Who wouldn’t want Colin Kaepernick on their team?
The New York Jets, that’s who.
The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback turned activist famously began taking a knee during “The Star-Spangled Banner” during football games to protest on behalf of BLM, which ignited plenty of conversations as to whether activism should be a part of sports.
Kaepernick then filed a formal complaint alleging that NFL team owners colluded to keep him off the field in the wake of his protests, which concluded with a confidential settlement.
Now, he’s begging the New York Jets to sign him to their practice squad.
“I would be honored and extremely grateful for the opportunity to come in and lead the practice squad,” the letter read. “I would do this with the sole mission of getting your defense ready each week.”
A day later, the Jets signed Trevor Siemian.
Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp thinks he knows why Kaepernick’s begging isn’t working.
“I know that the people that make the decisions about football don’t want Colin involved in it,” Sapp tells Jason Whitlock. “You made a decision, you got the settlement, now go on. There’s no way you sue your boss and get back and get a job again. That just doesn’t happen.”
“There’s some mistakes you can’t recover from,” Whitlock agrees.
“It’s plain and simple. They bring a lot of people in on Tuesday. If you’re not getting invited on Tuesday around the league, then you are not considered an asset to the National Football League or any football team. So let it go,” Sapp adds.
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