Spike Lee Implores Quarterback-Needy Jets To Sign Kaepernick
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 21, 2017,
Mar 21, 2017, 3:11
The Jets are still looking for a quarterback, as Lee points out in his post. "They want to move on".
According to Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman, it appears the NFL is souring on him for two reasons: some are offended by his protest of the national anthem previous year, and others just don't think he is a good quarterback anymore.
But after more than a week of free agency, in a league that struggles to find enough competent quarterbacks for each team, Kaepernick remains unsigned with no buzz about where he might go next. It appeared Barkley was commanding more interest from National Football League teams than was Kaepernick.
According to the unidentified general manager, some teams just don't think he could play anymore, and some were afraid of the backlash if they signed him. "I think some teams also want to use Kaepernick as a cautionary tale to stop other players in the future from doing what he did". However, on the other hand, Kaepernick did appear in a Super Bowl with the 49ers as recently as 2012-2013.
A few years ago, there was a time when Colin Kaepernick was considered one of the league's most unsafe quarterbacks thanks to his ability to be effective with his legs.
The 49ers since Kaepernick officially opted out of his contract brought in veteran Brian Hoyer and his Matt Barkley. And the team Lee targeted for Kaepernick to play for - the New York Jets - are owned by Woody Johnson, a longtime Republican donor who endorsed Donald Trump for president.
"The New York J-E-T-S Need a Quarterback", wrote Lee, who added that he was having brunch with Kaepernick. Who Is The J-E-T-S Quarterback?
Still, Mr. Lee, an activist and avid sports fan, says something is "mad fishy" about the professional silence, given the quarterback's controversial decision not to stand for the national anthem before games.