there are 2 issues here, to me. first, on the subject of his talent, does he deserve to be on a roster? if the rumor is true he turned down an offer to play for one-eleventh the size of cutler's deal, yes, that was an insult and he should've refused it. yes, he deserves to be on a roster.
Kaepernick was offered a back-up position and a back-up salary. The rumor (note I acknowledge it is a rumor) is that he turned down the money for "political" reasons. Cutler will be the starter on day 1. He is getting starter money. The top 10 QBs are making $21-25M this year. So, $10M for a rent-a-QB is reasonable. http://dailycaller.com/...ay-up-the-race-card/
Reminds me of when Latrell Sprewell turned down a $21M extension with the Timberwolves b/c he "had a family to feed." He never played again. What that b/c of Sprewell's race or political stance?
secondly, does the league forgive the sins that black people are expected to commit, are allowed to commit, while expressing your view on how black people are treated is not an acceptable sin? if you go back and read what happened to john carlos and tommy smith after the gloved fist episode, i think nothing much has changed.
Yes b/c The Shield most certainly has crucified outspoken black men like Ray Lewis, Richard Sherman, and Michael Bennett.
Then there are all the players who joint in with Kaep and, miraculously, have not been "black balled." https://www.cbssports.com/...s-protest-in-week-1/
as to kaepernick's ability versus cutler's ability, so far we will only be able to judge one side of that. we'll see if kap lands a job so that we can judge the other side of that.
The Miami gig was not about who had the most ability. It was about the fact that Cutler was joining his old offensive coordinator and knew the entire playbook on day 1. Why do you keep ignoring that crucial fact that everyone, but you, seem to acknowledge. Even the biggest Kaepernick supporters recognize and have acknowledged this.
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