Many members of the league and the media appeal to the New England Patriots to sign a free agent contract with Colin Kepernick. Against the backdrop of civil unrest in the United States, and given the NFL’s position at the beginning of the Black Living Matter movement, the League was once again at the centre of discussion.
Kepernicus was the central figure and leader of a movement that conquered the country at the end of May and in the first two weeks of June. Since Kepernick is still without a team, many refer to the Patriots as the team that would lead him as a free agent.
The Seattle Seahawks were the last team to watch Kepernick, and they had a chance to sign him. Head Coach Pete Carroll says he’s sorry he didn’t sign Kaepernick, but according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, Carroll recently received a call from the team that brought him in after the former 49th-place player asked for the QB in San Francisco.
Here’s a quote from Condotta:
Carroll said he got a call today from another NFL team asking about Kepernick. He says he’s never heard of Capericus. I wouldn’t say which team, but I’d say I think it’s proof that the team cares about him.
Was it the patriots’ crew? It’s possible. Joe Kennedy, a Senator from the U.S. state of Massachusetts, openly and honestly supported the NFL and the Patriots with his advice. He tweeted:
The NFL needs to apologize to Colin Kepernick, and the Patriots need to sign.
– Representative Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) 9. June 2020.
Chad Finn of the Boston Globe insists that Kepernick and the Patriots are a perfect match. Finn’s writing:
I mention this now because there is another marginalized footballer who is looking for a suitable form. He was looking for three full seasons, even though he had already proven himself in the competition. And the place where he has to go to get his career back on track – the place to give him that chance – has never been so clear.
Patriots are a team that has to do the right thing. You have to sign Colin Keipernick.
Fin proposes not only that Kepernicus be signed by the Patriots to make a political declaration or that the most openly patriotic team in the League make up for the moral crimes of the League. Finn also does clean football work for the league. Technically, Kepernick is at least as talented as Jarrett Stidham of the Patriots, certainly a career promoter of Brian Heuer, and he is much more experienced than the unqualified newcomers Jay Mar Smith and Brian Lewerck.
Statistically, Kepernick’s numbers are compared to those of the farmer Terry Bradshaw of the Hall, the former first winner of the World Championships who chose Carson Wentz, and the former winner of the Super Bowl, Doug Williams. Kepernicus hasn’t played in the NFL since 2016, but that hasn’t stopped other writers like Mark Morse from PatsFans.com from reflecting the mood of the Finn.
Patriots, show the world you take this issue seriously, sign Kepernicus, give him back the forum he once had as an NFL player. Talk to him and others to promote understanding and form new ways of thinking.
With your signature, you know that you will discover the media circuit and the reactions to it, as well as the issues of racial equality and police violence. But if you really want to make a difference, it would be a big step to get Kaepernick back into the NFL.
This is a powerful statement by a man who confessed to being insulted by Kepernicus’ knees while singing the national anthem. However, he found time to stop, listen and understand the real motivation for the protest.
It is a powerful movement that could eventually encourage patriots to take a step that most of them thought impossible three years ago.