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Dec 24, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) pumps his fist as he acknowledges the cheers from the 49ers’ fans after leading his team to a 22-21 come-from-behind win over the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

TMZ recently asked New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch if he thought Colin Kaepernick was being blackballed by the NFL. Tisch said no and smartly changed the direction of the very brief conversation by saying that he is all about the New York Giants. Here’s the thing – the Giants currently have to – maybe three – quarterbacks on their roster who are inferior to Colin Kaepernick.

The Giants quarterback depth chart currently features Eli Manning, Geno Smith, Josh Johnson and Davis Webb. Manning is the incumbent and as close as the Giants have to a modern-day legend. Webb, a 3rd round pick, will make the team this year unless something crazy happens or there is an injury. We don’t know for sure that Webb won’t be better at football than Colin Kaepernick. As for Josh Johnson and Geno Smith, there is no absolutely no proof – either empirical, anecdotal or statistical  – that either of those guys are better football players than Colin Kaepernick.

In fact it’s not even worth anyone’s time to compare the stats of Colin Kaepernick and Josh Johnson because Johnson doesn’t even have the resume of Johnny Manziel. Johnny Football, the second-most highly-publicized unemployed quarterback, has more career touchdown passes (7 to 5), fewer career interceptions (7 to 10), and a higher career completion percentage (57% to 54.2%) on more career pass attempts (258 to 177) than Johnson. And he’s done it all more recently than Johnson who last appeared in an NFL game in 2013. (The same year Kaepernick took the 49ers to their second straight NFC Championship game.)

That’s why Johnson will probably be cut next month as the Giants go with 26-year old Geno Smith, a guy who is statistically better thanJohnny Manziel… and that’s where his resume pretty much ends.Smith is nowhere near as good as Kaepernick and couldn’t beat out Ryan Fitzpatrick for a job with the Jets. He most recently inspired this glowing article before he signed with the Giants. Via the New York Post:

Smith might be the least equipped person to play in New York, an immature and insecure guy filled with self-delusion. His litany of missteps on and off the field for the past four years has been well-chronicled.

The reality is that New York is no place for a flawed, thin-skinned quarterback. Truth be told, no major market makes sense for Smith.

He was an embarrassment for the Jets. He would be the same for the Giants by saying or doing something stupid because, well, he’s currently a 26-year-old child.

His soundtrack has been predictable through the years. Screw up. Recite textbook mea culpas. Screw up again. Blame the media.

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Colin Kaepernick has found a home – in the Motor City.
Kaepernick, who has spent his entire NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers, has reportedly signed a two-year deal worth $16 million. According to sources, he will compete for the starting quarterback job with Matthew Stafford.
Kaepernick made news last season by boycotting the national anthem, taking one knee during its playing before kickoff. He has been much maligned for his choice.

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The Cleveland Browns were linked to have interest in Colin Kaepernick in 2016, but should not pursue any sort of discussions with the quarterback in 2017.

When news broke Wednesday that Colin Kaepernick was set to become a free agent, some Cleveland Browns fans may have slipped into a state of fear. With the team’s quarterback situation so uncertain, anyone is a possibility.

But right away, a potential Kaepernick pursuit was seemingly shut down, according to a tweet from Mary Kay Cabot.

The news comes from a “league source,” but a lot of news that comes out at this point in the year is hard to trust. This is not to discount Cabot’s story, but as the potential options continue to sign with other teams, the Browns may get desperate when it comes to finding a starting quarterback for the 2017 season.

With Kirk Cousins already franchise tagged and Jimmy Garoppolo allegedly off the market, although that could be another smokescreen story, the options are running thin.

Tyrod Taylor is a name that will be linked to the Browns until he is either kept by Buffalo or joins another team, but his availability is still in question.

 

Colin Kaepernick was to be the next big NFL star, but he ended up ruining his chances by making a political statement against President Trump. Conservative Fighters reported that the NFL quarterback is no longer on contract with the San Francisco 49ers. And, people are starting to wonder if making a stand against Trump could have ruined his career.

 When Kaepernick first arrived on the scene, some people thought he would be the future of the league. The NFL fans thought that Colin would change the way the quarterback position is played in the sport.

NFL players should improve each season they play, but in Kaepernick’s case, he [only] got worse. The 49ers thought that he could get the team to the playoffs, but he never came through.

After a major injury, forcing him out of the game for an extended amount of time, Kaepernick turned into a radical, and well, a Black Lives Matter activist. It led to one of the NFL’s most shocking moments when he refused to stand during out national anthem during one of the 49ers games.

When he asked about his silent protest, he used much of the same language that many Black Lives Matter activist use, like “oppression” and “police brutality.”

 Colin took a step farther and accused Donald Trump of being a racist, which proved that he was buying into the Liberal garbage that Trump was trying to “white-wash” America.

Many NFL fans couldn’t wait for Kaepernick to lose his contract, stating he was a “no talent player.” He made headlines not by showing his football talent but by wearing socks that had police officers depicted as pigs.

Wouldn’t it have been better if he would have gone out and tried to work on a solution instead of buying into the Liberal garbage that Trump’s a racist and all cops are dangerous?

For now, Colin Kaepernick is without an a NFL contract, and many people are hoping [and praying] that no one takes a risk by picking him up to play football.

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Kaepernick gets a chance to prove he can still be an NFL quarterback, beginning Sunday on the road against the Buffalo Bills. The Niners (1-4) get a needed shakeup through “one of the only maneuvers we can make,” as coach Chip Kelly put it Tuesday in announcing the decision to start Kaepernick instead of Blaine Gabbert.

And that’s where this rocky relationship — from Kaepernick’s ascent to Super Bowl starter to last season’s benching to an offseason trade request to newfound support amidst his controversial protests during the national anthem — seems destined to end.

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49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is giving $25, there 000 to Appetite For Change, capsule a North Minneapolis nonprofit that says it uses food as a vehicle for social change.

Kaepernick sparked a national debate last fall by kneeling during the national anthem as a protest against racial oppression and police shootings of black men. He has since become an outspoken activist for minorities.

Kaepernick started a foundation and pledged to donate $1 million to organizations working in oppressed communities.

He plans to donate $100,00 for 10 months, and the December pledge is going to Appetite For Change.

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Appearing Tuesday on “Outnumbered,” Theismann called out the San Francisco 49ers for awarding the team’s most prestigious honor to Kaepernick, who sparked controversy this season by refusing to stand for the national anthem.

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