Don’t talk about it. be there
During a week when the city where his football team plays hosted the NFL Draft, Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis took center stage. And yet he still had time to talk about the one man who has been hanging over the league like a black cloud since 2016.
But instead of changing the forecast, Davis just kept complaining about the weather.
“I believe in Colin Kaepernick,” Davis said. per Monte Poole by NBC Sports Bay Area. “He deserves every chance in the world to be a quarterback in the National Football League. I still stand by it. If our coaches and general managers want him or want him to be the quarterback on this team, I would welcome him with open arms.”
Mark, why do you have to wait and see what the coaches and general manager you pay say if you care so much about it?
It’s not like you have the best quarterback room in the league, as Derek Carr is backed by the likes of Nick Mullens and Garrett Gilbert.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the man who once signed Jon Gruden to a $100 million deal and had Mike Mayock as his general manager is as clueless as he had a legendary gospel artist Yolanda Adams and the Grambling State Band perform at a game last season to atone for a lucrative attempt for having one racist, misogynist, homophobic like his former head coach.
This is the second time in the past two months that a powerful white man has handed an artificial olive branch to Kaepernick, who could restart his career but hasn’t.
“Does this guy deserve a second chance? I think he does.” said Seahawks coach Pete Carroll of Colin Kaepernick in March. With a quarterback room in Seattle that starred Drew Lock, Jacob Eason and Geno Smith, Kaepernick instantly became the group’s top signal-caller from the moment he stepped into the room.
This off-season, we watched as Chase Daniel, Mitch Trubisky, Brian Hoyer, Jeff Driskel, Tim Boyle and Colt McCoy – who is older than Kaepernick – Secure jobs for the next season. But still, the man who played in a Super Bowl and was once one of the faces of the league still can’t get a shot from the Seahawks or the Raiders for kneeling for blacks, proving just how cowardly the men in charge are Seattle and Las Vegas really are.
NFL owners and head coaches have a lot of appeal and influence. But real power is still the talk of the biggest offseason week on the NFL calendar, even though he hasn’t played since 2016.