Ryan Tannehill avoided a serious injury Thursday, but that does not mean he’s ready to return to practice immediately.
Consider the Dolphins’ recent signing of the underwhelming Jay Cutler, noted Anderson. Sure, we all heard how Cutler is close to Dolphins coach Adam Gase, knows his offense from their time with the Bears, has a cannon arm, etc.
But given his apathetic first news conference, Cutler looks like a mercenary who’s back on the field to collect a $10 million paycheck (he was making less than $500,000 for his gig as No. 2 game analyst for Fox Sports).
So how do teams like the Dolphins really know if Cutler is the best choice unless they at least invite Kaepernick to training camp and see what he’s got?
At the end of the day, all players, including quarterbacks, are “independent contractors,” Wingo replied. They’re more worried about their own jobs and careers.
So even though it may be the right thing to do, most NFL players won’t vouch for Kaepernick. They’ll let him fight his battle alone.
The fact that the Broncos are waiting well into preseason game action to decide Siemian vs. Lynch is a good sign for the latter. Lynch is pushing toward putting enough substance with his style, and he doesn’t need to be fully polished in order to jump to No. 1.
But Whitlock thinks it would be a mistake for the NFL to bow to public pressure on Kaepernick: “They will be getting shook down for eternity. Once you cave on this, you will be caving and bending over for these groups forever.”
A group of football fans offended by Kaepernick’s protest of racial injustice launched the #BoycottNFL online movement last year. But boycotts cut both ways. Many fans may boycott the NFL this season Hockey Cheap Jerseys if Kaepernick doesn’t get a job. Especially when backup quarterbacks with less talent are Kids Cheap Jerseys China getting hired.