As the political tides around Colin Kaepernick are in motion, the President, Donald Trump is once again weighing.
And his words may come as a surprise.
In an interview with WJLA’s Scott Thuman, on Wednesday, Trump said he would “absolutely” support Colin Kaepernick is back in the NFL.
“If he deserves it, he should “
“If he deserves it, he should,” Trump said when asked if Kaepernick should get another chance in the NFL. “If he has the ability to play. It started great, and then it was not very large in terms of a player. He was terrific in his rookie year. I think he has been very good in his second year. And then something happened. If his game was not up to par.
“The answer is: absolutely, I would. As far as knees, I would like to see another shot. But, obviously, it must be able to play well. If he can’t play well, I think it would be very unfair.”
get that son of a bitch off the field.” “data-reactid= “24”>Whereas Trump relies on the assertion that Kaepernick is the ability to play was the reason why he has not been able to find NFL work, Wednesday, of the declaration is far from the “get this son of a bitch off the field.”
A new light on Kaepernick in the middle of George Floyd reckoning
the death of George Floyd. ” data-reactid= “37”>Trump’s statement Wednesday comes as the united States discusses race relations reckoning prompted by the death of George Floyd.
Roger Goodell, declaring “Black Lives Matter” and admitting that the league was wrong to discourage the demonstrations. ” data-reactid= “38”>After weeks of protests across the country over Floyd’s death while in the custody of the police of Minneapolis, the NFL has changed his position on the player protests with the commissioner Roger Goodell declaring that “Black Lives Matter” and admitting that the league was wrong to discourage the demonstrations.
the majority of Americans support the NFL players the right to protest. ” data-reactid= “39”>during this time, a Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows that the majority of Americans support the NFL players the right to protest.
Trumpet’s fiery stance against Kaepernick
reporting to in 2017, a political rally in Alabama again ignited the debate on the knees during the national anthem as a form of political protest. ” data-reactid= “41”>Trump is largely considered as a driving force for Kaepernick is the banishment from the NFL after his protests of social injustice and the brutality of the police which is a central theme of its policy platform. His statement to 2017, political rally, in Alabama, the more inflamed the debate on the knees during the national anthem as a form of political protest.
“Wouldn’t you like to see one of these owners of the NFL, when someone does not respect our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch out of the field right now, outside, he fired. He is fired!’,” Trump says. “You know, some owner is going to do.
“It will tell me” this guy does not respect our flag, he is fired.’ And the owner, they don’t know it. They don’t know it. They are friends, a lot of them. They don’t know it. They will be the most popular person, for a week. They will be the most popular person in this country.”
Ex-NFL exec: the Controversy kept Kaepernick out
San Francisco 49ers that included a trip to the Super Bowl. He was 29 years old when he last played an NFL game. While his detractors often pointed to his performance as the reason for his absence, the former executive of the NFL Joe Lockhart admitted in May of this controversy has been prevented from working. ” data-reactid= “47”>Kaepernick has been out of the league since 2016, after six seasons with the San Francisco 49ers that included a trip to the Super Bowl. He was 29 years old when he last played an NFL game. While his detractors often pointed to his performance as the reason for his absence, the former NFL executive Joe Lockhart acknowledged, in May, controversy has been prevented from working.
“No teams wanted to sign a player — even one as talented as Kaepernick — which they viewed as controversial, and, therefore, bad for business,” Lockhart wrote in a column for CNN.
Kaepernick’s performance in the centre
In 12 games during his last season with the 49ers, Kaepernick completed 59.2 percent of his pass attempts for 2,241 yards with 16 touchdowns and four interceptions while pointing a 90.7 rating of a quarterback. He has also rushed for 468 yards on 6.8 yards per carry. Statistically, it has been among his three best seasons in the NFL.
Alex Smith. ” data-reactid= “52”>Kaepernick has thrown a total of five passes during his rookie year while he was sitting behind Alex Smith.
should give Kaepernick a chance “if and only if it is good enough.” “data-reactid= “57”>While Trump words Wednesday come as a surprise, he made a similar statement in the past. He told reporters during a 2019 press conference that he thought that the team owners need to give Kaepernick an opportunity “if and only if it is good enough.”
The president of tarot in if Colin Kaepernick should have a chance to play in the NFL: “if and Only If it is good enough. I know the owners, I know that Bob Kraft. They will do everything they can to win games”
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— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 9, 2019
“If and only if it is good enough,” Trump said. “If it’s good enough, I know the owners, I know [Patriots owner] Bob Kraft, I know a lot of owners. If it is good enough, I know these people. They will sign him in a heart beat.
“They will do everything they can to win games. Frankly, I’d love to see Kaepernick come if it is good enough. But I don’t want to see it happen if anyone thinks this is a good PR move. If it is good enough, it will.”
Will Kaepernick back?
Kaepernick is on the team training list. ” data-reactid= “65”>Kaepernick, now 32, still wants to play in the NFL. Earlier Wednesday, in Los Angeles, Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said that Kaepernick is on the team training list.
If Kaepernick will be the NFL shot is yet to be seen.