According to ESPN insider Adam Schefter, the Seattle Seahawks were all ready to give free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick a chance to audition for a job, but pulled the plug at the last minute because Kaepernick wouldn’t promise to stop protesting police brutality and racial discrimination.
Here’s how Schefter describes things going down:
The Seahawks had contacted Kaepernick about two weeks ago to arrange a visit to the team’s headquarters, but after tentative arrangements were made and travel planned, the trip was unexpectedly scuttled over the Seahawks’ last-minute stipulation regarding Kaepernick’s anthem stance, a source told ESPN.
The source said the Seahawks wanted to know that Kaepernick wouldn’t kneel this season, and he was unwilling to give that assurance to them.
Schefter goes on to report that no final decision has been made, and that the Seahawks are still considering holding a workout for Kaepernick.
Between this and Bengals owner Mike Brown reportedly grilling Eric Reid over his anthem protests, I think we can all finally stop pretending that the only reason Kaepernick doesn’t have a job is because he’s not good enough.