Colin Kaepernick’s Former Coach Jim Harbaugh Pleads For NFL To Give Him Another Chance
Jim Harbaugh, Colin Kaepernick's former coach on the San Francisco 49ers, is demanding the controverial player be given another shot by the NFL.
Jim Harbaugh, who coached Colin Kaepernick for three years on the San Francisco 49ers from 2011-2014, is now speaking out to demand that the football player be given another shot by the NFL.
Jim Harbaugh: It’s ‘Absurd’ Colin Kaepernick Hasn’t Been Signed
Harbaugh told The Athletic’s Tim Kawakami that it is “absurd” that Kaepernick has not been signed by another team since he left the 49ers after the 2016 season.
“I love Colin, did then, do now, always will,” Harbaugh said. “I hope he gets a shot. I hope that he has a chance to play again and that he does play. Just my personal view on it.”
“[I] don’t know all the ramifications, but I keep in touch with both Alex [Smith] and Colin,” he added. “I’d love to see Colin get another shot at playing, I love watching him play football. And I hope Alex can come back, too.”
National Anthem Protests
Jim Harbaugh, who now coaches for Michigan, was not the coach for the 49ers when Kaepernick launched his controversial national anthem protests in 2016.
These protests saw the quarterback take a knee during the national anthem before his games. Kaepernick said he was protesting racial inequality in America.
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But many Americans saw this as disrespectful. Basically a slap in the face to our flag as well as those who fought and died for it.
NBC Sports Bay Area reported that back in 2016, Harbaugh tweeted that he “didn’t respect the motivation or the action” of the protest.
The former NFL coach later clarified that he did have respect for Kaepernick’s motivations, just not the way he was doing it.
Harbaugh sang Kaepernick’s praises in 2017, when Time magazine named the football player as one of the most influential people of the year.
“I thank Colin for all he has contributed to the game of football as an outstanding player and trusted teammate,” Harbaugh wrote. “I also applaud Colin for the courage he has demonstrated in exercising his guaranteed right of free speech. His willingness to take a position at personal cost is now part of our American story. How lucky for us all and for our country to have among our citizens someone as remarkable as Colin Kaepernick.”
The NFL Gave Colin Kaepernick Another Shot
Let’s be real. The NFL already gave Kaepernick another shot by the NFL.
The special workout organized by the league at the end of last year was unprecedented. They literally rolled out the red carpet to give Kaepernick a chance to show off his skills alone to numerous teams.
Instead of being grateful for this incredible opportunity, however, Kaepernick changed the location at the very last minute. He changed the venue when he learned that the media would not be allowed to attend.
As a result, most teams were not able to get to the new location in time to see Kaepernick’s workout.
So basically Kaepernick was more interested in the media attention than another chance to play in the NFL
Needless to say, the special workout did not result in Kaepernick being signed by another NFL team.
Someone should explain to Harbaugh that Kaepernick cares far more about playing the victim and filling his own pockets than he does about actually playing in the NFL again.
Despite what leftists claim, Kaepernick has nobody but himself to blame for his situation.
The former quarterback has made his bed, now he can lie in it.