Though he’s not playing, Colin Kaepernick continues to drive a wedge between patriotic football fans and the NFL.
After teams refused to sign him this year, other players carried on his anti-American anthem protests.
Now, one team is on the verge of slapping pro-America football fans in the face.
The Raiders starting quarterback Derek Carr went down with a transverse spinal fracture that could sideline him anywhere from 2-6 weeks.
After casting doubts on the ability of the Raiders’ backup and third-string quarterbacks, sports writers are now urging the Raiders to sign Colin Kaepernick.
The Washington [Com]Post’s Mark Maske writes:
If the likelihood is that Carr will be out closer to six weeks than two, that’s too long to patch things together with Manuel and Cook. The season could be lost before Carr returns, if that is the case. Under those circumstances, they would owe it to themselves to consider signing still-out-of-work quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Kaepernick is better than Manuel and Cook. He would give the Raiders, once he was brought up to speed, a better chance to win without Carr than Manuel or Cook would. Carr would have improved odds of returning to a team still in the playoff race.
Maske then taunts the Raiders:
Aren’t the Raiders all about the “Just win, baby” creed of their late owner, Al Davis? Aren’t the Raiders the franchise known for giving second chances to unwanted players, the team that doesn’t care what anyone else thinks? It might be time for Davis’s son, current owner Mark Davis, to reaffirm that.
The Tennessee Titans just skipped over Kaepernick when they signed a deal with Brandon Weeden as backup for Matt Cassel who’s filling in for their injured starter Marcus Mariota.
But the Raiders have a history of signing players with questionable character.
The Raiders would be wise to pass on Kaepernick, rather than caving to the pressure of sports columnists.
What do you think?
Will the Raiders sign Colin Kaepernick?
Or is Kaepernick too toxic for the NFL?
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