FS1 NFL Analyst I sin-studio to talk Aaron Rodgers’ interview opinions; why Kaepernick doesn’t need to post football on social media; and why Matt Stafford is worth the money.
Doug Gottlieb – FS1 Analyst and host of The Doug Gottlieb Show is in-studio talk Aaron Rodgers’ comments on Colin Kaepernick; why the Cavs have no leverage in the Kyrie trade; and why Floyd Mayweather is the greatest con man in the history of Las Vegas.
Paulie Malignaggi – Former Conor McGregor sparring partner joins the show to give his reaction to McGregor/Mayweather; if he was a plant for Mayweather; and if he wants to fight McGregor.