As NFL quarterbacks drop like flies, Kaepernick’s agent is making phone calls

The start of the 2019 NFL season has been quite a doozy so far.

First of all, the Buffalo Bills are undefeated both in pre-season and in their first two regular season games.  That alone should be enough to tell you just how wacky things could get this year.

More pertinent, however, seems to be the utter devastation of the pro quarterback profession.  The Steeler’s Ben Roethlisberger is going down with season-ending elbow surgery.  The NY Giants are going to bench the venerable Eli Manning.  The normally spry Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers is dealing with the constant aggravation of a pre-season injury.

This has Colin Kaepernick’s agent foaming at the mouth.

“Colin is literally in the best shape of his life,” a source close to Kaepernick told Chris Williamson of SNY. “He’s been working out five days a week at 5 a.m. for three years. He wants to play and his agent has been contacting teams in need of a quarterback.”

Kaepernick hasn’t so much as worked out for a team since settling his collusion grievance with the NFL. Given that the noted anthem protester and former 49ers quarterback hasn’t played since the end of the 2016 season, it’s highly unlikely that a team would give him a shot, especially with all the negative PR such a move would bring.

Kaepernick has previously made similar claims regarding his daily workout and his readiness for NFL duty, but it’s not physical fitness that’s keeping him sidelined.

The former second-stringer’s protest of the National Anthem, kneeling during the singing of the song at the onset of NFL games, has created an air about Kaepernick that many franchises refuse to touch.  The divisive nature of his actions would undoubtedly alienate fanbases around the nation, who have already been tuning out of the league in droves.