Colin Kaepernick’s unemployment reveals troubling character of hidden NFL execs

Week 1 of the 2017 NFL season is here, and Colin Kaepernick is unemployed. If you’re not sure why (and goodness knows what reason you have for that), then re-read the comments of an unnamed NFL general manager to Sporting News last week.

If you still are not sure after reading that, you don’t really want to know. You’ve told yourself a lie. Or a series of them, much like another group of NFL team executives told other outlets last week, also under cloak of anonymity.

To be fair, the one who spoke to SN told a story that’s equally insulting to our intelligence. It also deals with opinions the league and its teams want to pass off as facts. But they’re what he and his colleagues actually believe. It’s at the core of their collective shutout of Kaepernick.

It will be a while before saying something other than “San Diego Chargers” feels natural; it won’t happen this soon. Saying “the Broncos would be in the Super Bowl hunt if they had a Cheap Jerseys United States quarterback” flows very easily by now, though. It could bite them this early, even at home against a Chargers team hoping for some long-overdue luck on injuries. Philip Rivers deserves the team Trevor Siemien has around him.

This was on course to be the AFC championship game last year until the Chiefs slowed to a crawl against the Steelers at home the week before. Alex Smith is now looking over his shoulder at rookie Pat Mahomes, and it’s not wrong to wonder if Andy Reid will be watching closely how things progress — albeit against a defense that ranked No. 1 last season and likely got stronger. Oh, almost forgot: Tom Brady, a healthy Rob Gronkowski Cheap Jerseys Vip and enough new wideouts to overcome losing Julian Edelman. Patriots, 30-19