Trump: ‘I’d Love to See Kaepernick Come In, If He’s Good Enough’

FILE PHOTO: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick prepares to take the field before an NFL game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, U.S. October 23, 2016. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
FILE PHOTO: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick prepares to take the field before an NFL game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, U.S. October 23, 2016. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick should be employed by an NFL team, President Donald Trump told reporters outside of the White House on Friday.

With one condition.

“Only if he’s good enough,” Trump said. “If he’s good enough. … And I think if he was good enough, I know the owners, I know (New England Patriots owner) Bob Kraft, I know so many of the owners. If he’s good enough, they’d sign him. So if he’s good enough — I know these people — they would sign him in a heartbeat. They will do anything they can to win games.

“So I’d like to see it. Frankly, I’d love to see Kaepernick come in, if he’s good enough. But I don’t want to see him come in because somebody thinks it’s a good P.R. move. If he’s good enough, he will be in.”

Kaepernick, who hasn’t played in the NFL since Week 17 of the 2016 season, posted a video to his social media accounts on Wednesday saying that he’s “still ready” to compete.

The 31-year-old Kaepernick shared a corresponding video in which he says he’s been “denied” work for 889 days. He shows off a football-ready physique and appears to be closer to his playing weight — listed by his former team, the San Francisco 49ers, at 230 pounds — than he was in the middle of last season.

Kaepernick opted out of his contract following the 2016 season in a bid for a better deal, however he remains a free agent.

In February, he settled a collusion grievance with the NFL. Kaepernick filed his grievance in October 2017, alleging collusion by NFL owners to keep him out of the league.

Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racial injustice created controversy throughout the country in 2016.

While compiling a 28-30 record as the 49ers starting quarterback from 2012-16, Kaepernick led them to a Super Bowl XLVII appearance after the 2012 season.

–Field Level Media

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Becky
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Hahahaha. This guy is embarrassing himself and allegedly what he represents. Once he gets what he wants he will turn his back on the people of color once again people color get screwed by the con man !

Rick
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Caperdick’s Story sounds very much like Tim Tebow’s. They both went out after a great season, and they were both shunned by the NFL for kneeling (far different reasons of course). The only differences were that Tebow “moved on” gracefully, and that the media hated Tebow because he’s good and knelt for God, but the media loved Caperdick because he’s evil and knelt to tear America apart and disparage first responders.

Qaz Wiz
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his attitude is what’s holding him back… not any collusion…
his name says “real Americans will boycott the team he is on”

Tom Bodine
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He isn’t any good period.

Michael
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Yet another subject on which POTUS knows nothing.

Screwtape
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MariaRose,

He’s married? Last I heard he had a “woke” girlfriend who scotched his chances of being hired by an NFL team.

Let’s hope they make the choice NOT to have children. So many on the Left are doing so, despite the “carbon footprints”. Others are choosing not to do so, ’cause why bring kids into a miserable place (in their minds) like the US. There IS more than one path to extinction.

Berk
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He’s not good enough. Beyond that, he would be a distraction for any team dumb enough to sign him.

Otis
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Krappernick is passed his use by date and if he was good enough, somebody would snap him up unless, of course, they know they would catch grief over his hiring.
He blew it.

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