This week we’re talking football. More specifically, we’re talking about the Colin Kaepernick “situation”. In 2016, Kaepernick gained national attention when he began protesting by not standing while the national anthem was being performed, motivated by what he viewed as the oppression of non-white races in the U.S. His actions prompted a wide variety of responses, including additional athletes in the NFL and other U.S. sports leagues protesting in various ways. Over the last few weeks, football teams have returned to training camp, the season is about to begin and still Kaepernick is unemployed. The narrative the NFL teams around the league are trying to convince us of is: “If he could help us win, we’d sign him. This has nothing to do with the protest”. Really? We’ve watched 25 quaterbacks get signed before Kaepernick has a single offer, including Jay Cutler, who was recently signed by the Dolphins out of retirement! We gave our thought on what this is really about and how similar situations have been handled very differently by the NFL in the past.  We also debated whether we thought he would get a job this season, what possible teams he might be a good fit for or if he’d even ever take another NFL snap.

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