Ah, it seems like only yesterday that NFL experts and Philadelphia fans alike were calling for the Eagles to trade for Colin Kaepernick as he would be the perfect fit for the Chip Kelly system. Instead, Chip goes mad with power and runs himself out of the City of Brotherly Love, and Kaep gets benched by Levi Stadium’s former coach by day and janitor by night Jim Tomsula. By some miracle, Kelly lands back on his feet in the same spot as his “ideal quarterback,” and yet the dream marriage between the two never left the altar. Gabbert’s still QB1, Kaep’s on his way out, and the 49ers are going to be a beautiful train wreck this season. Life has a funny way of working out.
So knowing he’s about to get cut, Colin Kaepernick has shrewdly taken control of his own demise and rewritten the headlines to his own story.
Rather than being remembered as the guy that couldn’t beat out human sack cushion Blaine Gabbert, Kaep is just the political activist that lost his job for his own personal beliefs. He couldn’t cut it in the NFL because he doubled down on anti-American sentiment, not because he just doesn’t have the talent anymore. Not the first road I’d personally travel down to spin public perception of me, but hey, it’s still a better legacy than being the guy that lost his starting gig to Gabbert..
Live look at Kaepernick today:
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