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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    It really comes down to how bad he really wants to play football. He's been out for what, 4 years? If he wants back in, he'll take a backup role if that's the best he can get.
    there currently are no starting QB jobs available, that's why Cam Newton hasn't signed with anyone yet. reports from Kaep's tryout were that he didn't look very good, and there are legit questions about if he even wants to play.

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    No No No No..... dumb idea.....

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    Roger Goodell “encourages” a team to sign Colin Kaepernick

    Posted by Mike Florio on June 15, 2020

    The Commissioner is on the record regarding Colin Kaepernick.

    Ten days are creating a video that proclaimed “black lives matter” but omitted Kaepernick’s name, Roger Goodell has said that he wants a team to sign Kaepernick.

    “Well, listen, if he wants to resume his career in the NFL, then obviously it’s gonna take a team to make that decision,” Goodell told Mike Greenberg of ESPN. “But I welcome that, support a club making that decision, and encourage them to do that.

    “If his efforts are not on the field but continuing to work in this space, we welcome him to that table and to help us, guide us, help us make better decisions about the kinds of things that need to be done in the communities. We have invited him in before, and we want to make sure that everybody’s welcome at that table, and trying to help us deal with some very complex, difficult issues, that have been around for a long time.

    “But I hope we’re at a point now where everybody’s committed to making long-term, sustainable change.”

    As we’ve said in the past, on multiple occasions, if Goodell and the NFL truly want Kaepernick back in the league, there are ways to make it happen. The Rams, as the reporting went, were nudged by the league in 2014 to select Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in the draft pool. Then, after the Rams cut Sam, Goodell reportedly called around to persuade someone to put Sam on a practice squad. The Cowboys eventually did.

    Backroom deals get made all the time in the NFL. Teams always want something, from a Super Bowl to a draft to anything and everything else that the league office has the authority and discretion to dispense. If the league office wants Kaepernick on a team, the league office can make it happen, quickly.

    Here, the league really shouldn’t have to work that hard. Things have changed since teams cowered to their fan bases and/or the Tweeter-in-Chief in 2017. Signing Kaepernick now likely would lead to a net gain, from jersey sales to ticket sales to the creation of a national following. Over the years, plenty of teams have volunteered to do Hard Knocks in order to create a national presence. That doesn’t work. Signing Kaepernick would.

    It seems like it’s just a matter of time until someone figures it out. And if the league office does just a little more than publicly encourage all teams generally to sign Kaepernick by focusing on privately coaxing one to do it, that could be the thing that seals the deal.

    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...in-kaepernick/

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    Quote Originally Posted by feltdizz View Post
    because he is just as good if not better than most backups like Rudolph.
    Based on what? His abilities 4 years ago? FOUR YEARS AGO
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    So let's say a team does sign him and he sucks or uses the team to promote his agenda, or both.
    Can you imagine if they cut him?
    In the last decade, 25% of the league has won a super bowl(the Steelers aren't one of them) and 25% have as many or more playoff wins as the Steelers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    So let's say a team does sign him and he sucks or uses the team to promote his agenda, or both.
    Can you imagine if they cut him?
    If he sucks, they will cut him. It will be obvious. But if he plays better than whoever makes the roster and gets cut, all hell will break loose.

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    I don't know if he can still play at NFL caliber level. Perhaps, perhaps not.

    but I'm quite sure of two things. The team that signs him will have a circus to deal with all pre-season, and perhaps all through the regular season.

    And second, if he no longer is able to perform - no one will give them the benefit of the doubt if he's cut. Not one media person out there will say it was because of performance. They will say it's everything but.

    So if you're a GM - you gotta ask yourself if that price is worth paying for a backup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starlifter View Post
    So if you're a GM - you gotta ask yourself if that price is worth paying for a backup.
    That has always been the issue with signing him since the day he left the 49'ers. I don't know that there has been any collusion to keep him out of the NFL. If he had Tom Brady-like skills, he would have been signed and a team would have figured out how to deal with the kneeling a long time ago. But when you start putting stink on tape, then the drama that goes along with signing him starts to weigh heavily.

    If he's ever going to play again, now would be the time. People have come around to the understanding that kneeling isn't disrespecting America/the flag/the millitary but calling attention to a real problem. The drama will still surround him but there's at least a much more understanding environment today.

    Unfortunately for him, I think he was just a few-year wonder and has neither the required skill-set nor the desire.

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