Joel
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Joel asked in SportsFootball (American) · 2 months ago

Did the NFL have financial justification for not hiring Colin Kaepernick post protest?

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  • 2 months ago
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    Teams hire players not the league.As far as fianancial there may be some incentive to not hire him.He would get the veteran minium for aa QB!He would likely be a backup and lets face it there are a lot cheaper players for that position.But not all moves should be just be based on fianaces

    • Joel
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      1 month agoReport

      So, you're inferring the entire league wouldn't have financial problems if Kaepernick was in the league considering the widespread calls for boycotting TV, merchandise, games, etc if he were still in the league and protesting?

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  • Cu Tie
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    2 months ago

    Actually, my best guess is that Colin Kaepernick probably developed a poor work ethic during the end of his time with the San Francisco 49ers. However, if Kaepernick rededicates himself to work hard and perform very well in practice every day, he will greatly improve his chances of getting signed to play for an NFL team in the future.

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  • Bob
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    2 months ago

    No and they don't have to because no employer is required to hire a particular person, and the teams would sign or hire him and not the league itself.

    • Joel
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      1 month agoReport

      The NFL as a whole is potentially culpable for him not having a job as reflected in the settled collusion case with Kaepernick. The distinction between NFL and franchises becomes negligible on this issue because every NFL team has conformed to not hire him regardless of reason.  Reid was re-hired.

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  • 2 months ago

    He wasnt a very good QB at the end.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    The NFL doesn't hire players. The teams do. 

    Financially, Kaepernick is a liability to the league. His actions offend most of the end consumers. There are far better QBs who don't pose a financial liability to the league. 

    At 32 he's past his prime. He hasn't played a game in the NFL since 2016 and has only won three games since 2014. His career rating of 88.9 would rank in the bottom third of the league this year behind Gardner Minshew. 

    @Jim- Why would they? The only skill he has is throwing a football. The NFL could put an ad up on Indeed and have 1000 more qualified resumes in a hour. They could pay those people a fraction of what Kaepernick thinks he's worth and not have to put up with the headache of having an employee who pisses off most of their consumers and advertisers. On top of that, there's probably several owners who wouldn't be happy with the idea and that could create some problems. 

    @Tom- he had ZERO supporters. There were a few people willing to put up with his BS long enough to take a look at him, yes. That doesn't qualify them as "supporters" though. After he decided to refuse to try out until everybody moved the entire try out to somewhere else though, EVERYBODY said "**** this BS and went home" 

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    • Joel
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      1 month agoReport

      The distinction between the NFL and individual franchises is negligible in this case due to the league wide collusion case that was settled. The other plaintiff in the case has since re-signed with another team.

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  • 2 months ago

    Certainly.....

    If you owned a business and needed to hire someone....be it minimum wage guy or a high-ranking executive... and you had a candidate that was 2-3 years removed from the workforce and unwilling to commit to you that his main focus would be on the job, wouldn't you feel justified in passing on him regardless of the wage?

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  • As far as I know, no Employer is required to hire someone. You are free to hire and fire anyone you choose. Is it up to The National Football League to tell one of the 32 Teams or The NFL itself to hire Colin Kaepernick? I don't think so. You can be of the opinion that Colin Kaepernick has a better skill set than some of the players who are presently playing in The NFL, but no one is required to offer him a Contract.

    • Joel
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      1 month agoReport

      The question isn't whether the NFL tells the teams to hire him, it's whether they're instructed NOT to hire him. Considering the settled collusion case this is a big question mark.

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  • Kenny
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    2 months ago

    Sure ...................

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