Colin Kaepernick is too much of a distraction to sign as a backup
Social media lost its mind yesterday, when Blaine Gabbert signed as a backup with the Arizona Cardinals, while Colin Kaepernick remained unsigned.
There are two ideologically opposed viewpoints on why Kaepernick hasn’t found his next NFL job. One group believes that he isn’t good enough to deal with the media attention he brings from his political stands, the other believes it’s unfair to label him a distraction based on the merit of his social justice advocacy. They argue the idea that the far less talented Gabbert signing before Kaepernick is proof of NFL bias.
Colin pointed out that even though Kaepernick is the better player, better doesn’t always get the job. He wouldn’t sign Kaepernick as a backup for the same reason he wouldn’t have signed Tim Tebow. In Colin’s opinion, no NFL clipboard holder is worth a roster spot if there are any distractions whatsoever.
Kaepernick is the perfect polarizing athlete for a country split down ideological lines to endlessly argue about on Twitter, but in the end, there’s no value in spending one second answering questions about a player who isn’t going to play.
If you think who’s better always gets the job, with two weak candidates, and they’re both weak. You’re clueless.”
John Wall is a great player, but he’s not a superstar
Colin was critical of John Wall early in his career, but this year he would have voted him fourth in the MVP race, ahead of Russell Westbrook. Even though Wall may be the second most physically talented player in the Eastern Conference, Colin doesn’t view him as a star.
Wall has improved considerably, but he doesn’t have a significant playoff run in seven years, and even if the Wizards beat the Celtics, they aren’t going to the Finals. From a marketing standpoint, he’s invisible and been through three shoe deals. He doesn’t sell.
In Washington last night, the Wiz couldn’t outdraw the Capitals. LeBron would sell out in Cleveland if they set up a free ATM across the street from the Q.
Don’t tell me you deeply care about John Wall and the Wizards. He got doubled last night in his own town by hockey.”
Doug Gottlieb – FS1 Basketball Analyst and host of the Doug Gottlieb Show is in-studio discuss if the Cavs/Warriors dominance is bad for the NBA; why Draymond Green is the biggest hypocrite in sports; and why Colin Kaepernick is still unsigned.
Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider is in-studio talking Warriors/Cavs dominance and if LeBron is closing in on MJ as the G.O.A.T.
Jason McIntyre – Founder of The Big Lead and co-host of Speak for Yourself is in-studio to make his case for Steph Curry as the second greatest point guard in NBA history, right now.