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Discussion in 'New York Jets' started by JetsFan, Nov 17, 2019.
Russell Wilson too. The Seahawks attended. He should riot until he gets traded.
Kap can't play a lick of ball. He's just another league turned corporate puppet who has been used from day one to foster racial division. All the key actors in this long running soap opera are in on the deception. Yeah, even the prolific QB David Woodley played in a Super Bowl, so any crappy QB can play in a SB if it is in the league's best interests to put him there. The NFL is a government controlled monopoly which makes it impossible to believe a word that any of these circus clowns say. The NFL wants its followers to get suckered into this asinine racial discussion, which only serves to promote perpetual class warfare.
The team that signs Kaepernick instantly becomes the most polarizing team in the league. You know what owner wants his team to be the most polarizing in the league? Absolutely none of them. Every single owner in the league wants every single person who lives within 500 miles of their stadium to be a potential fan (who will potentially buy tickets, and jerseys, and hats). This is why the league constantly does little nonsense stuff (that they know will slightly annoy men - like pink headbands for a month) because they think it won't make a man walk-away, but it might make one extra woman follow the sport. The team that signs Kaepernick might see 5-10% of its fanbase walk-away.
Stunt? He wanted it out in the open for all the world to see. No useful purpose was to have been served by hiding it away behind closed doors; that could only create more questions. What was the NFL afraid of?
Profit is generally considered in financial terms. With that in mind please demonstrate how he has profited since his last NFL performance.
Please explain why the NFL would want what you claim. Be specific, use examples.
What? He signed a deal with Nike worth millions of dollars per year. They released exclusive Kaepernick jerseys that sold out the same day. The deal includes both shoes and apparel branded with his name. The deal is reportedly in the upper echelon of what top stars are paid.
He also had them remove the Betsy Ross flag from 4th of July sneakers because "racism."
Are you asserting that he would have made less money on a contract with Nike if he was still playing in the NFL?
Are you suggesting that an active NFL contract would be for an insignificant amount of money?
Are you telling us his objection to the Betsy Ross flag shoes put money in his pocket?
How is his total income now larger than what it would be if he was still active in the NFL?
It's reportedly a ten year deal through 2028 which will pay him until he's 41. He's not assuming any risk at all playing a sport, and he does a couple are a year while continuing his crusade against the NFL.
For someone who doesn't really want to play professional football anymore he's surely making out ok and much better than any other player that is effectively retired.
You can choose what you think. I don't think he has any desire to play anymore and I think he proved that this past weekend.
well that's obviously not true
The media thrives on polarizing clickbait, and here are the people and things I am sick of and would like to see quietly fade away:
1. Kaepernick because he's never going to play again, and his recent workout was simply the NFL and Kaepernick using each other for reasons that I can't figure out
2. Hillary Clinton, because she's not the woman of destiny she thinks she is;
3. The Kardashians, just because; and
4. The Geico lizard, because the airwaves are saturated with Geico commercials, and each one is more annoying than the last.
It's obvious? How many unemployed athletes have multi-million dollar endorsement deals?
Former stars turned broadcasters still working jobs. Hall of Famers. That's about it. I haven't seen Priest Holmes sign any endorsement deals lately.
you are being intentionally ignorant
And you're being intentionally vague. 35% of NFL players report being bankrupt or under financial stress within two years of retirement (2009 study but still). 60% of NBA players go bankrupt within five years of leaving the sport.
There's not this huge slew of former players signing endorsement deals post retirement. And certainly not endorsement deals that are signed for TEN years at the same rate that current star players make.
Show me a player that's never made the Pro Bowl that has an endorsement deal like that when they're three years removed from the league?
He isn't on the league. He's still making a healthy living on it through apparel, sneakers and ads.
uh huh... lots of retired NFL Players struggle financially, but that's a totally different point that what you were making earlier. Earlier you said and I quote "[Kaepernick] is doing much better than any other player that is effectively retired."
that's obviously not true. If you want to change your argument, that's fine, I guess but it just means your earlier statement is a false one
the whole thing is a stupid criticism anyway. I'm glad he's making money off his likeness
Okay, sorry. He is doing much better than MOST players who are effectively retired. Is that better?
yes. its better because its not a lie
I would imagine he's doing better than nearly any non Pro Bowl players that's out of the league by 30. He obviously isn't doing better then the likes of Strahan and what not. But you're nitpicking the argument.