Former QB blasts NFL owners for being ‘scared’ to sign Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick still hasn’t been signed by an NFL team, and we’re not the only ones who think that’s ridiculous.
Jake Plummer, a former quarterback who played 10 seasons in the NFL, called out the league for still not signing Colin Kaepernick.
“I think that [the owners are] all scared, and that they’re uneducated on him as a person and what he wants to do,” Plummer told The Denver Post. “I don’t know if he wants to play for organizations run by scared, kind of bigoted people that don’t understand what it’s like to be in the shoes of someone like him and to see the things he’s seen and to relate to the people that go through the atrocities of what everyday people deal with.”
He continued, “I don’t know. I hope someone does. I would really love it because I love watching him play. I would love to see him come here (to Denver), but I’m not sure if they would do that.”
Plummer said that he believes Kaepernick could be a good fit for Denver, but he’s not sure if that’s possible, given the way the league has been behaving when it comes to Colin Kaepernick.
Colin Kaepernick has made a name for himself both on and off the field for his ongoing activism. When he was still in the NFL, playing for the San Francisco 49ers, he made headlines for taking a knee during the national anthem.
That action spurred on hundreds of similar protests, with athletes across the country taking a knee in protest of race relations in the United States and a failing criminal justice system.
Kaepernick is now suing the NFL, claiming that he was blackballed from being hired after leaving the 49ers because of his activism.
He is still a free agent, but no team will touch him, and like Plummer said, that’s ridiculous.